Access DuPage is a collaborative effort by thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations in DuPage County to provide access to affordable health services to the county’s low-income, medically uninsured residents. Since the program began in 2001, more than 55,000 of our DuPage County neighbors have received high quality, compassionate healthcare through Access DuPage. This year, Access DuPage will serve approximately 5,000 members.
Access DuPage – Affordable Health Services for DuPage County Residents
Access DuPage is a free program to help eligible residents of DuPage to receive low-cost primary health care services, as well as some other medical assistance. Our mission is to provide affordable health services to DuPage County residents, regardless of income. Access DuPage is not an insurance program, nor is it a substitute for health insurance.
If you don’t have health insurance and meet the eligibility criteria, Access DuPage will provide you with a “medical home” where you can receive primary care services for a small cost until you become eligible for insurance.
To qualify for Access DuPage, you must:
- Live in DuPage County year round,
- Be age 19 or older,
- Have a household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level,
- Not be eligible for other healthcare programs
If you qualify and wish to enroll in the program, call our office or find the intake site closest to you.
Access DuPage Benefits
Access DuPage assigns each member to a primary care doctor or a clinic that provides ongoing primary care.
If an Access DuPage primary care doctor recommends that an enrollee see a specialist, Access DuPage will find a specialist to treat them.
Most lab and X-ray services ordered by the primary care doctor or referred specialists are covered by the program and available at a local hospital.
Most prescription drugs ordered by the primary care doctor or referred specialists are covered by the program, and available at retail DuPage County pharmacies. Members also qualify for some free medicines through the DuPage Dispensary of Hope charitable pharmacy.
For each of these services, Access DuPage members pay a small fee (co-pay).
Access DuPage represents an exceptional partnership of hospitals, physicians, local government, human services agencies, and community groups. We work together to build an efficient and effective health safety net.
Every dollar of direct service provided through Access DuPage is matched by more than $10 in donated health care. Every hospital in DuPage County, as well as thousands of volunteer physicians and health clinics contributes to this. Above all, our mission is to provide affordable health services to DuPage County residents, regardless of income.
Access DuPage provides comprehensive services at a direct cost of $392 per member. A full 56% of that cost is used to purchase necessary medications.