Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Access Community Health Network (ACCESS), is continuing to work with state and local health officials to help support our communities during this public health crisis.


With the exception of our ACCESS at Gary Comer Youth Center location, all ACCESS health centers remain open, with adjusted operating hours, and are focused on supporting those patients with essential care needs. For the safety and health of both our patients and workforce, we are scheduling all non-urgent care appointments as telehealth appointments. This new appointment type allows you to speak directly with an ACCESS provider over the phone without leaving the comfort of your home. If you are interested in a new telehealth appointment, please call us at 1.866.267.2353. Refer to our website for the most updated hours of operation.


If you have an upcoming urgent appointment, we ask that you call your health center before coming into our facility. It’s critical that we know if you have a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste/smell, and/or a history of recent travel or known contact with someone with the Coronavirus.


For the continued safety of patients and staff, ACCESS has implemented a temporary no-visitor policy. We are asking all patients to arrive to the health centers by themselves. If a patient is under 18 or requires extra assistance, there will be a limit of one companion.


ACCESS has also taken additional precautions to increase the daily cleaning and disinfection of our sites to make sure we do our part to stop the spread of this virus.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing at ACCESS

ACCESS is currently offering testing at specific locations. To learn more click here.


Testing is only being offered to patients 2 years or older who have completed a telehealth screening by an ACCESS provider.


If you would like a telehealth appointment to be screened for testing, please call 1.800.836.7633.


For more information on COVID-19 testing in Illinois, please refer to the Illinois Department of Public Health website at or the Illinois COVID-19 hotline at 1.800.888.3931.