From adolescence to menopause, ACCESS provides the following services:
Obstetrics and gynecology
STI/HIV testing, treatment, and education
Birth control and emergency contraception
PrEP referrals and treatment
Cancer screenings (breast, cervical, testicular, and colorectal)
Related Programs and Additional Services
PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a once daily pill that lowers the risk for a person without HIV from getting the virus from sex or injection drug use. PrEP is highly effective at preventing HIV and can only be prescribed by a medical provider. If you are concerned about your ability to pay, there are various financial assistance programs our benefit specialists can help you with.
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) helps patients who are diagnosed with HIV access medical care, medications, and essential support services to help them stay in care and virally suppressed.
ACCESS Westside Healthy Start program provides support through every step of your pregnancy and up to 18 months for our mothers-to-be and parenting families living in Chicago’s West side communities of North Lawndale, Austin, Humboldt Park, and in East and West Garfield Park.
With the support of a dedicated care team, the goal of our program is to improve the health outcomes of both the mother and baby, partner with community members to reduce infant mortality rates on the West side, and empower our families to create stronger, healthier communities.
Preconception, prenatal, and postpartum services include:
Fatherhood support services
Community Action Network (CAN)
To learn more about ACCESS Westside Healthy Start and to see if you are eligible, call 312.733.0065 today.
The Illinois Family Planning Program is a statewide program that offers confidential and inclusive sexual health services to anyone 12 years of age or older who are under-insured, uninsured and insured individuals.
The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) offers uninsured Illinois women (18-64 years old) with free or low-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings. The program is available at all ACCESS locations and our dedicated care teams are here to help you enroll.
If the results show a breast or cervical cancer diagnosis, ACCESS’ care team can help eligible patients enroll for benefits such as: