Erie Family Health Center, a provider of health services to underserved communities, has received a $1 million grant from the North Suburban Healthcare Foundation that will allow Erie Evanston/Skokie to build out a new and expanded location.
Currently located in the Morton Civic Center, Erie Evanston/Skokie Health Center will move to a permanent location at 1285 Hartrey Ave.
The grant will allow extensive renovation of the building at the new location to accommodate more patients. The new 16,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility will include 15 exam rooms and five dental and have ample space to expand services to incorporate wellness promotion, health education and behavioral health services.
“Erie is thrilled to receive this generous grant, which will help realize a community-driven vision for a comprehensive primary care health center for Evanston and Skokie,” said Dr. Lee Francis, president and CEO of Erie Family Health Center.
Erie Evanston/Skokie opened in October 2012 and is the first community health center serving both the northern suburbs of Evanston and Skokie. Erie Evanston/Skokie Health Center provides primary medical and dental care for patients, including prenatal care, pediatrics, women’s health and adult medicine, as well as chronic disease management and behavioral health services. In addition, Erie offers access to an expanded network of locations providing services such as optometry and podiatry. Once the site is at full capacity, Erie estimates the health center will provide care for more than 5,500 patients through more than 18,500 annual patient visits.