For over 50 years, we’ve all found a way to serve our patients and communities better.


Now we’re finding a new one.

Near North Health CEO Berneice Mills-Thomas joins the NACHC Hall of Fame

Protecting our patients, families, staff and community is paramount to our mission.  As part of our comprehensive response to reduce the spread of the COVID-19, we evaluate our visitor procedures on an ongoing basis.


Due to the increase in COVID-19 positivity rate, until further notice, we ask that you please comply with the following guidance:


  • Access to all of our clinics will be limited to essential visitors (deliveries, facilities services personnel, etc.), staff, and patients with the following exceptions:

    • Patients under the age of 18 can have one support person.

    • Patients with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation can have one support person.

    • In cases where an assistant or caregiver is required by a patient for their care, that person may be asked to wait in the lobby and/or in their vehicle after assisting the patient and then will be contacted once the patient is ready for pickup.

    • Exceptions may be granted for visitors under the age of 18.

  • Visitors ages 2 and up are required to wear a face mask before entering any of the health centers.

  • All visitors will be screened upon entering our facilities.

  • During this screening process, individuals will be asked a series of questions and undergo a temperature check.

  • Anyone with a fever, cough or flu-like symptoms may not enter the clinics unless they are seeking care.

  • In addition to the above safety precautions, Near North Health is also offering Telehealth (video) and Telephonic (phone) appointments/visits to patients. Please call us at (312) 337-1073 for more information.


We did not make this decision lightly, but believe it is a necessary step to protect our patients, their families, our staff, and the community during this public health crisis. Thank you for your patience, understanding and cooperation during this difficult time.

Call today and get many of your health care needs addressed without coming in to the health center!

For additional information, please call (312) 337-1073.

We Serve You

Near North Health welcomes everyone. We are a sensitive, culturally competent, and patient-centered community health center that empowers individuals through education, disease prevention, and promoting healthy behaviors, regardless of one’s inability to pay. 

Near North Health's Mission

The Mission of Near North Health  (NNH) is to provide access to high quality health care to improve the health, well-being, and safety of the diverse populations and communities we serve.

Communities We Serve

Our communities are located in federally designated Health Professional and/or Health Services Shortage Areas for Primary Care, Mental Health, and/or Dental Services. All communities are home to African-American, Hispanic, and other racial/ethnic groups who suffer from health disparities such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, HIV, depression, tobacco use, infant mortality, and low birth rate.


Everyone is welcome at Near North Health. Immigration status will never impact your care.


Welcome Veterans! Near North Health is excited to offer healthcare services to our veterans through the Veterans Choice Program. Veterans can now select Near North Health as their provider of choice for all healthcare needs. Veterans, thank you for taking care of us, now let Near North Health take care of you!


Pacific Garden Mission Near North Health has taken to the streets and visited the homeless at Chicago's Pacific Garden Mission shelter in the downtown South Loop neighborhood. Every week, Near North Health provides transportation for dozens of residents to visit the health centers and receive healthcare services.  Near North Health's homeless outreach  highlights just one of the few ways that Near North Health contributes to the community.           


CEO Berneice Mills-Thomas called a touchdown for Near North Health and thousands of other health centers throughout the U.S. 


Near North led the charge on Washington to encourage Senate to pass the law—H.R. 2—that provides a two-year extension of critical funding for community health centers and won! Go Near North!


91% of Near North patients think the support staff are helpful

90% of Near North patients are likely to recommend Near North doctors to friends or family

90% of Near North patients think the rate of charges is fair

93% of Near North patients would recommend our nursing staff to family or friends

92% of Near North patients would recommend our health centers to family and/or friends

90% of Near North patients think our health centers are clean 

92% of Near North patients feel procedures and policies are clearly explained to them


The MyNearNorth Patient Portal is now available on your mobile device! With the MyNearNorth Portal you can:

  • Request an appointment

  • View your lab results

  • View your current medical record

  • Send and receive secure messages to and from your personal care team

To access the patient portal, as any member of your care team to print your PIN letter, then go to and click on the MyNearNorth Patient Portal tab.

If you are already registered for the portal, please go to


Without action by Without action by Congress, federally-qualified health centers could face up to a 70% cut  in their operational grants, resulting in loss of access to care for millions of patients.


Send an email to your Congressman to "support the essential work of community health centers."


The Illinois 7th Congressional District Congressman Danny Davis Celebrates Today's Healthcare Heroes by awarding the Dr. George Clevaland Hall Recognition to Near North Health and our CEO Mrs. Berneice Mills-Thomas.

Let's give our CEO, Mrs. Berneice Mills-Thomas a warm congratulations and thank you for her work and dedication in the Chicago community healthcare industry.


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