It has been 10 years since the North Shore Health Center (NSHC) opened.
Much has changed and been added in those years. As one of eight of the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center’s (LCHD/CHC) health centers, NSHC from the beginning has been able to provide the same level of high quality, basic medical and dental care as any of the other centers. However, because of the generosity of the Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park (HFHP), our donors and volunteers, Friends for Health (FFH) has been able to augment that care with many additional personnel and services.
Friends For Health, along with North Shore Health Center, has always focused on education and prevention as the best way to ensure that our patients are able to live healthier lives. Early on we initiated a complete Diabetes Program with a full time dietitian and outreach worker. Although our diabetic patients receive the treatment they require, the program and staff spend much more time on education and prevention. This has included our sponsoring a community garden, a family fun night that incorporates activity with diabetes testing, cooking classes on healthy affordable eating and memberships at the Recreation Center of Highland Park.
Often patients need tests and treatment that goes beyond the scope of the basic services offered. Through the generosity of donors and grants such as the Health Care Foundation of Highland Park, there are funds set aside for such specialty care services.
Friends For Health, North Shore Health Center, along with all of our grantors, donors and volunteers, have much to be proud of! We encourage you to come and see the facility and consider becoming a volunteer or donor to continue our service to the comunity. We are sure you’ll be impressed and grateful that such a facility is in our community to serve those who need it.
Did you know that the North Shore Health Center…?
- In 2009 was among eight health centers recognized as a national model for community engagement and partnership
- Is a collaboration with the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center
- Offers medical, dental and nutrition services, as well as ancillary programs such as medication assistance, case management, and interpretation services
- Has become the primary medical and dental home for many without access to healthcare
- Accepts Medicaid, Medicare and health insurance
- Offers discounted rates for low-income families, and does not turn anyone away based on ability to pay
- Focuses on preventative care through patient education and community outreach