Fees/Paying for Your Visit

At Greater Elgin Family Care Center, no one will be turned away for an inability to pay. We accept patients with insurance and patients without insurance.

Greater Elgin Family Care Center’s fees are based on the procedures done at the time of service. All fees are determined by the procedure(s) rendered by the provider, with the standard fee reflecting the current medical marketplace. GEFCC accepts private/commercial health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, AllKids, and self-paying clients. For a complete list of insurances we accept, please go here.

Patients with Insurance

We accept many different forms of insurance, including all the Medicaid Managed Care plans, Medicare, most HMOs and PPOs. Click here for a complete list of insurances accepted.

Payment is expected at the time of service, cash, checks, and major credit cards are accepted.

Please present your insurance card at each visit.

Sliding Fee Discount

Greater Elgin Family Care Center, as a Community Health Center grantee, is required to offer a sliding fee discount program to all patients who are under 200% of the Federal Poverty guidelines based on reported income and family size.

All patients presenting who are below 100% of the Federal Poverty guidelines based on reported income and family size will receive a full discount. However, nominal fees may be collected from individual or families with an annual income at or below 100% of the Poverty Level.

To qualify for the sliding fee discount, patients must provide proof of identification, proof of family size and proof of income. Patients must renew this information every 12 months to continue to receive the discount.

Below is a chart detailing the Discount Program. If you have any questions regarding our Discount Program or insurance coverage, please contact Kimberley Slagle, Billing Coordinator, at (847) 608-6001 or kslagle@gefcc.org.

Laboratory Testing Discount

NEW: Through efforts with our laboratory partners, we are now able to reduce the financial burden of your laboratory testing. Every patient below 100% of the Federal Poverty guidelines now pays ONLY a Nominal Fee of $25.00 each visit – which includes most laboratory testing services – over 37% less than any other FQHC provider!