About Healthy East Chicago
This clinic operates under a SLIDING SCALE model.This means that it MAY NOT be free depending on your income.You will be required to prove financial need in order to receive free services or services at a reduced cost.This is a health care center funded by the federal government.This means even if you have no insurance you can be covered.The center is also income based for those making an income.This health center can cover services such as checkups, treatment, pregnancy care (where applicable), immunizations and child care (where applicable), prescription medicine and mental and substance abuse where applicable.Contact them at the number provided for full details.Healthy East Chicago is a Community Health Center.In order to get more information on this clinic, click on the icons below. You may be required to join for free in order to access full contact information.
Health East Chicago is a center also known as HEC and it's a multi-agency facility that provides an array of services to meet the needs of the East Chicago community.
The HEC facility was incorporated in 1997 as a not-for-profit, 501 C3 corporation. Our program is a result of collaboration and partnership between Healthy East Chicago, Inc., St. Catherine Hospital and the City of East Chicago. As of September 1st, 2004, HEC became a self-supporting entity.
HEC offers a variety of health and human services under one roof. HEC provides a number of monthly health education and screening programs sponsored by a variety of community agencies. Other programs cover a wide range of subjects designed to help our community grow, share and learn.
Program topics include:
AIDS and HIV Awareness
Allergy and Asthma
Age-appropriate exercise programs
Blood DisordersLeukemia, Sickle Cell Anemia
Child Abuse Prevention
Diet and Nutrition
New Mother Topics
Safety for Children
Safety for the Workplace
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Services available onsite:
Primary Medical Care
Family Practice/Internal Medicine
Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse Prevention
Since this is a sliding fee scale clinic, we have provided the Federal Poverty Guidelines below. Visit the Healthy East Chicago website listed above to see what the level is needed for free care.
Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2022
|Persons In Family Household||Poverty Guideline Salary per year|
For Households with more than 8 persons, add $4,480 for each additional person.
*Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.
These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get reduced or free services from some clinics, they use a sliding fee scale based on your income.When they use a sliding fee scale, the 100% rate can be different than 100%. In those cases, using for example a 200% federal poverty level, you will only need double the 100% number listed above to 200%.
Health Care Center
This is a health care center funded by the federal government. This means even if you have no insurance you can be covered.The center is also income based for those making an income. This health center can cover services such as checkups, treatment,pregnancy care (where applicable), immunizations and child care (where applicable), prescription medicine and mental andsubstance abuse where applicable. Contact them at the number provided for full details.
Healthy East Chicago is a Community Health Center.