ACCESS Community Health Centers offer low cost care family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, and Ob/Gyn services as well as some low-cost specialty care at some of its clinics. ACCESS accepts Medicaid, Medicaid HMO, Medicare, and most major health plans and a sliding fee scale is available. Case management is provided free of charge. Ob/Gyn and midwifery services are offered at the following locations (additional locations at

ACCESS Evanston-Rogers Park Family Health Center
1555 West Howard
Chicago, IL 60626

All Kids Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility for pregnant women offers immediate, temporary coverage for outpatient care. There are no co-payments or premiums and women do not need to be a legal immigrant or have a Social Security number. Women can receive prenatal checkups, doctor visits, laboratory tests, prenatal vitamins, medicine, eye and dental care, emergency room care, mental health and substance abuse services, and transportation. Hospital services and labor and delivery services are not available through MPE; women should apply for the Moms & Babies program for these services. The first step is to visit an MPE provider; you can find the nearest one by calling the All Kids Hotline at 866.255.5437.


The Chicago Women’s Health Center offers affordable women’s health services on a sliding fee scale. Services offered include gynecological exams, birth control counseling, emergency contraception, STD testing, and pregnancy testing. The center also offers an alternative insemination program designed for lesbian couples, single women, trans people, and bisexual women.

Chicago Women’s Health Center
1025 W Sunnyside Ave
Chicago, IL 60640


Howard Brown Health Center offers free breast exams and pap smears to low –income, uninsured, and underinsured women through the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program. Aside from the general care and STD testing offered by HBHC (see “Low Cost and Sliding-Scale Clinics” section of this guide), the center also runs programs specifically geared towards lesbian, bisexual, and trans women, including the Alternative Insemination Program and a lesbian health drop-in on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Howard Brown Health Center
4025 North Sheridan
Chicago, IL 60613


The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) offers free mammograms, breast exams, pelvic exams, and Pap tests to low-income women. Eligible women must live in Illinois, be between 35 and 64 years old, and must not have insurance. Additionally, some women under the age of 35 may qualify. Women should contact IBCCP to find out if they qualify and begin the application process.

Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program


Howard Brown Health Center
4025 North Sheridan
Chicago, IL 60613

Uptown Clinic
845 West Wilson
Chicago, IL 60640


Illinois Healthy Women is a free, voluntary, and confidential program for women of reproductive age. Women must be between 19 and 44 years old, be a legal resident, and live in Illinois. Women that have lost regular medical benefits through the Department of Healthcare and Family Services are automatically enrolled in the program and should receive an enrollment packet in the mail. Other women that meet income guidelines (currently, must have a monthly income of $1,862 or less for an individual and $2,522 or less for a household of two), do not currently have insurance coverage for birth control, and are not pregnant are eligible. Apply by calling the program or mailing in an application, downloadable at Illinois Healthy Women covers physical exams, birth control, Pap tests, sterilization services, mammograms, laboratory tests, STD testing, multivitamins, and folic acid.

Illinois Healthy Women


The Illinois WISEWOMAN Program aims to lower heart disease and other chronic disease risk factors. Eligible women are between 40 and 64 years old, have an income of 250% or less of the Federal Poverty Level (currently $27,225 in annual income for a household of one or $26,775 in annual income for a household of two), be uninsured or underinsured, currently enrolled in the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, and living in a county served by the program (Cook County is included). Women enrolled in the program may receive heart, breast, and cervical cancer screenings and may attend a four-week series of classes emphasizing healthier eating, more active lifestyles, and improved heart health.

Illinois WISEWOMAN Program


Moms & Babies for pregnant women covers outpatient and inpatient hospital services during pregnancy and for 60 days after the baby is born. The program also covers services for the child during the first year (only if the mother is covered by Moms & Babies when the child is born). Women do not need to be a citizen or have a Social Security number for coverage. The income limits are currently $2,522 a month for a household of two and $3,182 a month for a household of three; for other household limits, visit the website or contact the program. To apply, call the All Kids Hotline, download an application at, or visit the local Department of Human Services office.

Moms & Babies


Park West Family Physicians offer Ob/Gyn services, primary care, pediatrics, mental health, immunizations, x-rays, laboratory tests, and radiology. The practice offers sharp discounts for the uninsured and underinsured.

Park West Family Physicians
830 West Diversey
Chicago, IL 60614


Planned Parenthood offers affordable women’s health and sexual health services, including STD testing and treatment, HIV testing, pregnancy testing and services, cervical cancer screening, breast exams, mammogram referrals, and pap tests. Medicaid and some private health insurance accepted; contact your location for services offered and pricing.

Loop Health Center
18 South Michigan, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

Near North Center
1200 North LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60610

Rogers Park Health Center
5725 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60660

Wicker Park Center
1152 North Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60642


The St. Joseph Hospital’s Laboure Outpatient Clinic offers comprehensive women’s services on a sliding scale based on one’s ability to pay. Services include well-woman exams, heart health and diabetes services, prenatal and post-natal services for mothers and babies, gestational diabetes monitoring, and classes in breastfeeding, childbirth, and parenting. Financial assistance is available, and individuals are encouraged to meet with a financial counselor to determine eligibility for a range of services.

Labouré Outpatient Center
2913 North Commonwealth Avenue
The Manor Professional Office Building, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60657

CoverHer, a new hotline launched by the National Women’s Law Center, assists women having trouble accessing preventative health services (including contraceptives). To take advantage of this new program, call 866-745-5487 or visit for more information.