Pillars Community Health is:
- A Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois
- A Health Center Program grantee under 42U.S.C.254b
- A deemed Public Health Service Employee under 42 USC233(g)-(n)
- A HIPPA complaint organization
Pillars Community Health achieved remarkable recognition from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), solidifying its commitment to excellence in healthcare. The organization proudly earned the prestigious 2023 Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality badge, reflecting its dedication to harnessing cutting-edge technology for improved patient care and health outcomes. Additionally, Pillars Community Health was honored with the 2023 Health Center Quality Leader (HCQL) Silver Badge, underscoring its leadership in delivering high-quality healthcare services to the community. Notably, the 2023 Addressing Social Risk Factors badge recognizes Pillars Community Health's unwavering efforts to address and mitigate the social determinants of health, reinforcing its holistic approach to patient well-being. These accolades highlight Pillars Community Health's continued commitment to providing comprehensive, patient-centered care to its community, setting a standard of excellence for healthcare organizations nationwide.
Our behavioral health services are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). We have received the highest level of accreditation at each survey since 1995. We recently received our updated accreditation through 2024. Our Substance Use Disorder Services are licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery.
Additional Recognition and Licensing
Our programs receive funding and/or are monitored by a variety of federal, state, and local sources, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA), the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV), the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS), the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Cook County Department of Planning and Development, the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County (CEDA), various 708 Boards, various foundations, and our own Board of Directors.