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Accreditation and Recognition

Pillars Community Health is deeply committed to quality service delivery and positive client outcomes. We regularly evaluate our programs and systems to ensure best practices throughout the agency.

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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)

Health Center

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Our Community Health Center has received HRSA quality awards from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for seven consecutive years. In May 2017, we received National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Level 2 Recognition. NCQA’s mission is to improve the quality of health care. As a PCMH health center, Pillars Community Health utilizes interventions such as care coordination, electronic health records, and team-based care to deliver optimal care for all patients.

Behavioral Health

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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. Read about our most recent survey, in which we were awarded accreditation through 2021. Our Addictions 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.

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