Provident Hospital plays a vital role as a provider of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services on the South Side of Chicago. As a full-service hospital, it meets community healthcare needs including primary, specialized (including HIV care, services and prevention), emergency, same-day surgery, maternity, family practice, and critical care services.
Provident’s emergency room is the second busiest on the South Side of Chicago, serving approximately 50,000 persons a year.
Community Health Education
Deeply committed to prevention, Provident staff and volunteers work with community residents to promote good health and wellness. Through health fairs, a speaker’s bureau, support groups, health wellness groups for teens, men and seniors, and educational programs (diabetes, asthma, smoking cessation, heart disease and others), Provident is a catalyst for improving the health status of communities throughout the South Side of Chicago.
Provident Hospital is also home to three clinics operated by the Ambulatory & Community Health Network : John Sengstake Health Center, The Pediatric Health Center and OB/Gyn Health Center.
Cook County/NACO Prescription Drug Discount Card
In September 2007, Cook County, in partnership with Caremark and the National Association of Counties (NACo), introduced the new Cook County Prescription Drug Discount Card Program. This free card is available to all county residents and can provide significant savings on prescription drugs with no income requirements, no age requirements, and unlimited use for the whole family.
Any county resident without prescription coverage can use this program. Even if you have insurance for prescription drugs, you may still benefit from the discount card, since it may save you money on prescription drugs your existing plan does not cover.