Helping Our Neighbors with Unmet Needs

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) has proudly provided health and well-being services in our community for 125 years, and our neighbors need us now more than ever. Last year, 18,269 of our neighbors with very limited financial resources or limited healthcare coverage turned to NorthShore for free or discounted care.

When our neighbors receive the medical care they need, regardless of their economic circumstances, their lives are transformed.

  • When a grandfather is able to pay for, and take, his prescription medication for a chronic illness, he’s able to enjoy another decade of camping with his grandchildren.
  • After a teenager who struggles with addiction gets the treatment she needs, she’s able to turn her life around and graduate from college.
  • Or when a father of three finally looks into the pains he’s been having only to discover that he has cancer, he’s able to receive and afford the integrated care that saves his life.

Please consider making a donation today to help more neighbors in need in our community. Donate online or contact Nicole Brennan at 224.364.7210 if you have questions.



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Our neighbors with reduced financial resources or limited healthcare coverage may have nowhere else to turn for emergency assistance and preventive care. They need NorthShore, and they need you.

Please choose an area that speaks to you, whether you provide general support or help fund a specific program right in your local city or town.






The Care for the Medically Underserved Fund

Provides general support to our NorthShore community. Can provide assistance by:

  • Helping those in our community with limited financial resources or healthcare coverage by offering emergency and wellness care. NorthShore subsidizes care to qualifying patients in our community who are at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level or are uninsured.
  • Providing services that range from internal medicine and obstetrics/gynecology to general surgery, orthopaedics and diabetes education at the NorthShore Evanston Hospital Community Health Center and Glenbrook Family Medical Clinic.
  • Serving adult patients at the Dental Center at Evanston Hospital with primary care dental services and special consultations.
  • Providing free care to all students registered for our program at the Evanston Township High School Health Center, serving 900 students last year.

The Medication Assistance Program

Offers aid to patients who need help paying for prescription medication. When faced with the costs related to filling and taking a prescription, some patients simply stop taking their medications, take partial doses or try to stretch their medications in other ways. Last year, more than 23,120 prescriptions were filled. Financial support for prescription drugs for these patients can make a significant difference in their well-being and in their lives. Click here to learn more.

Integrative Medicine Sponsor-A-Patient Fund

Offers free integrative care like mind-body medicine and acupuncture for some of our most vulnerable patients suffering from chronic diseases such as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and chronic pain.

Be-Well Lake County

Provides low-income communities increased access to effective diabetes management, education and lifestyle support resources in Lake County. The Grace Hong Community Garden in North Chicago encourages patients to plant and ultimately harvest a variety of fresh vegetables, yielding produce for patients to take home each week. Click here to learn more.

Kellogg Cancer Center Fund

Helps cancer patients and their families manage the emotional, practical and financial needs of cancer treatment, helping the most economically vulnerable patients meet basic living needs and enhancing their quality of life. Click here to learn more.

Reach Out and Read

Supplies new books to children from 6 months to 5 years of age at each visit to the Glenbrook Family Care Center, and encourages clinicians to provide developmentally appropriate advice to parents about reading with their child. Click here to learn more.

Perinatal Family Support Center

Provides a wide array of services free of charge to women and their families at Evanston and NorthShore Highland Park Hospitals experiencing challenges related to pregnancy, birth, prematurity or perinatal loss, serving 1,650 families last year. 

Eye and Vision Center

Hosts ophthalmology clinics for underserved residents, treating 879 pediatric and adult patients last year.

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