Will County Community Health Center, based in Joliet, Illinois, has bolstered their bilingual medical staff to six. The health center provides access to medical and dental care through community collaboration and education.
According to U.S. Census estimates, out of the 690,000 residents, Will County is approximately 17% Latino. Bilingual medical professionals are important to the community.
Will County Community Health Center now has six Spanish speaking medical providers. All are native Spanish speakers.
- Dr. Efrain Flores (Pediatrician)
- Dr. Dan Gutierrez (Internal Medicine Physician),
- Marisa Ruiz (Family Nurse Practitioner)
- Dr. Cynthia Vera (Obstetrician/Gynecologist)
- Dr. Tracy Vera (Obstetrician/Gynecologist)
- Dr. Veronica Arauz (Obstetrician/Gynecologist)
A bilingual staff of nurses, medical assistants, dental assistants, and six full-time interpreters help provide medical service. About 40% of Will County CHC patients are Latino. Half of the Latino patients only speak Spanish, so having a bilingual staff is critical to providing quality healthcare.
Will County CHC also includes an on-site lab and a pharmacy that provides prescriptions at a discount. For patients that are uninsured, the health center charges on a sliding scale.
Appointments at Will County CHC- 815-727-8670
For more information: https://willcountyhealth.org/chc/