The Infant Welfare Society of Chicago (IWS) puts the community into ‘community health’ at a time when those in our neighborhoods need us. Our full-service community health center serves more than 13,000 patients annually with a continuum of medical care, dental care, optometry, and behavioral health services in a single central location. This “one-stop-shop” ensures barrier-free access to services and provides a multi-service healthcare home to some of Chicago’s neediest children and their families.
For more than a century, Infant Welfare has pioneered innovative medical and behavioral health practices to serve some of Chicago’s most vulnerable families.
Since 1924, we have incorporated child development and behavioral health counseling into its primary care model, and since 1970, provided pediatric dentistry services to low-income children. Orthodontic care was introduced in 1991 and pediatric optometry in 1995. In 2015, IWS launched the Child-Centered Health and Advanced Therapies (CHAT) Center, an on-site prevention program for children at risk for developmental delays.
IWS services are:
- trusted by our patients. Word-of-mouth referrals are strong, and many IWS families have received care for multiple generations.
- provided in a state-of-the-art facility. The Angel Harvey Community Health Center is a modern, clean, LEED Silver Certified 40,000 square foot building.
- always expanding to best meet the needs of our patients. New and improved services and programs are a hallmark of Infant Welfare’s commitment to wraparound services.
- accessible to all. Our convenient location, culturally competent staff and sliding fee scales reduce barriers to critical care.
The Infant Welfare Society of Chicago envisions a community of children and families with healthy bodies and minds.
Our mission is to provide a continuum of integrated, quality, and preventive health care services to children and their families, enabling them to lead healthy and productive lives.
IWS received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval! This is a nationally recognized acknowledgement that IWS meets the ambulatory care and behavioral health standards that determine “quality of care in a safe environment.