Bridge the Gap
IWS provides medical, dental, optometry and child development and behavioral health services, even though the cost of these services is higher than the reimbursement rates. It’s how we show our commitment to the families who make Infant Welfare their healthcare home.
Numbers are based on an average of reimbursements. Updated July 2015
per prenatal medical visit
per dental visit
per counseling visit
per optometry visit
per occupational or speech therapy visit
per well-woman care visit
For the past 8 years, Keira and her family, who live in the neighborhood, have come to Infant Welfare for medical, dental, vision and family services. She sees our pediatrician, dentist and optometrist for check-ups and primary care, and also uses our behavioral health services. Her therapist helps her cope with anxiety and teaches her problem-solving skills for succeeding at home and school, while our social skills group shows her how to interact with peers, bolsters her self-esteem and gives her a place to shine. Keira and her family know that Infant Welfare is a safe place to receive quality care and she feels at home with staff and practitioners. For this reason, she always arrives with a smile and greets everyone she sees, from receptionists to doctors.
* Name changed to protect privacy
With your help, Infant Welfare provides quality healthcare to local families in need, expands and innovates to offer comprehensive, wraparound services, and makes it easier for struggling families to get the care that they need.
The nurse who shows the child how to use their inhaler keeps them healthy and happy; the optometrist who provides an eye exam and glasses can help turn C/D grades into As/Bs; the therapist and child development specialists provide support and skills to improve behavior; the dentist makes the tooth aches that keep a child home from school go away. This is why it is so important that we provide our Infant Welfare children with the preventive services that will help them build a foundation for a productive and healthy life.
Keira is one of thousands of children in our area who is at risk. Her family trusts Infant Welfare for healthcare that is accessible, high-quality and serves their unique needs, so that she and her siblings can get the best start in life.
For more than a century, Infant Welfare has pioneered innovative medical and behavioral health practices in serving Chicago’s most vulnerable families. You are part of this vital legacy.
With your contribution, we can build on our history of giving children the best possible start in life. Thank you for your generosity and caring.
Your gift goes right to work. It makes an immediate difference in the lives of our patients. Thank you!