Humboldt Park Health Opens Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site

With support from Governor Pritzker and community partners, HPH launched a community drive-through COVID-19 testing site in late April that has received an overwhelming community response, now completing more than 500 tests per week.

Although positivity rates in Chicago and Illinois have decreased significantly in recent weeks, the Humboldt Park community consistently has positivity rates three to four times as high as the state average.


Humboldt Park Health COVID-19 Response Fund
Please help Humboldt Park Health purchase much-needed medical supplies and personal protective equipment and other resources to support our doctors an nurses providing critical care for our patients.

2021 Power of Community Virtual Gala - Success!
Thank you to our honorees:
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Dr. Bechara Choucair
Dr. Ngozi Ezike
Dr. Allison Arwady
Humboldt Park Health COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Team
Please note: the program starts at minute 30:00

Thanks to our donors, sponsors, and friends, our second Virtual Gala was a success!  Our community helped us surpass our Challenge Grant goal of $100,00 and raise $340,000 in support of Humboldt Park Health.

While we were not physically together on June 16, the energy and support was felt across the internet.

Proceeds will support Humboldt Park Health initiatives to advance health equity in Humboldt Park and the surrounding neighborhoods, including building a team of community health workers.

Ever since I came to Humboldt Park Health in October 2010, we have worked to build and sustain our relationships with the communities we serve. This is why our theme remains
The Power of Community.”

The Humboldt Park Health Foundation, with the support of many donors and grantors, has brought us the phenomenally successful Care-A-Van, which has traveled to hundreds of schools, day cares, and organizations in the community, providing free health services to thousands of children and young people in communities where access to healthcare is challenging.

Now, while continuing to support mobile health, our focus is widening to diabetes, which is an epidemic in our communities. Although 40% of the people admitted to our hospital have diabetes and half of adults in our primary service area are at high risk of getting this disease, we lack a sufficient safety net of outreach, education and clinical care to prevent and treat diabetes.

In diabetes, early intervention is critical. Help us dramatically improve our ability to intervene by sponsoring and/or attending our annual Power of Community Benefit, or donating to our Foundation.

Thank you,
José R. Sánchez

President & CEO
Humboldt Park Health