“Assyrian Medical Society Responds to Refugee Medical Concerns”

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ams-responds-to-refugee-medical-concerns.JPGThe Assyrian Medical Society in Chicago declares “Evanston Hospital” as a healthcare provider for the Assyrian refugees in the Chicagoland area who have exhausted their healthcare benefits, commonly offered by the Department of Human Services upon their arrival to the United States.

Service coverage is extended to residents of Chicago (North of Peterson Avenue), and North Shore suburbs, including Lincolnwood, Skokie (Chicagoland’s major Assyrian community), Morton Grove, Evanston, Glenview, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, Winnetka, Northbrook, Glencoe, Highland Park, and also east of Route 83, Niles, Des Plaines, and Park Ridge.

This service, available publicly, is based on a sliding-scale of up to 80% discount for medical, and 75% for dental. All potential patients are prescreened for eligibility, based on the number of family members, proof of income (a payroll stub, if employed), income taxes (Internal Revenue Service “IRS” Form 1040), and utility bills (electric, gas, and water).

Upon qualifying, patients are given an initial medical screening, followed by designation to a specialist, if necessary, with the exception of mental health.

The facility of Evanston Hospital Outpatient Clinic is located on the ground floor of 2650 Ridge Avenue in Evanston, Illinois.

“On behalf of The Assyrian Medical Society, I am proud to extend my gratitude to Ms. Helen Talia, “AMS” Director in Chicago, for helping facilitate this service to our Chicago Assyrian Community.” Albert Davidoo, “AMS” Chairman.

For further information, please contact the Assyrian Medical Society, Chicago Director Helen Talia at (224) 770-0523, or visit www.assyrianmedical.org.