History

The Family Christian Health Center was founded and developed in April 2000 by a group of family practitioners that got together to try and solve the lack of medical aid in the area. They were deeply concerned and committed to provide health care to medically underserved patients in the Harvey area and neighboring communities. Through many hardships and hours of hard work and dedication they started this facility to assist their community: William Crevier, M.D., founder of Christian Community Health Center in Chicago, Illinois; Pediatrician, Laurie Debonnett, M.D., Lisa Green, D.O., M.P.H. and Cynthia Jones, M.D., M.P.H.

Services began at 15620 South Wood Street in a small medical building on the campus of Ingalls Hospital.  Family Christian Health Center experienced rapid growth as word of mouth spread about the practice. To address the need for additional space, Ingalls Hospital donated a parcel on its campus on which a new state of the art Family Christian Health Center was built.

With its new opening in 2005, the Family Christian Health Center has consistently grown and now sees more than 24,000 residents of Chicago's Southland communities resulting in over 85,000 patient visits per year.  Today, the Family Christian Health Center has expanded services to meet the needs of our community by providing dental, “Today Care” (same day care services), behavioral health services, and Ob/Gyn services in an effort to better serve our patients and address the growing number of under insured patients in the area.

 

Through the collaborative efforts of our founders, we have a state of the art Federally Qualified Health Center, a family oriented and professional staff and several health services that you and your family can fully utilize and that all of us can be proud of.

To say that consumers are highly concerned about their health is a vast understatement. Managing health and wellness decisions is a tough job now-a-days, and that is why we are here to help. We are a family oriented facility, people caring for people. Through our dedication, and professional services that we offer to you and your family we are sure you will become a part of our family.