Heartland Health Outreach, the health care arm of Heartland Alliance, is an established leader in providing affordable, high-quality health care to men, women, and children who would otherwise struggle to address basic health needs. Founded as a national Health Care for the Homeless demonstration project in 1985, Heartland Health Outreach's services have since grown significantly. Our services include primary care, mental health, oral health, and substance use treatment and services for low-income, homeless, immigrant, and refugee populations throughout the Chicago region.
Through services delivered at our health center, outpatient and residential locations, and outreach programs at more than 120 area homeless shelters, Heartland Health Outreach annually serves the health needs of thousands of medically underserved people, filling major gaps in the region's health care system. Our diverse programs and services set the standard for inclusive, multidisciplinary treatment.
The mission of Heartland Health Outreach is to improve the health of vulnerable individuals and communities lacking access to health care- through the provision of culturally competent, multidisciplinary services designed to prevent illness and improve physical, mental and social well-being, and through advocacy that promotes the human right to comprehensive, integrated systems of care.