Thanks to the support of our clients and our local communities, we’re excited to share that carafem has opened its third location – this time in the greater Chicago area. This health center is located in Skokie, which is a north shore suburb of Chicago, and will improve access to abortion and reproductive healthcare in Illinois as well as the surrounding states.
Serving the Upper Midwest
When researching locations to open a health center, carafem has always found the South and the Midwest to be two areas that greatly lack access to abortion and reproductive healthcare. And from our work in the South, we know many people have to travel long distances to receive care. With that in mind, one of the reasons carafem picked the northern Chicago area location is due to its proximity to Rockford, Illinois. Rockford is the 3rd largest city in Illinois and currently has no abortion provider. In addition to serving the northern Chicago area, we hope to provide another option for those needing help in Southern Wisconsin, another area with few options for abortion care.
carafem strives to keep options affordable.
In working to accept multiple different insurance plans and medicaid, we strive to allow our clients to utilize insurance toward their services. Since we are a nonprofit organization, we also partner with a number of other nonprofit providers of funding for abortion care to ensure low income and uninsured people still have access to this basic healthcare option.
We are grateful to have been able to serve people from Atlanta, GA, Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas since 2014. We are extremely proud that we will now be able to increase access to meet the reproductive needs of new communities.
Abortion Care (and more!)
Our new health center will provide early abortion care up to 13 weeks with the abortion pill and the carafem procedure. The center will also offer STI testing and a wide selection of birth control options — such as IUDs, birth control implants, Depo Provera shots, birth control pills, and emergency contraception.
Focus on Clients
We will continue to prioritize our clients and the experience that carafem is known for. Things like a focus on the individual needs of each and every client, and a bold and unapologetic voice when providing accurate information about abortion care. To help with the need for privacy, which has been shared by our clients, we schedule one person at a time and strive to ensure you won’t see other people during your visit. Individual appointments provide the most comfortable, positive, and private visit possible. We’re also proud to offer:
- Appointments that average 60 minutes or less
- 24/7 online scheduling
- Flexible appointment times including evenings and weekends
- Scheduling one client at a time to ensure individual attention and care
- Greater privacy of a small office located within a larger medical complex