Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center - Hispanocare, Inc. Program

Hispanocare is a not-for-profit PPO network of more than 200 bilingual and bicultural providers representing nearly 300 office locations. The program provides quality, cost-effective health care to Chicago’s Latino community in a culturally sensitive manner. To ease the financial burden, providers agree to give enrollees a 20 percent discount on all out-of-pocket expenses. In addition, members receive discounts on other items traditionally not covered by insurance, such as podiatry, eye care, dental services, home health care and prescription drugs. Providers include a wide range of generalists and specialists.

What is it?

Hispanocare is a not-for-profit PPO network of more than 200 bilingual and bicultural providers representing nearly 300 office locations. The program provides quality, cost-effective health care to Chicago’s Latino community in a culturally sensitive manner. To ease the financial burden, providers agree to give enrollees a 20 percent discount on all out-of-pocket expenses. In addition, members receive discounts on other items traditionally not covered by insurance, such as podiatry, eye care, dental services, home health care and prescription drugs. Providers include a wide range of generalists and specialists.

For more than two decades, Hispanocare has served thousands of community residents. Hispanocare has several ongoing funding sources with fees from providers, membership, programming, fundraising and grants. In addition, IMMC has made a commitment to underwrite operational costs, but with a growing recognition of the membership base, we expect to attract more members (patients) from the community with third-party reimbursement to the hospital.

Who is it for?

Chicago’s Latino community.

Why do they do it?

The goal is to provide access to culturally appropriate health care/heath services by reducing barriers to bilingual and bicultural heath care.

Impact

Thousands of people have benefited directly through Hispanocare programs. For example, in 2010, Hispanocare touched more than 8,000 lives.

Contact: Lucy Aquino
Chief Executive Officer, Hispanocare, Inc.
Telephone: 773-296-7157
E-mail: Lucy.Aquino@advocatehealth.com

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