Category Archives: Updates

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Thursday afternoon May 6 at Salem Baptist Church in Champaign

May 5, 2021

Please help spread the word!

On Thursday, May 6, from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will be holding a free walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Salem Baptist Church in the 5th & Hill Neighborhood of Champaign.

The Vaccine Clinic is being organized and sponsored by the Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC), the 5th & Hill Neighborhood Rights Campaign, and Salem Baptist Church, in partnership with CUPHD.

The Vaccine Clinic is open to any Illinois resident who is 16 years of age and older. No appointment is needed. This is a Walk-In Clinic and everyone is welcome!

WHO: 5th & Hill Neighborhood Rights Campaign, Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC), Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, Salem Baptist Church

WHAT: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic – Free and No Appointment Needed!

WHEN: Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Salem Baptist Church – 500 E Park Street, Champaign (corner of Park and 5th)

Please help share this message far and wide!

Thank you for your support!


Champaign County Health Care Consumers

Rent assistance, vaccinations, and stimulus payments!

March 19, 2021

Many Champaign County residents are struggling financially, as well as struggling to get information that they need to help them get vaccinated, and/or to help them get their stimulus payments. CCHCC is here to help!

You can help our community members by sharing this information! Below are the resources and updates CCHCC wants to share with you.

Rental Assistance in Champaign County
Champaign County’s Regional Planning Commission is offering help to individuals and families who have past due rent, water, power, and sewer bills!

To get help, please visit the RPC’s website.

For rent assistance, you can also see the online application form here.


Support CCHCC – Help give the gift of health!

Did you know that CCHCC is the only organization in Champaign County that can help local residents with BOTH Medicare Open Enrollment, as well as ACA Marketplace Open Enrollment? And, we also help with Medicaid enrollment, which is open year-round! And our services are FREE! You can help support CCHCC’s Open Enrollment work by sharing our information with others so that they can get help getting covered, and also by making a financial contribution to CCHCC.

Did you also know that Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) gets no federal or state funding to help community members enroll in health insurance? And yet, even without federal or state funding, CCHCC has been doing enrollment work for the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplace plans since the very beginning – October 2013. And, we’ve been doing Medicare enrollment work even longer, and our services are free!

How can we do this work without federal or state grants? The funding that supports CCHCC’s enrollment work comes from community support – including individual contributions from people like you!


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The fight to protect our health and our democracy during the pandemic – here’s how we win!

September 17, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic – and the mishandling of it by the Trump Administration and our federal government – has put our lives at risk. This is no time to play politics with public health, or our health care and health insurance. And yet, that is exactly what the Trump administration is doing. At the very moment that people need guaranteed access to quality, affordable health care, the Trump administration is fighting to undermine and destroy the Affordable Care Act, and our nation’s public health infrastructure.

On November 10, just one week after the presidential election, the Trump administration will ask the Supreme Court to get rid of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But for now, the ACA is still the law of the land. As people lose wages, employment, and employer-sponsored health insurance during the pandemic, the ACA is there to pick up the pieces and provide health insurance coverage. But if the Trump administration has its way, the ACA and all the consumer protections and guarantees that it provides for those with private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid, will soon be gone.

CCHCC has a big job to do this fall, and we need your help and support! The threats this nation is facing could have far-reaching consequences on the lives of millions of Americans, and on the future of all forms of health insurance in the U.S., including Medicare and Medicaid. These threats also bring into sharp focus the importance of voting in elections – policies and laws are made by elected officials and the people they appoint to the courts. CCHCC is organizing to register, educate, and empower health care voters!

But even as these threats escalate, individuals and families in our community still need help getting covered and navigating the ACA’s Marketplace and Medicare. Open Enrollment periods for Medicare Advantage and Part D plans, and for the ACA Marketplace are quickly approaching, and CCHCC is gearing up to help our community get covered.

Read on.