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Need health insurance? Groceries? Prescriptions? CCHCC can help!

May 14, 2020

Dear friends,

Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) is still available to help serve our community during these challenging times, as our community continues to “shelter in place” to reduce the spread of the novel Corona Virus (COVID-19).

What can CCHCC help with?
CCHCC’s Community Health Workers are experts at helping people with health insurance, SNAP (food stamps), Rx assistance, and more!

Have you lost your health insurance? CCHCC can help!
Many community members who have lost their jobs have also lost their employment-based health insurance. If you’ve lost your health insurance, CCHCC can help you apply for health insurance through the Medicaid program or through the ACA Marketplace. Our staff are federally-certified application counselors and they can help you figure out which type of health insurance you qualify for, and they can help you with the application process.

Have you lost income and can no longer afford groceries? CCHCC can help!
Illinois has expanded its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – also known as Food Stamps – and it has also increased the benefits of the program. Even if you’ve never used or qualified for SNAP before, if you are struggling to afford groceries, please contact CCHCC to see if you might qualify for SNAP benefits.

Do you need help affording your prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and/or pharmacy-based medical supplies? CCHCC can help!
Times are tough and many people are not able to afford their prescriptions or other medications, or medical supplies like diabetic test strips, etc. If you need help with the costs  of prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, or certain medical supplies, please contact us for help.

If you need our services, please contact us!
Our physical office is closed, so we have a different system for how we are working with our clients and community.

Here is how you can contact us, and what our process will be for working with you or anyone else who needs our help:

1. Our office is closed, but we are continuing to work with clients. We are not seeing clients in person at our office, but we are working with clients over the phone and/or email.
2.  If you need our services, please call or email us. You can call us at 217-352-6533, or send us an email at, and we will respond as soon as we can. Please leave us a message, and please be patient – we will contact you as soon as we can. Because we are working remotely, our Staff have a little more work to do in order to communicate amongst ourselves and to coordinate our responses, but we will get back to everyone who contacts us!

CCHCC is here to help! And you can also help us to help others – here is how:

Please help spread the word that help is available.
Please help spread the word that resources, benefits, and help are available! Help CCHCC reach as many people as possible by sharing our messages and information with your networks. We have posted a lot of helpful information on our website, which you can find at our website.

Support CCHCC financially, if you are able to do so.
Also, if you are in a position to help support CCHCC financially, please consider making a donation to support our work so that we can help as many community members as possible during this challenging time.


Thank you for your support!


Champaign County Health Care Consumers