Rock Valley College

Listing of Local Resources

Breast/Cervical Cancer Program

Testing and services for women 40+ and uninsured through the Winnebago Health Department.
  • Address: 555 North Court (Fourth Floor), Rockford, IL 61103
  • Phone: (815) 720-4000 ext. 7251
  • Additional Service(s): Bilingual

Bridge Clinic of Rockford

Provides free limited medical care to people age 18 and older that has immediate medical needs but no insurance. No appointment necessary (except holiday weekends). Accessible building.
  • Schedule: Open Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Address: 318 N Church St, Rockford, 61101 (Fourth Floor in Second Congregational Church)
  • Phone: (815) 494-1592
  • Website: www.thebridgeclinicrockford.com

Center for Sight and Hearing

Offers a wide range of services and products to help individuals who are experiencing a vision and/or hearing loss.
  • (815) 332-6800 (Voice) 
  • (815) 332-6820 (TTY)
  • (800) 545-0080 (toll free voice)
  • *Includes 24 hour/7 days a week emergency sign language interpreter at (815) 966-2058

Crusader Clinic

Crusader Community Health is a community-based, not-for-profit community health center. Crusader Community Health strives to ensure that all persons in our community have access to quality, primary health care. Services include dental care, health education, kid’s care, medical care, optical care, pharmacy services, translation, and women’s care.
  • Phone: (815) 490-1600
  • Website: www.crusaderhealth.org
  • Crusader Clinic Locations:
    • 1200 W State St, Rockford, IL
    • 1050 Logan Ave, Belvidere, IL
    • 6115 N 2nd St, Loves Park, IL
    • 1100 Broadway, Rockford, IL
    • 1002 N Pierpont, Rockford, IL (Auburn HS Campus)

Epilepsy Education/Support

The Epilepsy Foundation provides educational classes and support groups for people and families with epilepsy. Youth council and art therapy for ages 15-25 are also available.

HIV Anonymous Testing

This service is offered through the Winnebago County Health Department, with valid ID (required).
  • Schedule: Mondays from 10 AM -12 PM, Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 PM, and Fridays 12:30-3:00 PM
  • Location: Winnebago County Health Department, 401 Division St, Rockford, 61104
  • Phone: (815) 720-4050

Hospitals

  • OSF St. Anthony Medical Center
    • Location: 5666 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108
    • Phone: (815) 226-2000
    • Bilingual
  • Mercyhealth: Javon Bea Hospital–Riverside
    • Location: 8201 E Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL 61114
    • Phone: (815) 971-7000
    • Bilingual
  • Swedish American Hospital
    • Location: 1401 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104
    • Phone: (815) 968-4400 
    • Bilingual

Illinois Department of Human Services

IL DHS is a "one-stop" center for cash & medical assistance, food stamps, and job services. Programs include Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF); Aid to the Aged, Bland or Disabled (AABD), Transitional Assistance (TA), Children and Family Assistance, Food Stamps, Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).
  • Location: 171 Executive Pkwy, Rockford, IL 61107
  • Phone: (815) 987-7620
  • Bilingual

OSF St. Anthony Medical Center – Medical Support Groups and Classes

Classes and support groups for various health issues ranging from childcare, cancer, diabetes, cholesterol control, and insurance advice. Classes and groups are free, but reservations are required.
A comprehensive list of groups may be found at www.osfsaintanthony.org/events.html.
  • Location: 5510 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108
  • Phone: (815) 226-2000 
  • Bilingual

Prescription Assistance – Salvation Army

This service provides one-time prescription assistance limited to $50/non-narcotic.
  • Location: 416 S Madison St, Rockford, 61104
  • Phone: (815) 972-1135
  • Bilingual

Rockford Rescue Mission – Hope Clinic

Basic primary, chiropractic, and dental care. Learn more at RockfordRescueMission.org.
  • Location: 715 W State St, Rockford, 61101
  • Phone: (815) 965-5332
  • Bilingual

Rockford Township – Senior Emergency

Emergency prescription and utility assistance for seniors. Learn more at www.twp.rockford.il.us.
  • Location: 119 N Church St, Rockford, IL 61101
  • Phone: (815) 962-8855
  • Bilingual

Swedish American Hospital – Medical Support Groups and Classes

Classes and support groups for various health issues ranging from childcare, cancer, diabetes, cholesterol control, and insurance advice. Classes and groups are free but reservations are required and can be made by telephone. A comprehensive list of groups may be found at www.swedishamerican.org/.
  • Location: 1401 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104
  • Phone: (815) 968-2500
  • Bilingual

University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)

Any Illinois child from birth to age 21 may qualify no-cost for diagnostic services. Specialized Care for Children can help families arrange, coordinate, and pay for their child’s specialized medical treatment when the child has an eligible medical condition and certain financial criteria are met. To find out if your child is medically or financially eligible, please call the Rockford Office at (815) 987-7571 or toll free at (800) 382-8569.

VA Primary Care Clinic

Provides integrated primary care medical services, mental health services, physical therapy, clinical pharmacy, podiatry, and women’s health services to veterans living in Winnebago and the surrounding counties.
  • Location: 4940 E State St, Suite 3, Rockford, 61108
  • Phone: (815) 227-0081 or (815) 387-5316

Winnebago County Health Department

The Winnebago County Health Department provides services designed to protect, promote, and maintain the health of Winnebago County residents. They offer a variety of wellness and environmental health services to all Winnebago County residents. Programs include Case Management Services, Women Infants and Children (WIC), Travel Immunizations and other immunizations, Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics, HIV/AID testing, and Family Planning Services. Environmental Health Services include investigation of housing and nuisance complaints and inspection of food service establishments, tanning spas, wells and septic. The lead program investigates lead base paint problems in residential housing. Additionally, the health department manages vital records such as birth and death certificates. Laboratory services include water testing and pollen counts.
  • Location: 555 N Court St, Rockford, 61103
  • Phone: (815) 720-4000

Women, Infant, Children Program (WIC)

WIC provides nutritious supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to other health and social care services through the Winnebago Health Department.
  • Requirements: Must live in Winnebago County, meet Federal Income Guidelines, be pregnant or breastfeeding, infants and children up to the age of five.
  • First appointment necessities: Proof of income: medical card or two check stubs from each person living in the home. Proof of residency: a piece of mail with your address on it or a rent receipt. (Driver’s license or State Identification Card are not acceptable) For children: Birth certificate, or crib card from the hospital, immunization records. Pregnant: Proof of pregnancy.
  • WIC Location: 555 North Court St, Rockford, IL 61103
  • WIC Phone: (815) 720-4370
  • Bilingual