Will County Health Department Offers Free Pace Vouchers For Well-Woman Visits
WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
The Will County Health Department (WCHD) is offering free Pace Suburban Bus vouchers for women seeking preventative medical care.
The vouchers are available to any woman of child-bearing age (18-44) who is impacted by a transportation barrier and can be used for a preventative care visit and/or follow up visits. The bus vouchers include full day rides for multiple trips/transfers in that day, as well as single ride vouchers. The vouchers are good only for the Suburban Pace transit system and will expire on July 12, 2023.
WCHD’s Well-Woman program was formed in 2019 after the Illinois Department of Public Health Office of Women’s Health awarded the WCHD a grant. The Well-Woman program is designed to inform women of child-bearing age in Will County about the importance of receiving annual preventative care visits with a provider while also removing barriers to receiving that visit. A well-woman visit includes important health screenings for the purpose of disease prevention and early disease detection, often before these diseases can cause more complicated health problems. Well-Woman visits are also the best opportunity for a woman to discuss with their provider any of their own health concerns as well as health goals!
Pace system map, schedules and routes
The Pace Suburban Bus system has many routes in the Will County area. Visit thier website to view their system map, schedules and routes.
In addition to having Suburban Pace Bus Vouchers available at local agencies the following agencies, the WCHD can also supply vouchers to providers in Will County whose patients may face transportation barriers. Providers can contact the WCHD Well-Woman program coordinators, Joan Stefka (firstname.lastname@example.org (815) 774-7312 or Aishwarya Balakrishna (email@example.com (815) 774-7343 for more information.
Pace Suburban Bus Vouchers are available at the following Will County locations. Please mention the Well-Woman Bus Voucher when you call or stop by.
Will County Community Health Center
1106 Neal Avenue Joliet, IL 60433
Will County Health Department – North Branch Office
323 Quadrangle Dr. Ste. 335
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Phone: (630) 679-7000
Will Grundy Medical Clinic
213 E Cass St, Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: (815) 726-3377
Spanish Community Center/BluePrint Agency
309 N Eastern Ave, Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: (815) 727-3683