What is PT Access?

It is important for all patients to have access to physical therapy services.

Physical Therapists are movement experts that improve the quality of life of their patients. They create personalized treatment plans that help their patients improve mobility, manage pain and other chronic conditions, recover from injury, and prevent future injury and chronic disease.

PT Access is a program to connect low-income, uninsured Illinois residents with volunteer physical therapists and physical therapy clinics.

To qualify for care from PT Access:

  1. You must not have health insurance.
  2. Your income must be at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (e.g., $79,500 for a family of four; $38,640 for an individual.)

What to do next:

If you are a patient that fits this description and are looking for physical therapy services your first step is to be evaluated at a medical clinic for the uninsured or a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).  Currently PT Access will provide services only in DuPage County, IL but will accept patients from outside DuPage County.  See the list below or locate a center at this website:

Please let your medical provider who you see know you are seeking physical therapy services.  Their office will contact a physical therapist and make your first appointment and give you further instructions.

DuPage Free Clinics

  1. Access Addison Family Health Center
    Addison, IL. 60101

  1. Access DuPage
    Carol Stream, IL 60188

  1. Access Martin T. Russo Family Health Center
    Bloomingdale, IL 60108

  1. Access West Chicago Family Health Center
    West Chicago, IL. 60185

  1. Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
    Downer’s Grove, IL. 60515

  1. Aurora Community Health Center
    Aurora, IL. 60504

  1. Hamdard Healthcare – Addison
    Addison, IL. 60101

  1. ICN Free Medical Clinic
    Naperville, IL. 60540

  1. Legacy Medical Center – Addison
    Addison, IL. 60101

  1. Legacy Medical Center- West Chicago
    West Chicago, IL. 60185

  1. VNA Health Center – Bensenville
    Bensenville, IL. 60106

  1. VNA Health Center – Carol Stream
    Carol Stream, IL. 60188


If you cannot access DuPage County, please check back in a few months to see if the program has expanded into your area.

You can also contact Community Health located at 2611 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL. They provide medical care (including physical therapy) in Chicago. More information on how to become a patient at Community Health is available on their website

The goal of PT Access is for all people to have access to PT services in Illinois without regard to lack of financial resources and access to healthcare insurance.