Our History

Since 1921, Community Nurse has dedicated itself to building healthy communities, where all residents have access to quality healthcare. At its inception, Community Nurse was the result of the efforts of local civic organizations to raise money to hire a “Community Nurse” to attend to the nursing of the sick and the welfare of the children. As they knew, “A great work can be done for our community in promoting the health of our people”, and on January 24, 1921 Nurse Marion Jean McLeod started her work as the Community Nurse.

As a community leader, we’ve grown and evolved to meet the changing needs of those we serve. Today, as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Community Nurse provides medical, dental, and behavioral health care and health education for underserviced and lower income residents of the western suburbs. In 2016 we served 5,154 adults and children in our area, and the numbers continue to grow. Our passion and honor is to serve as your trusted healthcare home. Let us help put you on a path to health and wellness.

Our Mission

Community Nurse is dedicated to enhancing the health of our community. We serve as a community healthcare center for residents of the western suburbs of Chicago, focusing on those who have limited access to care.