FAQs

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General Questions

Questions And Answers

What is Wellness House?

We’re not a hospital. We’re not a clinic.  We’re a warm, welcoming home filled with people, and programs that are here to help.  With support groups, classes social events and much, much more, Wellness House was built to give back the strength community and control that cancer can take away.

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How much do services cost?

Because you can’t put a price on what Wellness House provides, we don’t. There’s absolutely no charge for any of the programs at Wellness House.

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Are you affiliated with any medical system?

No. Wellness House maintains good relationships with all Western suburban and metropolitan Chicago medical centers. We often collaborate with hospitals to bring quality cancer programming to a larger audience.

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Do you offer individual counseling?

Yes, our licensed clinical professionals are available for short-term, cancer related counseling.

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Do you have a medical library?

Yes. Our library includes a free lending library filled with books, tapes, DVDs and other literature that addresses cancer.

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Are you affiliated with any area wellness/fitness centers?

No. Wellness House is an independent organization. We are partners in the Cancer Health Alliance of Metropolitan Chicago with 4 other independent organizations.

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How are you funded?

Wellness House is an Illinois not-for-profit tax-exempt organization under section 501 (C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As a community-based organization, we rely on financial support from individual contributors, corporations, grants and foundations.

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Do you accept insurance?

Because Wellness House programs and services are free of charge, there is no need to involve insurance coverage.

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How do I get started at Wellness House?

The best way to get started is to attend Welcome to Wellness or just give us a call at 630-323-5150 to speak with a Program Associate. Please see the calendar for current dates and times.

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Are there other cancer resource centers in the Chicago area?

Yes. We are a charter member of the Cancer Health Alliance of Metropolitan Chicago, a consortium of independent centers that share a similar mission. Members include:
Cancer Support Center, Homewood and Mokena, IL: www.cancersupportcenter.org
Cancer Wellness Center, Northbrook and Grayslake, IL: www.cancerwellness.org
LivingWell Cancer Resource Center, Geneva, IL: www.livingwellcrc.org
Wellness Place, Palatine, IL: www.wellnessplace.org

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How did Wellness House start?

Three local women, two of whom were cancer survivors, initiated the forming of Wellness House in the winter of 1988. Wellness House officially came into existence when a group of 20 local residents, most of whom were survivors, came together to form a Planning Commission. Wellness House began providing services in 1990.

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My mom has cancer, but she lives out of state. May I still come to Wellness House?

Yes. We know that cancer often affects all members of a family, not just the person diagnosed. Family members, friends and caregivers are welcome to participate in Wellness House programs and services at no charge.

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I don’t have cancer but I have MS. May I come to Wellness House?

No, unfortunately our mission is directed to people whose lives have been affected by cancer.

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Does Wellness House use volunteers?

It takes many, many volunteers to help Wellness House run smoothly and we always welcome more volunteers to share their time, talent and resources. Work assignments vary widely. Volunteers may follow a regular schedule of activities; other opportunities and special events may require a short-term commitment.

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Do you have a free wig bank? Do you host any Look Good...Feel Better sessions?

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DO you have a wig bank?

Yes, we do have a wig boutique and it is free of charge.  Please call 630-323-5150 to be connected with the boutique.

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Wellness House 131 N. County Line Road Hinsdale, IL 60521   Phone: (630) 323-5150   Fax: (630) 654-5345
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Copyright 2012 Wellness House, All Rights Reserved Wellness House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Wellness House Program Sponsors:

Bear Necessities
Chicago Board of Trade
The Coleman Foundation
The Donald P. and Byrd M. Kelly Foundation
The Greer Foundation
The Grover Hermann Foundation
Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation
LiveSTRONG
The Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation
The Perlman Family Foundation