Frequently Asked Questions for Patients

Can anyone access services at CHIPS?

CHIPS is a full-time, full service, nonprofit health clinic serving the underserved and uninsured of all ages and all ethnic groups. No one is turned away because of inability to pay. Patients travel from all over Metropolitan St. Louis and outlying areas including Jefferson, Franklin and Warren counties to receive health care and social services at CHIPS’ North St. Louis clinic. 

Do I need an appointment?

Walk-in patients are welcome, but you are encouraged to call 314-652-9231 to make an appointment to ensure that we have the appropriate staff on hand when you visit.

What type of care can I expect?

CHIPS health care and medical services are provided by volunteer physicians, nurses and dentists from the finest medical schools, hospitals and clinics in the region. Please refer to our Services page for a complete list of the services available at CHIPS.

What if I need more intensive services?

Patients who require more intensive services, up to and including hospitalization, are referred to other specialists and hospitals that have ongoing relationships with CHIPS.

If I am covered by Medicare or Medicaid, can I still come to CHIPS?


Does CHIPS provide assistance with prescription medicines?


Will I see the same doctor each time?

Yes, unless rescheduling is necessary.

CHIPS location:
2431 No. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63106-1018
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