Cystic Fibrosis Support Services In Northfield, IL
The Cystic Fibrosis Institute (CFI) is proud of the various clinical assistance and service programs we offer to individuals and families. Need is evaluated on an individual basis and funded based on the resources available. As a not-for-profit and volunteer-staffed organization, the Cystic Fibrosis Institute is able to keep its operating costs low to offer these services in the most cost effective way possible.
Our support programs serve the medical, emotional, and social needs of those affected by CF. We assist not only the individual but also their psychosocial adjustment. Below is a list of some of the assistance programs and services that have been offered by CFI.
CFI has been able to facilitate finding a mentor for individuals with specific needs. Some of these mentors were required to address:
- The Newly Diagnosed
- Adolescent Issues
- Dealing with Diabetes
- Fertility Issues/ Family Planning
- Insurance Struggles
CFI has helped bridge the gap with medications used through its network of pharmaceutical companies, direction to assistance programs, and other appropriate referrals.
Through partnering with industry, we have been able to obtain nutritional supplements for patients who are not otherwise able to afford them.
CFI can provide contact information for services such as clinical care, genetic counselors, dietary consultation, exercise consultation, and social services.
The Cystic Fibrosis Center of Chicago, in collaboration with the Cystic Fibrosis Institute, has a network available to help meet the needs of all of these complicated issues.
How Are These Programs Funded?
- Through generous donations by individuals and corporations
- In partnership with Chicago Pulmonary Specialists and the Cystic Fibrosis Center of Chicago
- Services are volunteered
- Services offered at subsidized rates