Frances Nelson

Welcoming new patients daily. Seeing patients regardless of ability to pay. Frances Nelson is a medical and behavioral health center dedicated to providing affordable and accessible high quality health care services

SmileHealthy Dental Center

  The SmileHealthy Dental Center is dedicated to providing excellent oral health care for our community.

Donate and Volunteer

The care and education we provide through all our programs is made possible with the financial support of individuals and businesses in the community, as well as the priceless gift of time from volunteers and interns.


SmileHealthy is dedicated to improving the oral health care of the community through treatment, prevention and education.

In response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, Promise Healthcare has made preparations to protect the health of our patients, their families and our staff while committing to serve your healthcare needs.

To schedule an appointment for COVID-19 testing and curbside care at Frances Nelson, call our COVID-19 Care Line at (217) 403-5402.  

As testing capacity expands, testing is now available for anyone with COVID-like symptoms. They include:

  • Fever
  • OR Cough
  • OR Shortness of breath
  • OR Unexplained fatigue and loss of taste or smell

Testing is also available for those without symptoms who:

  • Have a risk factor, such as contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19 or a compromised immune system or a serious chronic medical condition
  • Have an upcoming surgery or procedure that requires testing
  • Work in a healthcare facility (including nursing homes and long-term care facilities)
  • Work in correctional facilities, such as jails or prisons
  • Serve as first responders, such as paramedics, EMTs, police officers, and firefighters
  • Support critical infrastructure, such as workers in grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, gas stations, public works, factories, childcare, and sanitation

Testing will include a medical appointment--covered by most health plans and our sliding fee scale.  Fees are waived for income-eligible patients.  There is no charge for the tests made available through the State of Illinois. 

To learn more about ways to stay healthy check out this CDC information.

To learn how to do your part, Ready Illinois has some short videos.

To follow Champaign County news, check out this local resource site.

It is important if you suspect you have novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is not an emergency, please call ahead so that we may direct you to the most appropriate assessment and treatment location.  Let Promise staff know if you have a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath.  Call (217) 356-1558 for care at Frances Nelson.  Call (217) 693-4660 for care at Promise on Walnut.  Call (217) 403-5477 for dental care with SmileHealthy.

Other important information you should know:

  • The SmileHealthy Dental Center at Frances Nelson will be open from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Monday through Friday for dental emergencies only until further notice. 
  • Promise at the CRC has been moved to Frances Nelson throughout OSF's additional COVID-19 screening period.
  • Urbana School Health Center will be closed and care delivered at Frances Nelson until Urbana School District #116 resumes in-person classroom education. 
  • You will be asked to complete a screening form prior to scheduling an appointment and when you arrive.  This will assist us in directing you to the most appropriate assessment or treatment location.

We follow the guidance to limit care to care that is time-sensitive.  Included in care we are providing is most prenatal care, contraceptive care, well-child visits with vaccines, acute visits, dental emergencies, psychiatry visits, and care for patients in counseling or with chronic illnesses that a provider deems that should not wait a month or more.  Promise Healthcare providers are reviewing schedules to make sure the most appropriate care is available to our patients.  New patients with time-sensitive needs are welcome to Promise as we work to help keep people well and out of the emergency rooms. 

Promise Healthcare is working to deliver safe, appropriate care for the community response to COVID-19.  All patients are screened for COVID-19 symptoms on the phone and at the clinics and an alternate waiting room has been set up at Frances Nelson for symptomatic patients.  We are also working to have telehealth available. 

Thank you for choosing Promise Healthcare, Frances Nelson and SmileHealthy for your healthcare needs.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

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IlliniCare - Meridian - Molina  -- Promise Healthcare and our programs Frances Nelson and SmileHealthy are in network for the new HealthChoice Illinois or Illinois Medicaid Managed Care Plans Illinicare, Meridian and Molina.  We are welcoming new patients daily who are looking for a medical home.  

Not feeling well? Promise Healthcare has a Walk-in Clinic at Frances Nelson and the Community Resource Center and offers Same Day Appointments if you are sick. Call (217) 356-1558.

Have a question when the clinic is closed? Promise Healthcare has a nurse available on nights and weekends for your medical questions. Call (217) 356-1558 and press 2.

Food As Medicine - Emergency Food Program At Frances Nelson and our Community Resource Center satellite at Presence Covenant, Promise Healthcare provides nutritious food to prenatal and pediatric patients that need food resources. Each bag provides 2-3 days of nutritious food, health information, and information about food pantries near your home. Ask your doctor about the program today.

Want to reach your provider or see your health records? Promise Healthcare has an online Patient Portal. Registration can assist you at -- See upcoming appointments and request new ones -- Check lab results -- Keep track of prescriptions and request renewals -- Message your health care provider with questions. 

Urbana Satellite Clinic Promise Healthcare has a full time clinic at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center's Community Resource Center. This beautiful clinic is open to new patients and offers easy access and parking. Call (217) 356-1558 to get started with care with Promise in Urbana.

Frances Nelson is a primary care medical and mental health clinic dedicated to providing affordable and accessible high quality health care services to the medically underserved population of Champaign County now with a walk-in clinic and convenient care access. 
The SmileHealthy Dental Center is dedicated to providing excellent oral health care to the underserved community. We also have a mobile dental program, provide dental care at area Head Start schools, pediatric restorative outpatient surgery, and dental health education.

Chronic Care Management and Case Management - Promise Healthcare nursing and case management staff reach out to interested patients monthly about medications, referrals, upcoming appointments, community resources and more.  Ask your provider about how to add this support to your care.  

Promise Healthcare and our programs are in-network for Molina, Medicaid, Medicare, Health Alliance and most commercial insurance. A sliding fee discount is available for income eligible patients. Details are below.  We have in-person interpretation and materials available in Spanish, French and Mandarin.

An FTCA Deemed Health Center

This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

Promise Healthcare, dedicated to improving the health of the community
through treatment, prevention, and education


Frances Nelson
819 Bloomington Road
Champaign, IL 61820
Health Center: (217) 356-1558

Promise Healthcare at the Urbana School Based Health Center
1002 S. Race
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 239-4220

Community Resource Center
1400 W. Park, Building #3
Urbana, IL 61801
Health Center: (217) 356-1558

Promise Healthcare on Walnut
Rosecrance Building
801 N. Walnut
Champaign, IL 61820
Health Center: (217) 693-4660

819 Bloomington Road
Champaign, IL 61820
Dental Center: (217) 403-5477
Mobile/Head Start/Education (217) 359-7404  

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Health Center Services:

  • Serving All Ages
  • Walk-in Clinic
  • Prenatal Care
  • School Physicals, Sports Physicals
  • Psychiatry
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Women's Health
  • Dental Care
  • Medication Assistance and 340B Medications
  • Social Services
  • Lab Services
  • 24 Hour Nursing Service

SmileHealthy Services:

  • Extractions
  • Restorations
  • Cleanings
  • Full Exams
  • Dental Health Education
  • Limited Urgent Care

Join Our Team:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Family or Internal Medicine Physician
  • Bilingual Patient Services Representative
  • Patient Accounts Coordinator
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • 340B, Medication Program Coordinator/Technician 
  • AR Collections Specialist 
  • AP/Payroll Coordinator
  • Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator
  • Staff Accountant
  • For most positions-bilingual Spanish, French or Mandarin helpful
  • More information contact


Your support helps us deliver high quality medical, behavioral health and dental care to those who might otherwise go without.

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