How You Can Help

The care we provide through all our programs is made possible with the support of the following businesses and organizations:

  • Ameren Illinois
  • Anderson Dental
  • Barham Benefit Group
  • Big Grove Tavern
  • Busey
  • Carle and the Carle Foundation
  • Champaign County Board of Health
  • Champaign County Mental Health Board
  • Champaign Rotary Cannon Grant and Tin Cup
  • Champaign-Urbana Sunrise Rotary Club
  • Champaign West Rotary
  • Chifan Cheng, DDS
  • Christie Clinic and the Christie Foundation
  • Community Foundation of East Central Illinois
  • Community Foundation of Rantoul
  • Dave and Debbie Hensleigh
  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation
  • Delta Kappa Gamma, Xi Chapter – support for Reach Out and Read
  • First State Bank & Brice Hutchcraft
  • Gifts in Memory of Frances Friedman
  • Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Champaign
  • Heath Grote, DMD & Jason Foreman, DDS
  • Illinois Children´s Healthcare Foundation
  • Illinois Disciples Foundation Social Justice Grant
  • Illinois Department of Public Health Dental Sealant Grant Program
  • James and Sarah Graham
  • Jane Hays & Dave Downey
  • Jimmy John and Leslie Liautaud
  • Junior League of Champaign Urbana
  • Monsanto
  • P.E.O. Chapter KD – support for Reach Out And Read
  • Presence Covenant Medical Center
  • Sam’s Club- Champaign Store
  • U of I Community Credit Union
  • United Way of Champaign County
  • In addition to many private donations


Planned Giving and Other Ways to Give

You can remember Promise Healthcare in your will as another way to continue serving the mission you support today.  Our name and ID are Promise Healthcare, NFP (14-1880824).  Promise welcomes securities, real estate, life insurance, or trust gifts.  Please reach out to for more information on how to give.


Old Medications

We cannot accept donations of medication. Champaign and Urbana Police Stations, Urbana City Building, and the Walgreens pharmacy at 1713 W. Springfield, Champaign, have medication drop boxes.

Internship Opportunities

Internship – Promise Healthcare internships are unpaid and require a minimum of 10 hours a week for a full semester plus two two-hour outreach events.

Committee Membership – Join one of four working committees that meet either monthly or every other month:  Annual Fund, Marketing, and Dental Advisory.

If you are interested in the opportunities described below, email

Health Requirements:

  • Proof of immunization for hepatitis B
  • 1-Step TB test within the last 12 months
  • Proof of flu vaccination from November 1 through the end of flu season, all fall and spring interns
  • COVID vaccination required

Interns or their sponsoring academic program are responsible for their own medical care and coverage for any incident that may occur through Promise.

Internship Opportunities


Individuals are assigned to work with a Nurse, Medical Assistant (M.A.), or Certified Nurse Assistant (C.N.A.) in providing patient care.  Their duties include learning to room patients, check vital signs, stock exam rooms, assist in the lab, and give patients end-of-appointment instructions. Those in this position will develop proficiency with the electronic health record (EHR) system and other aspects of patient care.  CNA, EMT, or MA certification, current CPR, provide your own stethoscope and experience with manual blood pressure and vitals and is required.


Intern will work closely with the Patient Services Representatives (PSRs) to assist in providing excellent customer service to our patients. Primary duties of the registration intern could include but are not limited to making reminder calls for appointments, verifying patient insurance eligibility, updating patient information (demographics, insurance, etc.), researching returned mail, and entering new patient information into the electronic health record. The ideal candidate would be bilingual, preferably in Spanish, French, or Mandarin.


The intern will work with patients to help them enroll and begin using the patient portal.  The intern will assist patients in downloading the portal smartphone application, generating portal tokens in electronic health records for patients, and using the app to see upcoming appointments, test results, and patient plans.   It may be combined with PSR/REGISTRATION. The ideal candidate would be bilingual, preferably in Spanish, French, or Mandarin.


Individuals assigned to this area assist in implementing changes in healthcare resulting from the reinstatement of the Affordable Care Act. Outreach and Enrollment interns and volunteers respond to a backlog of patient accounts through a Medicaid eligibility system. Using the State’s electronic database and electronic health records (EHR), the advocate evaluates accounts of patients who have applied for Medicaid coverage and determines the next steps to assist the lead advocate in determining the next steps to assist patients in the enrollment process. An Illinois driver’s license is preferred for this opportunity in order to register with the State of Illinois HFS MEDI system.


The intern will work with the pediatric coordinator to support preparing records for pediatric visits.  The internship is an opportunity to learn about vaccination schedules and collect vaccine history information for new patients.  The intern will assist with pediatric population health management, working to attend to medical gaps for the health center’s pediatric patient panel.


This internship is focused on Clinical Quality Improvement, quality and incentive programs, PDSA continuous quality improvement, and supporting peer review.  Tasks may include auditing health records, chart reviews, working with population health tools, preparing data for quality review committees, and leveraging electronic health records to improve the performance of quality measures.


This internship is an opportunity to assist in a variety of areas related to human resources.  The intern will assist in recruiting, interviewing, assigning, and supporting interns from various higher education institutions each semester.  The position will support the credentialing and privileging of providers, support staff interns, and volunteers.  Assist in human resource support processes, communicate with employees, and produce weekly staff newsletter.  Represents the organization in community outreach, recruitment, health fairs, and other events.


Revenue cycle interns will assist with updating the new patient registration process, healthcare benefit eligibility review, and updates.  The intern will work on retroactive eligibility, claim denials, and analysis.  An Illinois driver’s license is preferred for this opportunity in order to register with the State of Illinois HFS MEDI system.


Survey interns work on several surveys for Promise, including the Patient Experience Survey, Social Media and Marketing Interviews, and smaller follow-up surveys and special projects as needed for the Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance and Risk Management committee of the Board of Directors.  Significant time will be spent executing surveys and interviewing patients.  The intern will also be responsible for entering data into spreadsheets, drafting tracking and trending data for the board, and assisting with analysis.


The Referral Intern is an administrative internship. They will work closely with our referral nurse, providing administrative support for the referral process. Referrals are requests our providers make for patients to receive care from specialists outside our clinic and/or to undergo certain tests or procedures at other institutions.  Day-to-day activities will include sending referrals to the appropriate specialist, following up with specialists to ensure appointments have been scheduled, and tracking and documenting the statuses of the referral requests in the electronic health record. The ideal candidate for this internship will be detail-oriented, adept at using technology, and comfortable working with people.


The intern will assist in generating content for Promise Healthcare’s social media presence, including IG, FB & Twitter.  This internship will work to educate the community, attract prospective patients, and educate all patients about Promise Healthcare services and the quality care we deliver through social media marketing.  Assignments may include surveying patients and assisting with media and donor relations.  The intern should be able to attend five evening meetings over the semester and must have a social media presence to share as part of the interview.


A long-range, all-encompassing project for individuals serving this department is the conversion of paper record-keeping to modern electronic filing and storage systems. Interns and volunteers who work with the Medical Records Coordinator will learn the following:

  • How to check for Records Release documents to be mailed, faxed, or sent to Health Port (our copy service) to copy or scan
  • How to prepare releases, EHR records, and paper charts for entry into the database
  • Procedures for scanning daily documents, charts, and incoming records
  • Application of the privacy-protecting provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • How to use DataFile technologies NextGen Software.
  • Maintain patient confidence by keeping patient records information confidential.
  • Complete an audit trail for medical information previously filled by retrieving information in case of misfiling in EMR workflows and correct and communicate problems according to established procedures.
  • Scan and file medical records from paper charts into EMR by creating and processing the patient care record folder in NextGen following the procedures.


Interns and volunteers are required to complete two shifts (one administrative and one clinical). The intern will work closely with a Dental Patient Services Representative during their administrative shift. Duties of interns during this time include but are not limited to, scheduling appointments, answering incoming phone calls, registering new patients, and scanning necessary documents. The intern will get hands-on experience on how to manage the schedule of a fast-paced dental clinic. The duties of the interns during their clinical shift include but are not limited to helping turn over rooms, sterilizing instruments, and assisting the doctors with dental treatments.

Note: DENTAL – CLINICAL interns and volunteers will have administrative duties alongside their clinical work.