Call for an appointment 773-584-6200

Additional Programs

Due to COVID-19, we may have suspended or modified some of the programs we offer. Please reach out to each program's contact person for more information.

¡Viviendo saludable, viviendo feliz!

¡Viviendo saludable, viviendo feliz!, Spanish for "Living Healthy, Living Happy!", is a diabetes education group that is facilitated by care coordinators to improve the quality of life for pre-diabetics, diabetics, and their family members by promoting healthy and positive lifestyle changes.

For more information, please contact Olivia Cruz, Programs Associate, at (773) 236-0951 or

Benefits Counseling

Esperanza provides free assistance to apply for Medicare and Medicaid. We also help with applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as the LINK card, for eligible families. Please call (773) 584-6200 for more information.

Immigration Physicals

Immigration physicals are typically required for anyone who applies for lawful permanent resident status. Esperanza is an approved site.


  • Government-issued photo ID from the U.S. or your country of origin (such as a valid passport or driver's license)
    • If you are 14 years old or younger, bring identification that shows your name, date of birth, place of birth, and parents' full names. Possible forms of identification include your birth certificate (with an English translation) or an affidavit.
  • Immunization records
  • Payment
    • Physical exam (includes lab work and TB test) is $175. Vaccines will be charged separately depending on which vaccines are needed.

Please call (773) 584-6000 to make an appointment.

Cafecito con Esperanza

Currently suspended

Cafecito con Esperanza is a senior group that encourages socializing and creativity. Join us to meet and participate with other community seniors in fun activities such as arts and crafts, board games, and painting. 

1st and 3rd Tuesday at 9:30am
Esperanza California
2001 S. California Ave.

2nd and 4th Thursday at 11:00am
Esperanza Brighton Park
4700 S. California Ave.

For more information, please contact Olivia Cruz, Programs Associate, at (773) 236-0951 or