For Patients & Family Members

Navigating your health care can be difficult. To make things easier, preview all the information & services that we have available below. Click on any available tile to learn more.

What is the MHFP?

Want to know more about the MHFP? Click this tile for more information.

Need Support?

Interested in supportive services that might be available? Looking for support groups, events, and connection? Click this tile to see what supportive services we can connect you to.

Navigating the Hospital

Not sure where to begin when it comes to navigating the hospital system? Click here to learn about the things you may need before scheduling an appointment or having a surgery.

Learn About Margaret's Story

Want to learn more about Margaret Hackett’s story? Click this tile to learn more about Margaret, who was diagnosed with a rare congenital anomaly at 18-months old.

Interested in Attending an Event?

Want to know when the MHFP is hosting an event? Want to learn more about the events that our partner organizations are hosting? Click this tile and visit our calendar to find virtual and in-person events for patients and families.

Request an Appointment

Click this tile to be redirected to our online submission form to request an appointment with Neurosurgery at the University of Chicago Medicine.

Get Educated: CNS Congenital Anomalies

Want to learn about congenital central nervous system (CNS) anomalies like Chiari Malformation and Hydrocephalus? Click this tile to access our educational materials about CNS congenital anomalies.

Be Your Own Advocate

Want to learn how to be your own advocate, and take charge of your health care? Do you have a child transitioning to adulthood and are looking to help your child develop some autonomy? Click this tile to access information about what you can do to become your own health care advocate.