CARE AROUND THE CORNER
UI Health opens new locations to serve communities’ needs
UI Health, part of University of Illinois Chicago, opened three outpatient facilities in 2022 to reach people where they are.
“UI Health takes a comprehensive approach to treating the medical condition of patients – but also the structural social determinants of health that influence the health and wellness of our neighborhoods and communities,” UIC Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Robert A. Barish said.
Specialty Care Building
The Specialty Care Building opened in September 2022 and houses the Bruno and Sallie Pasquinelli Outpatient Surgery Center.
“This building supports not just the medical health, but the economic health of our communities, and gives us a better platform to continue our service throughout the west and south sides,” said Mike Zenn, UI Health chief executive officer.
The facility features six floors of patient care space, including surgical suites.
Mile Square Primary and Immediate Care Center. Photo courtesy of Atavia Reed/Block Club Chicago
Primary and Immediate Care Center
The UI Health Mile Square Primary and Immediate Care Center anchors the new Auburn-Gresham Healthy Lifestyle Hub, which converted a long-vacant building into a center for health and wellness.
The Mile Square location, which opened in October 2022, provides adult, pediatric, and prenatal care, as well as behavioral health, substance use, HIV, dental, and pharmacy services.
The hub, which includes a UIC Neighborhood Center, is a neighborhood destination for healthy food, banking, legal aid, and educational resources, revitalizing the neighborhood and promoting health equity for residents.
55th & Pulaski
The UI Health 55th & Pulaski Healthcare Collaborative provides comprehensive care on the southwest side’s Gage Park-West Elsdon neighborhood.
The partnership, led by the UIC College of Medicine, brings together UIC’s health sciences colleges and local providers to offer health screenings and specialty services, including dermatology, surgery, oncology, and dental care, as well as behavioral and mental health care.
The UI Health center began seeing patients in February 2022.
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