University of Illinois at Chicago Community Clinic Network (UCCN)
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Hospital and Health Sciences System (UI Health) Community Clinic Network (UCCN) has been providing care throughout the city of Chicago since 1992. UCCN is based in the UIC Department of Medicine Section of Infectious Diseases and operates in conjunction with the UIC School of Social Work Community Outreach Intervention Projects (COIP). Clinical Pharmacy Services are provided by the UIC College of Pharmacy.
The clinic network consists of a main clinic located on the UIC medical campus and five decentralized community-based clinics. Our sites are located in areas most impacted by the HIV epidemic that historically are underserved by traditional healthcare models. The medical campus clinic is the Family Center for Infectious Diseases (FCID) and is located in the Outpatient Care Center. The decentralized clinics are located in Englewood, Humboldt Park, Austin, Uptown, and South Chicago.
FCID provides comprehensive medical care for patients living with, and at risk for, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases. This includes sexually transmitted infections, opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients, including those with malignancies and transplants, tuberculosis, fungal infections, travel-related infections, and other community and hospital acquired infections. In addition, specialty gynecologic services are provided for women living with HIV/AIDS.
UCCN’s community-based clinics provide primary and specialty care only for patients living with HIV/AIDS. UCCN provides compassionate care to all patients regardless of age, sex, gender identity or expression, color, religion, sexual orientation, or insurance status. Our multidisciplinary team consists of pharmacists, physicians, nurses, phlebotomists, clinical social workers, case managers, outreach patient advocates, and others.
Medical Center (FCID)
South Side (Englewood)
Northwest Side (Humboldt Park)
West Side (Austin)
North Side (Uptown)
Southeast Side (South Chicago)
UIC / Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) High Risk Telemedicine Clinic
UIC provides specialty HIV care to HIV-infected prisoners within the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) via telemedicine. The telemedicine program implements a multidisciplinary approach to provide HIV care while a prisoner is incarcerated. An infectious disease physician, an infectious disease clinical pharmacist, and case manager provide HIV care to nearly 30 prisons within the state of Illinois. An entire clinic visit is performed through telecommunications without leaving the UIC campus. With the use of a computer, video-equipment, and digital medical devices that can help gather vitals, monitor progress, hear heart and lung sounds, and capture images of skin, ears, eyes, and other areas, we are able to see each patient and conduct an entire visit.
PGY2 RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Since 1969, over 300 pharmacists successfully trained in our ASHP-accredited first-year post-graduate residency program. In addition, we have graduated over 100 individuals in our various specialized pharmacy residencies that encompass a wide range of fields that is second to none. Our diverse faculty, in combination with the numerous progressive practice sites, provides our residents with an experience like no other. Our residency alumnae hold prominent positions within the pharmacy academia, industry, and professional organizations nationwide and are leaders in the world of pharmacy practice. We are proud of our tradition, our outcomes and our graduates and with the increasing expectations of the public and other health professionals to improve the lives of patients, we are confident that our residency programs will grow and develop to meet this challenge.
The Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Section in the Department of Pharmacy Practice has a long history of excellence in pharmacy practice, research, and postdoctoral training dating back more than 20 years. Following this tradition, the section offers a year-long post-graduate year 2 (PGY2) specialized residency in HIV Care. The HIV pharmacy program is one of the largest in the country providing comprehensive pharmaceutical care at sites that include the UI Health inpatient hospital and Community Clinic Network, John H, Stroger, Jr., Hospital of Cook County and Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, and UIC / IDOC Telemedicine. As a graduate of this program, you will have the skills and expert knowledge to provide HIV care in a variety of clinical settings.