Most of PCC patients live in the Chicago Community Areas of Austin, Belmont-Cragin, Dunning, East Garfield Park, Hermosa, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Montclare, North Lawndale, Portage Park, West Garfield Park, West Town as well as the near west suburbs of Berwyn, Cicero, Maywood, Melrose Park, and Oak Park.
|11 Health Centers||4 Hospital Partners||2 Dental Clinics||10 Behavioral Health Locations||4 Birthing Locations|
|48,357 Patients||47,935 Medical Patients||3,116 Dental Patients||3,758 Behavioral Health Patients||85 Birth Center Admissions|
|175,648Total Visits||152,019 Medical Visits||5,214 Dental Visits||16,875 Behavioral Health Visits||1,237 Births|
|410 Employees||20 Social Service Partners||8 School Partners||880 Farm Visitors||6,383 New Books Distributed|
We are incredibly grateful to our donors who have invested in PCC and our services. Through collaborative efforts, we have been able to sustain existing services and expand new programs.
* For individual donors, please see our annual reports.
PCC strives to meet the standards set by leading health care organizations in order to ensure optimal operations. PCC is Joint Commission accredited for all services surveyed under the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care as well as Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH). PCC has been Joint Commission accredited since March 2008 and PCMH certified since February 2014. The Joint Commission's PCMH Certification focuses on care coordination, access to care, and how effectively a primary care clinician and interdisciplinary team work in partnership with the patient (and when applicable, their family). PCMH standards are highly aligned with PCC's aim to provide "care centered around you."
Several PCC sites have received National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition. NCQA's mission is to improve the quality of health care. PCMH health centers, like PCC, utilize interventions such as care coordination, electronic health records, and team-based care to deliver optimal care. PCC Austin and Lake Street have been recognized as Level 3, PCC Melrose Park, South, and West Town have been recognized as Level 2, and PCC Salud has been recognized as Level 1.
The Birth Center at PCC, Illinois' first freestanding birth center is accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers. Attention to standards set by the American Association of Birth Centers ensures the delivery of the highest standard of care.
PCC Community Wellness Center (PCC) began in 1980 as the Parent Child Center, a three-room clinic at West Suburban Medical Center that offered prenatal, postpartum, and infant care for underserved residents of Chicago’s Austin community. In 1992, PCC was incorporated as an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. PCC attained the status of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) look-alike in 1994 and received full FQHC recognition in 2002.
Since then, PCC has grown to encompass 11 health centers, serving Westside Chicago and the near west suburbs. PCC also provides care at West Suburban Medical Center, Westlake Hospital, Norwegian American Hospital and Loretto Hospital.This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).