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).
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1980 (April) Parent Child Center founded as part of West Suburban Medical Center
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1992 (June 26th) PCC Community Wellness Center (PCC) incorporated as an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
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1993 Established Maternal Child Health Fellowship
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1994 Attained status as a Federally Qualified Health Center look-a-like from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration
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1997 Opened PCC Austin Family Health Center
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1998 Established Community Medicine Fellowship and Reach Out and Read Program
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1999 Opened PCC Clinic at The Boulevard (formerly Interfaith House)
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2002 Attained status of a Federally Qualified Health Center from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration
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2003 Opened PCC Salud Family Health Center
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2004 Opened PCC Erie Court Health Center
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2006 (April) Opened PCC South Family Health Center
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2007 (January) Established Integrated Behavioral Health Program
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2007 (March) Opened PCC Melrose Park Family Health Center (formerly PCC North Avenue Family Health Center)
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2007 (April) Opened PCC West Town Family Health Center within Norwegian American Hospital
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2008 Achieved The Joint Commission accreditation
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2009 (October) Opened PCC Walk-In Wellness Center at Norwegian American Hospital
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2010 (January) Opened newly constructed PCC Austin Family Health Center
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2010 (February 1st) Electronic Health Records first implemented
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2010 (July) Established Oral Health Program
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2011 (June) Established PCC Austin Produce Market
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2011 (July) Opened newly renovated PCC South Family Health Center
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2013 (February) Received unanimous approval from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board to establish Illinois’ first freestanding birth center
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2013 (March) Opened PCC Walk-In Wellness Center at West Suburban Medical Center
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2013 (May) Renovated PCC Salud Family Health Center
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2013 (August) Renovated PCC Lake Street Family Health Center's waiting room and second floor
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2013 (August 8th) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition achieved at five health centers by the national Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
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2013 (December) Established Sports Medicine Clinic
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2014 (February 17th) Opened PCC Community Wellness Center at Loretto Hospital
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2014 (February) Certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH)
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2014 (October 8th) Birth Center at PCC received license as a freestanding birthing center from the Illinois Department of Public Health
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2014 (October 15th) Opened the Birth Center at PCC
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2015 (January) Established the Ultrasound Clinic
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2015 (June 2nd) Opened the PCC Austin Farm and Farm Stand
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2015 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition achieved at a sixth health center by the national Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
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2015 (November 16th) Opened PCC Community Wellness Center at Steinmetz
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2015 (December) Renovated PCC Melrose Park Family Health Center
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2016 (February 2nd) PCC Foundation incorporated as an independent 501(c)(3)
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2016 (February 2nd) PCC Community Wellness Center at Steinmetz licensed as a School Based Health Center by the Illinois Department of Public Health
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2016 (July 1st) Established the Chemical Dependency Clinic
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2016 (July 1st) Renovated PCC Community Wellness Center at Steinmetz
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2016 (September 1st) Transitioned Electronic Health Record to athenahealth