History

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 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration in 2002. Since then, PCC has grown to encompass eleven health centers, serving West Side Chicago and the near west suburbs. PCC provides inpatient care at West Suburban Medical Center, Westlake Hospital, Norwegian American Hospital, and Loretto Hospital. 

 

Mission

The mission of PCC is to improve health outcomes for the medically underserved community through the provision of high quality, affordable, and accessible primary health care and support services. Anchored with family medicine, we are committed to serving the needs of all people in all stages of life.

 

Vision

PCC Community Wellness Center envisions a future in which our society has successfully developed a Culture of Health that guides our path to achieving and maintaining the healthiest population possible, and that guides our actions for providing all individuals and communities with the means to attain the best health possible.

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).”