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.

 

Professionals at PCC Community Wellness Center

Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Program

PCC Community Wellness 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).

Under federal law relating to the operation of health centers, the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) provides the exclusive remedy for damage from personal injury, including death, resulting from the performance of medical, surgical, dental, or related functions within the scope of deemed employment by any PCC employee or volunteer as a deemed health center who the Department of Health and Human Services has deemed to be an employee of the Public Health Service. (See Public Health Service Act subsection 224(q), codified at 42 U.S.C. 233(q))

 

Profesionales de la Salud de PCC Community Wellness Center

Ley Federal de Reclamaciones por Agravios (FTCA por sus siglas en inglés)  

PCC Community Wellness Center es una programa de centro de salud concesionario bajo de 42 U.S.C. 254b, y un empleado del Servicio de Salud Pública considerado bajo de 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

Bajo la ley federal relacionada con la operación de centros de salud, la Ley Federal de Reclamaciones por Agravios (FTCA) proporciona el remedio exclusivo para daños causado por lesiones personales, incluyendo la muerte, como resultado de la realización de funciones médicas, quirúrgicas, dentales o relacionadas dentro del alcance del empleo considerado por cualquier empleado o voluntario del PCC como un centro de salud considerado que el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos ha considerado como un empleado del Servicio de Salud Pública. (Ver la subsección de la Ley de Servicios de Salud Pública 224(q), codificado en 42 U.S.C. 233(q))