Designed by: Rich February



May 22, 2024: 

Expanding Healthcare Access on Chicago's Greater West Side: A Collaborative Effort


In a crucial effort to expand healthcare access for the Greater West Side of Chicago, PCC Community Wellness Center's new President and CEO, Alyssa Sianghio, convened with prominent city officials. Among those present were Mayor Brandon Johnson, 37th Ward Alderman Emma Mitts, and Mariana Osoria, First Deputy of Human Services from the Office of the Mayor. The meeting focused on strategic initiatives to enhance healthcare services for the community.

Key figures from PCC and its partners also attended the discussion. Ron Austin, PCC Foundation Board Chair, highlighted the critical role of community support. Dr. Paul Luning, PCC’s Chief Medical Officer, shared insights into medical strategies tailored to the community's needs. Marnie Robinson, Director of Development and Communications at PCC, discussed outreach efforts to ensure community awareness and engagement.


Additionally, Jimmy Akintonde, President of Ujamaa Construction, and Pat Thompson from Manske, Dieckmann, Thompson Architecture/Interiors, addressed the necessary infrastructural developments to support the expansion of healthcare facilities.

This collaborative meeting represents a significant step forward in ensuring that residents of the Greater West Side of Chicago have improved access to vital healthcare services.


May17, 2024: 

Celebrating Senior Health at the Senior Expo!



Last Friday, May 17, 2024, PCC Community Wellness Center proudly participated in the annual Senior Expo hosted at BUILD Inc., Chicago. This vibrant event, supported by Congressman Danny K. Davis and Voice Newspaper, brought our senior community together in celebration of National Older Americans Month.


The expo was filled with engaging activities, essential health screenings, and informative workshops on Medicare, fraud protection, and much more. A special highlight was the contribution from PCC Community Wellness Center. Rich February Community Outreach Efforts, which provided valuable resources and support to ensure the well-being of our seniors. Additionally, Chikita Garmon played a crucial role in the event by offering glucose and blood pressure testing, helping seniors stay on top of their health.






May 11, 2024: 

Celebrating the Heart of Our Community at the Magnificent Mothers Extravaganza!


 This past Mother's Day, Chicago’s Austin neighborhood was abuzz with love and gratitude as we celebrated the Magnificent Mothers Extravaganza on May 11, 2024. Spearheaded by 37th Ward Alderman Emma Mitts and passionately supported by PCC Community Wellness Center, the event was a vibrant tribute to the mothers who form the backbone of our community.


In partnership with local leaders, churches, businesses, and community groups like Black Men United, we transformed this special day into a festival of unity. The event featured essential gifts, thoughtful discussions, and a barbecue that brought smiles and warmth to all in attendance. Rich February's engagement with the Austin and Lawndale communities played a pivotal role, highlighted by meaningful meetings with Alderman Mitts and Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias, which helped shape the event's success.


A heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined us in honoring the irreplaceable role of mothers in nurturing and strengthening our community. Your presence and support made this event not just a celebration but a profound statement of our collective commitment to wellness and unity.




April 11, 2024:

Engaging the Community at Michelle Clark High School


On April 11, 2024, Rich February from PCC Community Wellness Center showcased exceptional initiative at a Michelle Clark High School event. PCC Community Wellness Center's commitment to community health and wellness was on full display, featuring interactive exhibits that drew attention and sparked valuable discussions among parents, faculty, and students.




The initiative was also led by Anne Stapleton from PCC Development and Communications Team, and had a significant impact, with many individuals reconnecting with PCC's services and expressing renewed enthusiasm for community health resources.


The event not only strengthened existing relationships but also provided valuable insights for future engagement strategies. Emphasizing the importance of student-led initiatives and an inclusive approach, the outreach highlighted PCC's dedication to continuously adapting its efforts to better serve the community.




PCC West Town Family Health Center

2434 W Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (773) 584-4178

Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday  Closed


January Health Awareness

  • January 1-31: Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • January 1-31: Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • January 1-31: National Birth Defects Awareness/Prevention Month


February Health Awareness

  • February 1-29: American Heart Month
  • February 1-29: International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
  • February 1-29: National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • February 4: World Cancer Day
  • February 7-13: African Heritage & Health Week
  • February 14-21: National Condom Week


March Health Awareness

  • March 1-31: National Kidney Month
  • March 1-31: National Nutrition Month
  • March 10-16: Sleep Awareness Week
  • March 11-17: Brain Awareness Week
  • March 15: World Sleep Day
  • March 18-24: National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
  • March 20: World Oral Health Day


April Health Awareness

  • April 1-30: Alcohol Awareness Month
  • April 1-30: National Autism Awareness Month
  • April 1-30: National Donate Life Month
  • April 1-30: National Minority Health Month
  • April 1-30: Oral Cancer Awareness Month
  • April 1-30: Sports Eye Safety Month
  • April 7: World Health Day
  • April 11-17: Black Maternal Health Week
  • April 24-30: World Immunization Week


May Health Awareness

  • May 1-31: Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • May 1-31: High Blood Pressure Awareness Month
  • May 1-31: Lupus Awareness Month
  • May 1-31: Mental Health Awareness Month
  • May 1-31: National Asthma and Allergies Awareness Month
  • May 1-31: National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • May 1-31: National Osteoporosis Awareness Month
  • May 1-31: National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • May 1-31: National Stroke Awareness Month
  • May 1-31: National Women’s Health Month
  • May 1-31: Preeclampsia Awareness Month
  • May 18: HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
  • May 19: Hepatitis Testing Day
  • May 29: National Senior Health and Fitness Day
  • May 31: World No Tobacco Day


June Health Awareness

  • June 1-30: Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
  • June 1-30: Men’s Health Month
  • June 1-30: National Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month
  • June 1-30: National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month
  • June 1-30: National Safety Month
  • June 1-30: PTSD Awareness Month
  • June 10-16: Men’s Health Week
  • June 14: World Blood Donor Day
  • June 27: National HIV Testing Day


July Health Awareness

  • July 1-31: Healthy Vision Month
  • July 1-31: International Group B Strep Awareness Month
  • July 1-31: Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
  • July 1-31: National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
  • July 1-31: UV Safety Month
  • July 28: World Hepatitis Day


August Health Awareness

  • August 1-31: Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month
  • August 1-31: National Breastfeeding Month
  • August 1-31: National Immunization Awareness Month
  • August 1: World Lung Cancer Day



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The PCC Austin Family Health and Fitness Center is a new expansion project that will bring community health care and a lifestyle center to the West Side of Chicago. The new facility will combine primary and specialty care, mental health services, nutritional assistance, and fitness education programs in conjunction with the existing facilities on the PCC Austin campus.

Through developing this new community healthcare and lifestyle center, PCC aims to create a home supporting PCC’s mission in the hope of serving as a model in community healthcare across the country. In addition, we are utilizing technology to minimize the impact of COVID, and other airborne infectious diseases.




  • A Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certified building
  • First Floor Clinical Space: Primary Care Clinic, special services, offices, registration, and waiting areas, health and fitness center
  • Second Floor Clinical Space: Telemedicine Center, Behavioral Health Suite, Chemical Dependency, Care Coordination, registration, waiting and circulation, non-clinical and staff areas
  • Third Floor: C-Suite offices, admin, assistant offices, conference and meeting rooms
  • Exercise track on top of building, and more