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Care Connect

Care Connect is a patient-focused modelCommunities thrive when every person has the chance to live a healthy life.
Living a healthy life can be hard when you have long-term (chronic) health needs. UI Health Care Connect is here to help. Treating a chronic illness or disease is possible when you are connected to the right care, at the right time.

We use a targeted, patient-focused model—starting with where you are—to improve health outcomes and address health gaps for our most at-risk patients.

Who Are We?
The Care Connect team at UI Health includes care coordinators, community health workers, behavioral health coordinators, and licensed clinicians. Patients who are eligible for this program are enrolled and will be contacted by a UI Health Care Connect staff member.

Our Model

  • Support for Patients who may be at risk
  • Person & Disease-Specific Care
  • Care Coordination Referral & Support
  • After Hospital Follow-Up

Who is Eligible?
Care Connect aims to provide support to patients with chronic diseases, a minority background, and unique health concerns. The criteria for the Care Connect Program include patients that:

  • Have chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, or hypertension.
  • Are a member of an underserved patient group based on race, ethnicity, language, gender, and/or sexual orientation.
  • Want support addressing behavioral health needs.
  • Have trouble accessing healthcare.

Our Services

  • Connection to Healthcare Services
  • Health Screening & Assessment
  • Behavioral Health Screening & Support
  • Referrals for Care
  • Resources for Minority Groups

UI Health Care Coordination services are open to all patients, even if not eligible for the Care Connect Program.

For more information email carecoordination@uic.edu or call 312-413-2701.