UI Health Community Clinic Network (UCCN)

The UI Health Community Clinic Network (UCCN) has been providing excellent outpatient services to more than 1,000 patients at six community-based sites throughout Chicago since 1992. Our unique program utilizes a collaborative, multidisciplinary team of infectious diseases physicians, nurse clinicians, pharmacists, mental health professionals, and outreach workers to offer quality patient-centered care. As a patient at UCCN, you will receive accepting, compassionate care regardless of your age, sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, or marital status. As a Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, UCCN is able to provide services to individuals regardless of insurance. 

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions: please call 312.519.5526 before arriving at our clinic.

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Services Offered:

  • HIV Primary Care Services
  • Gynecological Services and care for pregnant people living with HIV
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Hepatitis C Treatment
  • Mental Health Services
  • Treatment Adherence/Pharmaceutical Counseling
  • Dental Care Referrals
  • Substance Abuse Referrals
  • Nutritional Counseling Referrals
  • Specialty Referrals (Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, etc.)
  • Coverage for Uninsured Individuals (Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program)

Programs Offered

  • “U-START” 

UCCN’s Rapid Start HIV Treatment Program  

The U-START program is available for individuals newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS or for those that have been out of care for over 1 year. U-START takes a “rapid start” approach to treatment: patients will be linked to case management, medication, lab work, and an infectious disease doctor’s visit within 72-hours of diagnosis. Mental health services and specialty care referrals are included in this service. U-START is available in every UCCN clinic location. Please contact Outreach Worker Marcell Johnson (847.921.4426) or Social Worker Meg McDuffie (847.921.4425) for further information.

  • “U-CONNECT”  

UCCN’s Mobile HIV Care Program for the Formerly Incarcerated

The U-CONNECT program is accessible to anyone living with HIV and recently (6 months or less) re-entering the community following incarceration in Illinois. The U-CONNECT team operates out of a mobile health van bringing care to YOU. This discreet, fast, and non-judgmental service can be accessed every Thursday by appointment only. Please contact Outreach Worker Marcell Johnson (847.921.4426) or Social Worker Meg McDuffie (847.921.4425) for further information.   

Partnered Services Offered:  

  • Case Management
  • HIV Testing and Counseling
  • Needle Exchange
  • Access to Clinical Trials and Research

Our Mission

The UI Health Community Clinic Network (UCCN) provides nonjudgmental, culturally-competent, state-of-the-art primary medical care, mental health, and treatment adherence services to individuals who are living with HIV or at risk of infection, regardless of an individual's ability to pay.

Our Vision  

Nurturing collaborations with communities to increase access to care and eliminate new HIV infections. 

Consumer Advisory Board (CAB)

If you are one of our clients and would like to be a part of our Consumer Advisory Board (CAB), please contact Michelle Agnoli at 312.519.2668 or magnoli@uic.edu, will contact you soon to answer any question and update you on our upcoming events. We look forward to connecting with you soon.