As a result of the passionate vision, strong partnerships and the crucial need for bilingual/bicultural medical providers for the uninsured and undocumented, Alivio Medical Center opened its doors in 1989 as a bilingual, bicultural, nonprofit community health center, located in the heart of the Pilsen community. Today, Alivio Medical Center operates one urgent care center and six community health centers, three of which are school-based health centers.
Alivio’s mission has been validated by the growing demand for our services, and we have been recognized locally and nationally for the work we do.
Alivio Medical Center also achieved The Joint Commission reaccreditation in 2015. Only 38 percent of all community health centers in Illinois have achieved such status. The Joint Commission accreditation recognizes Alivio not only for its outstanding service but also for all aspects of the organization’s operations.
Rich in Latino culture, Pilsen is a neighborhood that overflows with music, art, culinary tradition, and nightlife. It’s home to award-winning restaurants, iconic music venues, and sensational murals as far as the eye can see. Maybe that’s why it was named one of the “12 Coolest Neighborhoods Around the World” by Forbes.
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