ENGLEWOOD — A neighborhood clinic that serves thousands of people each year would continue to be operated by the University of Illinois under a proposed agreement with the city.
The Englewood Neighborhood Health Clinic, at 641 W. 63rd St., has been providing low-cost medical services under the direction of the U. of I. Health System since taking over from the city Department of Public Health in 2012.
In a statement, Ald. Willie B. Cochran (20th) said the clinic is "an essential resource for the community."
"I am pleased Mayor [Rahm] Emanuel and the city have reached an agreement with the University so residents will continue to have access to these important medical services," Cochran said.
The proposed agreement, which still has to win approval from the City Council, was announced by the mayor's office.
The U. of I., through its Mile Square initiative, operates a dozen locations in Chicago, serving a mostly minority clientele of about 24,000 patients annually.
Services include family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and vision care.
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