University of Chicago’s outpatient facility set to open early 2020
by Stephanie Racine and Elisa Shoenberger
University of Chicago Medicine will open a state-of-the-art clinic at 355 E. Grand Ave. in Streeterville in early 2020. The 42,000-square-foot center, which encompasses two floors, will house several medical departments. Primary care, urology, cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, X-ray services, women’s care and other services will be provided in the new facility, as well as extended-hour urgent care.
UChicago Medicine has two other clinics in Streeterville, 150 E. Huron St. and 680 N. Lake Shore Drive. Previously, these locations were home to a multispeciality facility at 150 E. Huron, and a women’s health facility at 680 N. Lake Shore. After the new clinic is constructed, these locations will be consolidated into the new Grand Avenue location. It will be the first clinic outside its Hyde Park campus that can provide immediate care, according to a news release.
“This is in recognition of patients’ growing needs to access quality health care when their physicians’ offices are closed or when they need urgent medical attention that isn’t life threatening,” said Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD, dean and executive vice president for medical affairs at the University of Chicago.
UChicago Medicine serves the estimated 387,500 people who live in proximity to the new facility, plus the estimated 62,000 residents in UChicago Medicine’s planning area who commute downtown.
“This $17 million construction project represents a continuation to develop UChicago Medicine’s footprint and reach, increase access and convenience for our patients, and meet the growing demand for health services in the area,” Polonsky said.
For more information about the new facility, visit uchicagomedicine.org.