Please note that Chicago IL is not currently a PCLP site placement city.

Site Partners

  • Heartland Health Centers
  • Howard Brown Health
  • Near North Health Service Corporation

The headquarters for Heartland Health Centers is about 0.5 miles or a 5 minute drive from downtown Chicago. The headquarters of Howard Brown Health is about 7 miles or about a 20 minute drive from downtown Chicago. The headquarters of Near North Health Service Corporation is about 2.5 miles or a 15 minute drive from downtown Chicago. For a basic overview of Chicago’s city and demographic information, view the latest United States Census Bureau’s demographics estimates.

Scholar Advisors

Site Supervisors

  • Letty Sargant
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Heartland Health Centers
  • Magda Houlberg
    Chief Clinical Officer
  • Howard Brown Health
  • Timothy Long
    Director of Performance Improvement, Health Information Technology and Research
  • Near North Health Service Corporation

Faculty Advisors

  • Alana Biggers, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Division of Academic Internal Medicine
  • Department of Medicine
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
  • Jose F. Elizondo, MD
    Family Medicine Department Chair
    Clinical Associate Professor
    Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
  • Carl Earl Lambert, Jr., MD
    Family Medicine Physician
  • Family Christian Health Center

Housing & Transportation

Read below to find out more about housing and transportation options. Please keep in mind that GE-NMF PCLP does not endorse any landlord, management, company, or individual in these sites.

Housing

Downtown Chicago is about 5 miles or a 20 minute drive away from our Chicago Site Partners. When searching for housing, keep in mind that you will have to commute to your Site Partner as well as to other community sites, and should think about access to internet, transportation, etc. Below, we have provided a starting point for your housing search that have been helpful for previous PCLP Scholars.

Transportation

Keep in mind that having a car is the best means of transportation and will allow you travel flexibility and convenience. However, if it’s impossible to have a car during your service-learning experience, there are public transportation options in the Chicago area.

  • Chicago Transit Authority – Can search routes on the website or on Google Maps. Heartland Health Centers is near the LaSalle & Madison bus stop. Howard Brown Health is near the Sheridan stop on the Red Line. Near North Health Service Corporation is near the Clark/Division stop on the Red Line.
  • A 30-Day Pass can be bought that allows for unlimited rides on the rail systems and bus routes per month. Each 30-Day Pass costs $100.

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