Our Mission: Strenghtening
the well-being of our community through health care for all
Founded in 1972, West Side Community Health Services is
one of the largest and most established community health
care organizations. Few organizations serve so many sectors
of the population so sensitively and effectively –
improving the health of our region for the benefit of all.
We strive to ensure that everyone has access to high
quality, affordable health care, to actively engage patients
in their own health care, and to respect the traditions of
those we serve. We strive to improve the health of our
region for the benefit of all.
We’re here when you need us.
Our clinic is bigger and better, with everything
you need to get and stay well. We’re open longer hours
on evenings and weekends to make it easier for you to
receive services. And our staff is deeply committed to
giving you and your family the best care.
We help you stay healthy.
At our clinics, we’ll help you be healthy, in
every way we can. We can give you the information and
support you need to make smart choices and take better care
of yourself. We can help you lose weight, stop smoking,
manage diabetes, have a healthy pregnancy and more.
We speak your language.
We all feel more comfortable when we’re
interacting with people who understand our language and
culture. Our clinic is filled with dedicated professionals
who speak Spanish, English and Hmong. They work closely with
patients of all ages – and will put you at ease and
keep you informed.
We are pioneers. We have been a visionary
organization with a progressive model of care that
emphasizes education, prevention, and integrated services
and uses our multilingual/multicultural expertise to provide
accessible health care to our diverse communities.
We are healers. We put people first,
providing high-quality patient-focused health care that is
evidence-based, reflects best practices, and respects the
cultures of the patients we serve. We educate patients and
family members and involve them in their own health care. We
care for all people who come to us, whatever their means,
with deep compassion and respect.
We are advocates. We are sought out as the
community voice for Latino, Hmong, adolescent, and health
care issues. We understand public health issues, partner
with other organizations to address community needs, and
advocate for public policy that helps people gain access to
affordable health care and other needed services.
We are neighbors. We provide comprehensive
healthcare services where our multilingual/multicultural
expertise is most needed-in urban neighborhoods, schools,
public housing campuses, and homeless shelters. We serve as
a community cornerstone in providing services, employing
local residents, and contributing to community vitality.