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School-Based Health Centers

Adolescent Family Center School-Based Health Centers
     * Simpson Academy
     * Orr High School
     * Richard T. Crane Medical Preparatory High School


Adolescent Family Center

The Rush Adolescent Family Center provides confidential prenatal care, gynecological care, contraceptive services, STD testing and treatment, and community education to Chicago area teens and young adults, ages 12-25. In addition, it provides family-planning medical and educational services, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, prenatal care and counseling, and community outreach education to low income teens and young adults regardless of income or ability to pay.

Services provided

  • Pregnancy tests
  • Emergency contraception (Plan B)
  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections

Location

1645 W Jackson Blvd, Suite 315A
Chicago, IL 60612
(Parking across street and near Illinois Medical District Blue Line stop)

Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Walk-ins: M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. only

Contact

Please call (312) 942 2777 or walk in to make an appointment!

Meet the team

Sally Lemke
Director, School-Based Health Centers and Adolescent Family Center
Priank Patel
Senior Business Manager
Maria Reyes
Family Nurse Practitioner
Stephen Gillenwater
​Social Worker
Tomi Aknife
RN Program Coordinator
Joy Flowers
Clinic Coordinator
Venus Guerra
​Medical Assistant
Tanisha Winston
Family Nurse Practitioner
Chrishon Parker
​Medical Assistant
Laura Swider
Clinic Coordinator
Kelly Hagler
Social Worker
 

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Health centers

For more than 30 years, Rush has provided health care through school-based health centers in Chicago public schools located in underserved neighborhoods. The Rush University College of Nursing currently operates SBHCs at Orr Academy High School, Richard T. Crane Medical Preparatory High School and Simpson Academy High School for Young Women (a school for girls in grades 6 through 12 who are pregnant, parenting or both).

Advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physicians and students from Rush provide a full range of clinic services, including physicals and immunizations, primary care, treatment of injuries and mental health services. SBHCs make a real difference: Students at these schools have improved their immunization rates, decreased emergency-room visits, delivered more healthy babies, learned about healthy behaviors that help prevent chronic diseases and improved their graduation rates.

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Rush Health Center at Simpson Academy

The Rush Health Center at Simpson Academy serves both the students at Simpson and outside community members. Our goal is to provide our patients with quality, accessible health care in a private and non-judgmental environment.

Services provided

Birth control, emergency contraception, prenatal care, STI/HIV testing, pregnancy testing, reproductive health education and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. All services are confidential, and teenagers (starting at age 12) do not need parent/guardian permission for reproductive/sexual health services.

Location

1321 S. Paulina
Chicago, IL 60608

Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Contact

Phone: (773) 534-7202

Meet the team

Tanisha Winston Chrishon Parker
Laura Swider Kelly Hagler

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Rush Health Center at Orr High School

The Rush Health Center at Orr High School is located on premises and provides students convenient access to quality health care, health promotion and education. Clinic staff (nurse practitioners, medical assistants, RNs, physicians and Rush’s multi-disciplinary students) collaborate with students and families to promote overall health and well-being that supports students’ success in the classroom and beyond.

Services provided

  • Acute care (colds, headaches, abdominal pain, cramps)
  • School physicals and immunizations
  • Sports physicals
  • Mental health services
  • Reproductive health services (testing, counseling, contraception)

Appointment expectations

  • Students are able to schedule appointments and will be given a slip with the date and time. A reminder is also sent through the office.
  • Walk-in visits are available.
  • A student always needs to present a pass from a teacher or the office upon arrival in the clinic. If the student is not able to give a pass, he or she will be sent back to obtain a pass.
  • After the completion of a visit, every student seen in the health center is given a pass back to class

Scheduling and preparing for your appointments

1. Contact us at (773) 534-8924 to schedule your appointment. (If no answer, please leave a message with your call-back number. We will be checking voice messages daily.)

2. Complete all paperwork* including the following:

  • Rush Consent Form
  • Health History Section of the school and/or sports physical form
  • Parent/Guardian signature on all forms-if patient is under 18

*All paperwork must be completed prior to your appointment. Patients with incomplete paperwork will be rescheduled.

3. Bring your insurance card and all completed paper work.
4. Arrive to your appointment 15 minutes early to complete the registration process.

Please note: Clinic hours of operation are based on Chicago Public Schools calendar and will be closed on CPS non-attendance days.

Location

730 Pulaski Ave, Room 109
Chicago, IL 60624

Hours

Monday, Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Contact

Phone : (773) 534-8924

Meet the team

Erin O’Donohue
Family Nurse Practitioner
Olga Corona
Certified Medical Assistant
Vanessa Lazaro
Clinical Coordinator
Katie Dato
Outreach Nurse

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Rush Health Center at Richard T. Crane Medical Preparatory High School

The Rush Health Center at Richard T. Crane Medical Preparatory High School is located on premises and provides students convenient access to quality health care, health promotion and education. Clinic staff (nurse practitioners, medical assistants, RNs, physicians and Rush’s multi-disciplinary students) collaborate with students and families to promote overall health and well-being that supports students’ success in the classroom and beyond.

Services provided

  • Acute care (colds, headaches, abdominal pain, cramps)
  • School physicals and immunizations
  • Sports physicals
  • Mental health services
  • Reproductive health services (testing, counseling, contraception)

Appointment expectations

  • Students are able to schedule appointments and will be given a slip with the date and time. A reminder is also sent through the office.
  • Walk-in visits are available.
  • A student always needs to present a pass from a teacher or the office upon arrival in the clinic. If the student is not able to give a pass, he or she will be sent back to obtain a pass.
  • After the completion of a visit, every student seen in the health center is given a pass back to class.

Scheduling and preparing for your appointments

1. Contact us at (773) 534-7582 to schedule your appointment. (If no answer, please leave a message with your call back number. We will be checking voice messages daily.)

2. Complete all paperwork* including the following:

  • Rush consent form
  • Health history section of the school and/or sports physical form
  • Parent/guardian signature on all forms if patient is under 18

*All paperwork must be completed prior to your appointment. Patients with incomplete paperwork will be rescheduled.

3. Bring your insurance card and all completed paper work
4. Arrive to your appointment 15 minutes early to complete the registration process

Please note: Clinic hours of operation are based on Chicago Public Schools calendar and will be closed on CPS non-attendance days.

Location

2245 W. Jackson Blvd., Room 110
Chicago, IL 60612

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Contact

Phone : (773) 5347582

Meet the team

Ashley MacNamara
Family Nurse Practitioner
Shanika Lenard
Clinical Coordinator
Steve Gillenwater
Licensed Social Worker
Katie Dato
Outreach Nurse

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