UIC/Mile Square Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health
Partnerships (OCEAN-HP) Portable Health Services
Who are we? OCEAN-HP is a part of the University of Illinois Health and Hospital Sciences System and the Mile Square Community Health Center Enterprise. The Enterprise has 13 federally qualified health centers located in communities where people don’t have a lot of placed to go for medical care and there aren’t enough health care people to provide services. OCEAN-HP’s school health program has 5 full service health centers that are called HUB sites. These Hubs provide support and services to 11 surrounding schools called Spoke sites.
What are Portable Health Services? A new way of providing health services to children and families in schools unable to have a permanent health center where a health care team, (Advanced Practice Nurse and Medical Assistant) move from school to school.
Who can get these services? Children with Chronic Illness (i.e. Asthma, Diabetes, Obesity) Children who miss a lot of school Children who you think might need them Children who say “they are not feeling well” Family members of the students
What Services are offered? Primary Health Services (no pre-natal care service) School and Sports Physicals (shots given only on certain days) Health Education Nutrition Education (Only on scheduled days)
How to get seen for services? By Appointment:
1. Visit or call the health center when it is normally open to make an appointment.
Brighton Park Elementary School Monday and Wednesday 8:30 – 3:30 pm
2. For all other times call the health center HUB site nearest you to make an appointment:
In case you need a same day visit call the Heath Center to verify if the patient can be seen that day. If the patient can be seen that day the following things will happen:
1. The Medical Assistant (MA) will verify that patient is registered in the health center and if not the patient or Parent/legal guardian will be required to complete all required forms. 2. The MA with then perform a pre-assessment of the patient’s health , called “Triage” 3. If it is not a life threatening case the patient will be seen by the OCEAN-HP Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). 4. The APN will conduct the health assessment, provide necessary referrals, prescriptions and education. 5. The MA will then close out the visit and provide any next appointments if required. Additional Questions or Concerns?
IMPORTANT: ALL PATIENTS MUST BE REGISTERED IN THE HEALTH CENTER IN ORDER TO BE SEEN BY THE OCEAN-HP CLINICAL STAFF. The office and the health center can give you the registration package.
Contact Us 3825 S Washtenaw Ave, Chicago, IL 60632 Tel: 773-535-7237 Dr. Sara Beth Haas - Principal Mr. Osvaldo De Santiago - Assistant Principal