2018 Community Benefit Report

The University of Chicago Medicine provides an annual report of benefits and services we offer to improve health in our South Side communities.

For fiscal 2018, UChicago Medicine provided more than $477 million in benefits and services to the community. This community benefit investment included supporting patients who rely on Medicare or Medicaid or who were unable to pay for care. It also included educating the next generation of health care professionals, supporting medical research and giving cash or in-kind donations to community groups for health-related activities.

What are community benefits?

Community benefits are programs and services that are designed to improve the health and well-being of specific needs in our community. To qualify as a community benefit, activities must meet at least one of these objectives:

  • Improve access to health care service
  • Enhance the health of the community
  • Advance medical or health care knowledge
  • Relieve or reduce the burden of government or other community efforts

In an effort to impact local health needs, UChicago Medicine collaborates with the community to improve the health status of medically underserved and marginalized populations across the South Side.

Previous Community Benefit Reports

 2017 | 2015-2016 | 2014 | 2013

Programs & Services

In collaboration with our dedicated partners, UChicago Medicine supports a variety of programs and services to strategically address complex health needs in South Side communities.

Programs & Services

Events & Outreach

Connect with UChicago Medicine at community events, including fitness classes, health fairs, educational forums, festivals and more. Find upcoming events and opportunities to get involved.


Grants & Sponsorships

UChicago Medicine awards grants and sponsorships to select community partners who share our commitment to improving health outcomes on Chicago's South Side.

Grants & Sponsorships