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In addition to our 12 South Side zip codes, which span more than two dozen neighborhoods and connect more than 650,000 people, we serve 13 Southland zip codes across 17 cities.

UChicago Medicine facilitates partnerships, supports programs and offers services to improve health and access to quality care in the communities we serve.

Our South Side Service Area

Chicago's South Side is a storied collection of vibrant, resilient, culturally rich and diverse neighborhoods. Steeped in African-American heritage, the community offers a host of unique amenities and experiences, from White Sox baseball to the DuSable Museum of African American History. The South Side also serves as a historic and contemporary hub for visual, performing and literary arts.

However, against this engaging backdrop also lies one of the nation's largest underserved communities. South Side residents are disproportionately afflicted by chronic diseases and other complicated public health concerns.

The University of Chicago Medicine is dedicated to enhancing health and wellness in South Side communities. We also understand that addressing the health needs of the community is essential to improving its residents' quality of life. Recognizing that there are contributing factors at the roots of these complex issues — such as low income, limited education, violent crime and unemployment — we aim for solutions that extend beyond the point of medical care.

Our Southland Service Area

For nearly a century, UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial carries a legacy of commitment to improving community health and wellbeing.

Our dedicated and compassionate health experts provide invaluable outreach services to thousands of men, women and children throughout the 13 zip codes of our Southland service area.

Community Outreach

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 and 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 and Sponsorships