Alivio Medical Center opened its doors to an eagerly awaiting community on January 4, 1989. On that day, the vision to create a community-based health center, responsive and culturally sensitive to many of Chicago’s most underserved and vulnerable communities, was finally realized. The Chicago neighborhoods of Pilsen, Little Village and Back of the Yards have been significant points of entry for immigrants and remain the home to a growing Mexican immigrant population in addition to an expanding community of Mexican Americans.
Today, we serve families and individuals who historically have had limited access to healthcare for many reasons including: language and cultural barriers, intimidation of traditional healthcare institutions, limited awareness of available resources and/or fear of seeking help due to immigration status. Consequently, health promotion, education and prevention are integral parts of our comprehensive programs. Alivio’s bilingual, bicultural providers serve all patients regardless of ability to pay.
Alivio Medical Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center and a grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).