The University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved a lease last week for a new Mile Square health clinic in Auburn Gresham that will bring vital healthcare access to the underserved community on Chicago’s far south side.
The UI Health Mile Square Health Center will be the sole healthcare provider in the newly renovated Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle Hub located at 79th Street and Halsted Avenue in Chicago. Mile Square will have more than 11,700 square feet of space in the building, including 12 patient rooms, six dental suites, a procedure room and an on-site phlebotomy lab.
“This is a significant new venture and I congratulate our team at the University of Illinois Chicago and Mile Square,” U of I System President Tim Killeen said. “This is right in line with our land-grant mission to serve society and its most needy, particularly in these difficult times. It is very important for the university to step up this way.”