Sunday, August 28, 2016

Special Hours Nov. 25 to Nov. 30

Please call 773.388.1600 to confirm our hours before your visit 

Location/Service

Wed. Nov. 25

Thu. Nov. 26

Fri. Nov. 27

Sat. Nov. 28

Sun. Nov. 29

Sheridan Clinic

OPEN 9am to 1pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Aris Clinic

OPEN 9am to 1pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Walk-In Clinic

OPEN 9am to 12pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Behavioral Health

OPEN 9am to 1pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Social Services

OPEN 9am to 1pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

Walgreens - Sheridan

OPEN 9am to 5pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

OPEN 9am to 3pm

 

Broadway Youth Center

OPEN 10am to 12pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

 

 

ADAP Clinic

CLOSED

CLOSED

 

 

 

Medical – Legal Clinic (Wednesdays only)

CLOSED

 

 

 

 

Outreach Testing

 

NO TESTING AT STEAMWORKS

NO TESTING AT BROWN ELEPHANT

 

 

 

 HBHC Earns FQHC Designation

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On Tuesday, August 11, during National Health Center Week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) selected Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC) as a new grant earning Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Secured through a nationally competitive application process, this award includes an annual operating grant of approximately $650,000 and other benefits designed to increase access to high-quality primary care, behavioral health, and other services to thousands of low-income LGBTQ people and allies.

"With this award and federal designation, Howard Brown will expand its reach, assuring thousands more people--especially the most vulnerable in the Chicago area--will have greater access to comprehensive and culturally competent health care," said David Ernesto Munar, HBHC President and CEO.

This grant is part of a wider HHS initiative that made grant awards totaling $169 million for health care services reaching more than 1.2 million patients at 266 health center sites across the country.



CDPH Recommends That ALL MSM Be Vaccinated for Meningitis 

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The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued that ALL gay, bisexual, queer and men who have sex with men (MSM) should be vaccinated for meningitis. Since mid-May, there have been six confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) including one death and a potential seventh case that yet to be confirmed. All of these infections have been among MSM.

IMD is a rare communicable bacterial disease that can cause meningitis, a severe disease of the brain and spinal cord, and other potentially fatal conditions. IMD is spread through intimate activities such as kissing and sexual contact or sharing drinks or cigarettes, smoking devices or marijuana. Common symptoms are fever, headache and a stiff neck. Other accompanying symptoms include nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light and confusion.

Also, roughly 10-15 percent of meningococcal disease die even with appropriate antibiotic treatment. Of those who recover, up to 20 percent suffer from some serious after-effects, such as permanent hearing loss, limb loss, or brain damage. One effective way to prevent IMD is by getting vaccinated for meningitis. And with Pride coming up, it’s crucial for more at-risk individuals to protect their own health and the health of our community.

So, do your part, and get vaccinated! Howard Brown Health Center is one of many CDPH partner sites offering free meningitis vaccinations. (Read a complete list of vaccination partner sites and which Pride events offering vaccines).

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 This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).