By DEBRA PRESSEY
Champaign-Urbana is rich in medical resources.
The community is home to two hospitals, two clinic systems, a federally-qualified health center and three free clinics.
Here are some things to know about them:
Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Physician Group
The doctor group, formerly a multi-specialty clinic system under separate ownership, was acquired by Carle Foundation Hospital earlier this year and both continue to be based from one sprawling campus in central Urbana, with clinic satellites operating throughout the surrounding area.
Carle Foundation Hospital, 611 W. Park St., U, is a 325-bed not-for-profit regional hospital that has undergone considerable expansion and updates in recent years.
Some of its features include the area’s only Level 1 trauma center and top-level perinatal center and a designation as a primary stroke care center. It has also been awarded the status of a Magnet hospital, a top honor for nursing care.
Carle Physician Group offers 330 doctors offering primary care and more than 50 specialties, with locations in nine communities.
In addition to physicians, 164 advanced practice providers (such as advanced practice nurses and physician assistants) treat patients within the Carle system.
The integrated Carle hospital and physician system also owns and operates a managed care company with more than 240,000 members, Health Alliance Medical Plans, and nine other health care related businesses. Carle also operates the Mills Breast Cancer Institute, Carle Cancer Center, Carel Spine Institute, Carle heart and Vascular Institute and Carle Digestive Health Center.
Provena Covenant Medical Center
Located at 1400 W. Park St., U, this 210-bed regional hospital is part of a six-hospital Catholic health care system, Provena Health, based in Mokena.
It also operates the 13-doctor Provena Medical Group, the Provena Center for Healthy Aging.
Covenant was the first hospital in the state to hold a dual accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers as both a certified chest pain center and certified heart failure center.
The hospital held a ground-breaking this spring for a $5 million-plus remodeling of its Blessed Beginnings Birthing Center, set to be completed in the fall of next year.
This is a physician-owned, multi-specialty group medical practice based at 101 W. University Ave. in downtown Champaign.
It has 16 locations in the region in and near Champaign-Urbana, including two stand-alone convenient care centers at County Market grocery stores. A separate cancer center is located next to the main facility downtown.
The clinic has 102 doctors offering primary care and 35 specialties, plus 64 advanced practice providers.
Frances Nelson Health Center, 819 W. Bloomington Road, C.
This federally-qualified health center is a satellite of the Community Health Improvement Center, Decatur. It serves low-income and uninsured patients.
McKinley Health Center, 1109 S. Lincoln Ave., U.
The source of health and medical services to University of Illinois students.
Three free clinics, all at the Dental Circle Building at 507 S. Second St., C, have limited hours. Check their websites for service times.