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Union Health Service Inc.
1634 West Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60612
312-423-4200 Ext. 3231
Union Health Service Inc.
1634 West Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60612
312-423-4200 ext. 3262
Union Health Service Inc.
1634 West Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60612

We are described as many things, such as — a Voluntary Health Services Plans Corporation; a multi-specialty medical group; a not-for-profit health plan; or a staff-model managed care plan. Maybe it is simply best to call us "Union Health Service" or “UHS” — a tradition of providing high quality and cost-effective benefits to groups covering Chicago-area union members.

Good Ideas Catch On

Good ideas often pass the test of time. Many aspects of the way in which Union Health Service provides healthcare were innovative when we were organized in the 1950s. The innovation even required the passage of a new Illinois law (the Voluntary Health Services Plans Act) so that we could directly provide insured health care services through our own staff of physicians. Key provisions of the Act address: free choice of any staff physician; the private physician-patient relationship; confidentiality; no restrictions on the physician’s methods of diagnosis or treatment; and the inclusion of physicians in the company’s top management.

We took advantage of the new law to encourage members to select a primary care physician (PCP)


who, in turn, is involved in all aspects of the member’s care — coordination with specialty physicians; health education, and providing preventive services as well as follow-up care. Other “ahead-of-their-time" programs installed at UHS included: podiatry; colon cancer screening; electronic medical records; nutrition counseling.

And eventually good ideas catch on. The news is full of stories these days about encouraging health care trends, such as, the prominence of primary care physician, preventive care, health education, and electronic medical records. We agree; and have done so for a very long time.

Connect Your Health: Your Child’s Asthma Care – Build a Team
They say it takes a village to raise a child. In the case of childhood asthma, it takes a “village” of professionals to help your family get the care your child needs. This team of health care experts is on hand to help your child manage their symptoms and continue to live a normal, active life. Good communication with your health care team becomes very important because treating asthma can be a complex, ongoing challenge. Click "read more" below.

General Information about Male Breast Cancer.
Did you know? Breast cancer can occur in men. Over 2,000 men are diagnosed each year. Male breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. Find out more by clicking "read more" below.

Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors
Study found they enjoyed longer spans without disability even as they lived longer
By Alan Mozes
HealthDay Reporter
Seniors who eat healthy, exercise regularly, keep a trim waistline and stay away from smoking can look forward to more disability-free years, a new study finds. "There is great concern in society that a longer life will be a great burden to society," said study co-author Dr. Anne Newman, director of the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Aging and Population Health. Click "read more" below:

October 23-31 is National Red Ribbon Week.
National Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation., reaching millions of young people annually. Displaying a red ribbon is a symbol of intolerance of drug use. This event occurs October 23-31. For more information, click "read more" below:

Interested applicants - please apply at our Job Board.
Union Health Service, Inc. is looking for two nursing clerks. To see the job descriptions and apply for the vacancy, please check out our job board below and click "Apply for Position" and upload your resume. 

Select Step Therapy for Federal Employees
Most medical conditions have multiple medication options. Although their clinical effectiveness may be similar, prices can vary widely. With the Step Therapy program, you get the treatment you need, usually at a lower cost. Click "read more" below.

Select Quantity Limits on Medications for Federal Employees
Your pharmacy benefit plan’s quantity limits program protects you and can help you get the best results from your medication therapy. Along with supporting safe and appropriate dosing, quantity limits can also keep prescription drug costs lower for you and your benefit plan sponsor. Click "read more" below.

Select Prior Authorization for Federal Employees
Some medications must be authorized for coverage because they’re only approved or effective in treating specific illnesses, they cost more or they may be prescribed for conditions for which safety and effectiveness have not been well‑established. Click "read more" below.

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Two Nursing Clerks needed at Polk St. and NWC Under the direct supervision of the Nursing Cle...Full Time10/05/2016
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