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

News
National Cholesterol Education Month
The month of September is dedicated to educating Americans on the danger of high cholesterol and to encourage cholesterol screenings to guard against heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. Did you know that UHS has wellness programs that are easy to use and always available. Best of all, they’re part of a member's benefits. For more information about wellness screenings, particularly cholesterol screenings, go to our Services page and click "Wellness".

Child's Obesity Tied to Mom's Pregnancy Weight: Study
A mother's excess weight gain or elevated blood sugar levels in pregnancy may put her child at increased risk for being overweight or obese, a new study finds. "When women have elevated blood sugar and gain excess weight during pregnancy, it seems to change the baby's metabolism to 'imprint' the baby for childhood obesity," said study lead author Dr. Teresa Hillier. She's a senior investigator with the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Ore. Click "read more" below.

UHS Opens Evanston Center
To better serve members on the north side and in the north suburbs, Union Health Service, Inc. will expand its specialty and primary care services by opening its sixth medical facility on September 6. Click "read more" below.

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