Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, founded by the Cook County Bureau of Health Services, and Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, serves as a national model of outpatient care for persons who are HIV positive, have AIDS, or have contracted other infectious diseases. Opened in the fall of 1998, the four-story CORE Center was designed with input from patients and members of the community.
The CORE Center is a one-stop approach to treatment. Services, including primary care, laboratory testing, infusion therapy, pediatrics, dental care, specialty consultations and screenings, complementary medicine and mental healthcare.
Emotional and community adjustment needs are met through psychological and social service support teams. The first of its kind in the United States, the CORE Center offers compassionate, holistic programming in an uplifting setting. It also is the home to innovative research to prevent, treat and control infectious diseases.