Integrated Health Care (IHC) is an academic nurse-managed center of the College of Nursing through which UIC faculty nurse practitioners provide integrated primary physical and mental healthcare services for people. Since 1998, the College of Nursing has partnered with Thresholds, the leading interdisciplinary freestanding psychiatric rehabilitation agency serving metropolitan Chicago, to provide integratedhealth care to their clients with SMI by locating small clinics located in existing psychiatric rehabilitation service centers. In 2007, IHC became part of Mile Square Health Center, the University of Illinois Chicago Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). As an FQHC, IHC provides primary health care services to community residents.
The vision for Integrated Health Care at Thresholds is to revolutionize health care for people with serious mental illness to dramatically improve their health.
The mission of Integrated Health Care at Thresholds is to provide high quality advanced practice nursing care to address together the primary and mental health needs of the members at Thresholds. This health care model promotes education, research, and dedication to professional and community collaboration.
The professionals at the Center for Integrated Health Care believe that services should be
Vision, Mission and Values
- Client-centered and tailored to the special needs of the members in our care
- Cost-effective, sustainable, and delivered in a confidential, efficient manner
- Held to the highest standards of care and code of ethics
- Based upon interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships in a framework of seamless health care
- Inclusive of the education and coaching of future health care professionals
Approved 01/29/04 by the Center for Integrated Health Care Leadership team