University Outreach Services at Rochelle
University Outreach Services at Rochelle to Close
University Outreach Services at Rochelle will cease operations effective at the close of business on February 2, 2018. This University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford clinical operation provided family medicine and obstetrical care in space rented from the Ogle County Health Department at 903 C South 7th Street in Rochelle, Illinois, for several years.
With the health department moving to a new location, community access to health care and the expenses related to moving the operation were considered. There is good access to primary care and obstetrical care in Rochelle through several health systems. The cost of the UICOMR operation greatly exceeds the current revenues. This resulted in the decision to have the staff, consisting of a physician, two nurse practitioners, a licensed practical nurse and two medical assistants, operate out of the L.P. Johnson Family Health Center in Rockford, where most of the staff already are based.