Pharmacy Services

Union Health Service operates a modern clinical pharmacy at its Polk Street Center to fill outpatient prescriptions exclusively for UHS members. In response to the special needs of UHS members, our pharmacy has staff fluent in English, Polish, and Spanish, as well as translators in the clinic for other languages.

UHS pharmacy utilizes an array of automated prescription services, including:

  • Online prescription refill service.
  • Automated telephone refill service
  • Refill reminder: Our system will call you to remind you that your refill is coming due
  • Will-call reminder: Our system will call you to remind you that your prescription is ready to be picked up at our Polk Street Center.

The pharmacy operates on a not-for-profit basis and its low prices help make your prescriptions more affordable. Most important, our pharmacy staff works closely with all UHS physicians to discuss options and provide information important to your health care.

Union Pharmacy Service for Members of Federal, Local 25, and SEIU Groups

UHS has a prescription drug insurance plan named "Union Pharmacy Service". Members have been issued pharmacy cards which identify Optum as the administrator of Union Pharmacy Service. You may have your prescription filled at the UHS pharmacy or any other pharmacy in our network. Click on the list of network pharmacies below for your reference. You are able to get refills at any network pharmacy even if the original prescription was filled at a different network location.

Pharmacy contact information:

Polk Street Center:

Phone: 312-423-4260
Fax: 312-423-4392

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursdays 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Closed Sundays and Major Holidays

1634 West Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60612

For additional information, please call the UHS Member Services Department at 312-423-4200 ext. 3285 or Optum Member Services Hotline at 1-866-207-5623.

  • General Pharmacy Information
  • Federal Pharmacy Program
  • Local 25 and SEIU Healthcare Pharmacy Information
  • Chicago Metropolitan Security Plan
  • Radiology Services

    UHS offers regular x-ray, digital mammography, CT scans, bone densitometry and echocardiogram services at the Polk Street location. Ultrasounds are done five days per week at Polk Street and at all other locations on a more limited basis. Regular x-rays can also be done at the Northwest Center.

    All radiology studies require a physician’s order and, with the exception of plain x-ray at Polk Street, all exams are done by appointment only. Ultrasounds and CT exams may require some preparation or laboratory studies before they can be performed. You will be advised about this when your appointment is scheduled.

    The Polk Street X-ray department is open from 9 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday and Saturday mornings from 9 AM to 12:30 PM.

    Service hours for routine x-rays:

    Polk Street Center:

    Phone: 312-423-4200 ext. 3255
    Fax: 312-423-4324

    Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Closed Sundays and Major Holidays

    1634 West Polk Street
    Chicago, IL 60612

    Laboratory Services

    UHS offers blood drawing services and certain tests at all of our locations. We contract with LabCorp of America to process specimens and operate the drawing areas at Polk Street Center, Oak Park Center, Northwest Center and 87th Street Center. To facilitate check-in and order verification, please bring your member ID card, your appointment slip and, if your tests were ordered by a doctor outside of UHS, the prescription slip and the doctor's fax number to which we can send the results. When your blood work is ordered you will be informed of any preparation that is required, as many tests require fasting after midnight for the most accurate results.

    Service hours for routine testing:

    Polk Street Center:

    Phone: 312-423-4200 ext. 3205
    Fax: 312-423-4385

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    Tuesdays, Thursdays 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Mjor Holidays

    1634 West Polk Street
    Chicago, IL 60612

    Northwest Center:

    Phone: 312-423-4200 ext. 5800
    Fax: 312-423-4392

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Thursday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Closed Sundays and Major Holidays

    4701 N. Cumberland Ave
    Norridge, IL 60706

    Oak Park Center:

    Phone: 312-423-4200 ext. 5500
    Fax: 312-423-4392

    Monday, Wednesday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Major Holidays

    610 S. Maple
    Oak Park, IL 60304

    87th Street Center:

    Phone: 312-423-4200 ext. 6500

    Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Major Holidays

    2800 W. 87th Street
    Chicago, IL 60652

    Click here for a full list of lab draw sites.

    Wellness Services

    We know you want to be healthier. We want you to be healthier, too.

    Whether you're trying to get healthy, stay healthy or live with a chronic illness, Union Health Service gives you the tools to improve your overall health and well-being.

    Our wellness programs are easy to use and always available. Best of all, they’re part of your benefits.

    Getting Healthy–The more you know, the more you are in control.

    Dealing with health concerns can be confusing and time-consuming. When problems arise, Union Health Service is here to help you successfully manage your care, every step of the way.

    Wellness Programs and Preventive Care Services at UHS include:

    The information contained at this website is not intended to replace the care of a family doctor, specialist, or other professional health care provider. It is intended only to complement that care and is for general informational purposes only. Any health information found on the Internet should always be discussed with your health care provider.

    Referral Services

    Union Health Service (UHS) provides healthcare services to members who are in a managed care plan. As a managed care plan, all services provided outside of UHS’s facilities require a referral. Your primary care physician may refer you to a specialist or for testing outside of UHS. You must have a referral for these services. When you receive a referral from your primary care physician, you must return to the primary care physician after the visit with the specialist or once you have completed the tests. Sometimes your primary care physician may authorize a certain number of visits to the specialist; however, do not return to the specialist unless you have been authorized to do so by your primary care physician.

    The safest rule of thumb is to always have a referral for any services provided outside of UHS.

    Service hours for the Medical Management Department:

    Polk Street Center:

    Phone: 312-423-4200 Ext.3231
    Fax: 312-423-4328

    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Closed Saturday, Sundays, and Major Holidays

    1634 West Polk Street
    Chicago, IL 60612

    Insurance and Claim Services

    The Insurance and Claims Services’ primary function is to assure benefits are properly paid according to the terms of the member’s insurance coverage. This often means paying medical providers for services rendered to our members. Sometimes it means assisting members with information to have their claim appropriately paid by another insurer (other coverage for health, accident, or workers' compensation).

    Insurance and Claims Services Contact Information:

    Claims Inquiries:

    Phone: 312 423-4200 Ext. 4262
    312 423-4200 Ext. 3262
    Fax: 312 423-4321

    Disability Inquiries:

    Phone: 312 423-4300 Ext. 3365

    Coordination of Benefit Inquiries:

    Phone: 312 423-4200 Ext. 3343
    Phone: 312 423-4200 Ext. 3304

    Worker's Compensation and Third Party Claims:

    Phone: 312 423-4200

    Ext. 3366 if Patient Last Name begins with letters A, B, C
    Ext. 3345 if Patient Last Name begins with letters F, J-Q
    Ext. 3348 if Patient Last Name begins with letters D, E, G, H, I
    Ext. 3344 if Patient Last Name begins with letters R-Z

    Polk Street Center

    1634 W. Polk Street
    2nd Floor Room 212
    Chicago, IL 60612

    Monday- Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Tuesdays, Thursdays 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Major Holidays

    Member Services

    The Member Services Department is the first point of contact for Union Health Service patients either on the phone or upon their arrival at the UHS facility. Member advocates greet and welcome patients to the facility, providing a pleasant and professional environment for patients as they arrive. Member advocates verify insurance coverage and eligibility issues for patients, process all out-patient testing referrals, answer phone calls and on-site patient questions for all inquiries and requests. In addition, the department’s member advocates also handle patient picture-taking, complaints, and issues and refer them appropriately to a UHS department for proper resolution.

    Service hours for Member Services:

    Phone: 312 423-4200 Ext. 3285

    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Major Holidays

    1634 West Polk Street
    Chicago, IL 60612




    Nutrition Care

    Our Registered Dietitians provide Nutrition Therapy in both group and individual settings. Our dietitians have specialties in Diabetes (Certified Diabetes Educators) and Pediatrics. We have bilingual English-Spanish and professional translation service for other languages.

    The dietitians use a patient-centered approach with emphasize on changing lifestyle rather than short term dieting. This approach allows a person to have guidance over time, maximizing the likelihood of reaching their goals.

    Areas of Practice Include, But Not Limited To:

    • Pre-Diabetes
    • Diabetes
    • Gestational Diabetes
    • Weight Management
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Early kidney Disease

    Classes Offered:

    • Adult Diabetes Management - English and Spanish
    • Adult Weight Management - English only

    Availability and Scheduling an Appointment:

    • It’s necessary to have a doctor’s referral before making an appointment with a dietitian.
    • Appointment hours and days vary, but include weekdays and Saturdays
    • Limited Evening hours
    • For specific information; please contact the Nutrition Care manager at 312-423-4366 or email:

    Locations where Dietitians See Patients:

    (Subject to change, Call first!)
    • Polk St. Clinic.
    • Oak Park Clinic
    • 87th St. Clinic
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