Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center


The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center is one of the largest outpatient clinics for the treatment of HIV in the country, and the largest in the Midwest, serving more than 25% of persons with HIV/AIDS in Chicago. Founded in 1998, it currently provides state-of-the-art, coordinated care to HIV patients.

As part of its grant management services, the Hektoen Institute administers CORE Center’s service and research grants funded by HRSA/Ryan White Treatment Modernization Act (Parts A, B, C and D), NIH, CDPH, IDPH, CDC, SAMHSA and local foundations such as the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Over a third of Hektoen’s over 300 staff members support research and service programs at CORE Center.

As a site of the CCHHS Coordinated HIV Program, the CORE Center provides comprehensive services to patients with limited or no access to care. These vital services include outpatient primary care, mental health, psychosocial, dental, substance abuse, medication adherence, outreach/prevention and case management services as well as access to participation in research protocols.