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2020 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312) 572-4500

The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center is a clinic for the prevention, care, and research of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases located in Chicago, Illinois. The Center uses a “one-stop-shopping” model to offer patients all the services they need under one roof. Services include primary and specialty medical care, dental care, social and support services, prevention and education programs, and opportunities to participate in research. The Center also has an onsite screening clinic that offers confidential testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), confidential counseling and testing for HIV, and tuberculosis (TB) screening.

The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center was established as a partnership between Cook County Health and Rush University Medical Center. Since it opened its doors in 1998, the Center has remained one of the largest HIV/AIDS clinics in the United States.

Mission Statement

The mission of the CORE Center is to provide the highest quality care for persons and families affected by infectious diseases, with respect, dignity and compassion, without regard to the ability to pay; to ensure a patient-centered and consumer-guided environment; and to seek to better understand and to prevent these diseases through education and research.

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If you would like to honor Mrs. Rothstein’s commitment to provide quality health care services for persons living with HIV/AIDS in Chicago, you can make an online donation, or donate by mail or telephone to The CORE Foundation, 2020 W. Harrison St., Suite 2-200, Chicago, IL 60612, (312) 572-4764.


When you walk into the CORE Center, you’ll find an inviting and welcoming environment. That’s because clients and providers actively participated in its design. Physical comfort, clear bilingual signage, and respect for your privacy are priorities.

You’ll also find a bright, airy openness, accented with colorful art throughout the facility.  There are minimal walking distances between areas, private counseling rooms, enlarged examination rooms so families can meet with physicians, and a playroom for children.

The CORE Center’s diverse staff is professional, caring and respectful.  We are experienced and committed to providing quality services.