New Services at Hillside

Hillside Dental Services
Dental services are now available at the Hillside Family Health Center! Services include new patient oral health exams and treatment for urgent dental issues. Please note that routine cleanings, dentures and some other restorative procedures are not available at Hillside, but can still be accessed at our Lisbon Avenue Health Center dental clinic. Call (414) 935-8000 to schedule a dental appointment.

Dental walk-ins will also be accepted at Hillside on a limited first come, first served basis during the following hours:

  • Wednesday: 8am-12pm
  • Thursday: 1pm-4pm
  • Friday: 1pm-5pm

Welcome, Dr. Stokes!
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Annette Stokes, MD to our Hillside Family Health Center location. Dr. Stokes received her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska and completed her medical residency at Columbia-St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee. She has been practicing medicine in Wisconsin for over 25 years and is board certified to provide primary care services to patients of all ages. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Stokes, please call (414) 935-8000.


Welcome Annette Stokes, MD

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Annette Stokes, MD to our Hillside Family Health Center location! Dr. Stokes received her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska and completed her medical residency at Columbia-St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee. She has been practicing medicine in Wisconsin for over 25 years and is board certified to provide primary care services to patients of all ages. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Stokes, please call (414) 935-8000.


Holiday Hours

December 24 (Christmas Eve)

  • Hillside Family Health Center: Closed
  • Lisbon Avenue Health Center: Open 8am-12pm
  • 12th Street Urgent Care: Open 9am-12pm

December 27 (Christmas Day-Observed)

  • All locations closed

December 31 (New Year’s Eve)

  • Hillside Family Health Center: Closed
  • Lisbon Avenue Health Center: Open 8am-12pm
  • 12th Street Urgent Care: Open 9am-12pm

January 3 (New Year’s Day-Observed)

  • All locations closed

January 17 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

  • All locations closed

Impact Award Winner

 

Progressive Community Health Centers was recently awarded the 2021 Impact Award from the Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative!

Comments from the recognition speech at the Wisconsin Cancer Summit in October 2021:

Progressive Community Health Centers has been a dedicated partner to the Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative for over a decade. Through their provision of high quality, patient-centered primary care, Progressive CHC has prioritized adopting quality improvement strategies to support their cancer screening services including breast, cervical, colorectal, and a new initiative focused on lung cancer screening and tobacco cessation. Additionally, Progressive CHC has been a champion of advocating for community health centers within local, state, and federal institutions and promoting civic health, including voter registration among its patients and community members. To this end, we are thrilled to honor Progressive Community Health Centers with the Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative 2021 Impact Award.

 


Medical Director Talks COVID-19

Our medical director, Tamyra Trice PA-C, was recently featured on a podcast with Near West Side Partners, Inc. about her personal connections to the city of Milwaukee and the importance of COVID-19 vaccination in communities of color.

Tamyra also authored an editorial about the subject that was published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


Health Screening & Resource Fair-Wednesday, Aug 11th

Progressive Community Health Centers and Froedtert Hospital are co-hosting a special day of fun and wellness for the entire family! The free event will feature entertainment from the Milwaukee Bucks, haircuts by Gee’s Clippers, family friendly activities and community resources. Breast and prostate cancer screenings will also be offered at no cost to women and men ages 40+. Anyone age 18+ can also get their COVID-19 vaccination and receive a $25 DoorDash gift card!

When: Wednesday, August 11th (rain or shine)
Where: Lisbon Avenue Health Center (3522 W. Lisbon Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53208)
Cost: Free for all ages

Free Cancer Screenings

  • Women age 40 and older can get screened for breast cancer (mammogram). Call (414) 777-1900, press option 1 to schedule a mammogram.
  • Men age 40 and older can get screened for prostate cancer (blood test). Call (414) 805-3666, press option 2 to schedule a prostate screening.
  • Those who complete a mammogram or prostate screening will receive a $10 Walmart gift card and one entry into a raffle for exclusive Milwaukee Bucks memorabilia.
  • No insurance, no problem! Tell us when you call.

Outdoor Resource Fair (11am-1pm)

  • Milwaukee Bucks entertainment crew with Bango and the Hoop Troop
  • Free haircuts by Gee’s Clippers
  • MKE Good Food Bus
  • DJ, snacks and give-a-ways
  • Health resources and community vendors

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Resource Line: (414) 935-8000

Vaccinations
We do not currently offer COVID-19 vaccinations at any of our clinic locations. Please visit HealthyMKE or call (414) 286-6800 to find a vaccination site near you.

Testing
We do continue to offer COVID-19 PCR testing by appointment. Call (414) 935-8000 to schedule your drive-up COVID-19 test. Results are typically returned within 24-48 hours. Rapid testing is not available. 


COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

How many shots do I need?
Both Moderna and Pfizer require two doses to be fully vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving your second shot.

Do I need a COVID-19 booster shot?
Booster shots are recommended for anyone who has completed their first two-dose vaccination series of Pfizer or Moderna. Five months must have passed since receiving your second dose before you are eligible for a third-dose booster. Fourth dose boosters are also available to those who qualify.

Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
No, you cannot. The available vaccines do NOT contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines use either messenger RNA (mRNA) or a safe version of a different virus (a vector) to deliver important instructions on how to fight the virus. Cells within our bodies use these instructions to create a specific protein needed to build immunity.

Are there side effects from the vaccine?
About 20% of people do experience mild side effects, such as tiredness, sore arm, fever and nausea, for one to two days. This is completely normal and means that both your immune system and the vaccine are doing their job. All results from vaccine trials show a quick recovery from symptoms and no serious side effects. If your symptoms worsen, contact your medical provider.

I’ve already had COVID-19, do I need to get the vaccine?
It is recommended that all individuals be vaccinated, even if you have already been diagnosed with COVID-19. There is no way to know whether or not you have enough immunity from your past exposure, and it is best to protect yourself with the vaccine.

Can I get the vaccine if I’m pregnant?
People who are pregnant have been found to be at higher risk for complications and severe illness caused by COVID-19. If you are pregnant, you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems.

Who should NOT get vaccinated?

  • People with a severe allergy to a vaccine ingredient or to any vaccine.
  • People younger than 5 years old.
  • People who currently have COVID-19 symptoms or are isolated because of an exposure. You can get vaccinated after you have recovered or are out of isolation.

Can people who are fully vaccinated still get COVID-19?
Vaccination does not prevent 100% of infections from COVID-19. Breakthrough infections happen in a small amount of people who are fully vaccinated. However, vaccination does strongly lessen chances of hospitalization and death. Additionally, fully vaccinated people who do become infected with COVID-19 can still spread the virus to others even if they do not have symptoms.

Do I still need to wear a mask and social distance if I have been vaccinated?
Due to the spread of highly contagious variants, CDC guidelines recommend that fully vaccinated people wear a mask in public indoor settings if they are in an area of substantial or high transmission. Private businesses are allowed to implement their own mask requirements. Masks must be worn at all Progressive Community Health Centers facilities.

 

 


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Virtual Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee

Progressive Community Health Centers’ premier annual fundraiser is going virtual! Enjoy uplifting music and inspiring stories from the comfort of home on Thursday, February 18th at 7pm.

Featuring appearances by:
-Grammy nominated The Walls Group
-Local gospel favorites Voices of Faith
-Earl Stokes of Jammin’ 98.3FM

Tickets are $10 each and benefit Progressive Community Health Center’s mission to provide quality medical and dental services to low income populations, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Don’t miss out, space is limited. Purchase your virtual ticket here.

Special thanks to presenting sponsor Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin.

Can’t attend the event? Consider making a donation to Progressive Community Health Centers in support of their mission to improve the health and quality of life of the community.


New Pediatrics Provider


COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Millions of Wisconsinites are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Progressive Community Health Centers is currently vaccinating eligible populations age 18 and older in groups 1a, 1b and 1c in accordance with state guidelines.

Appointments are required. Call (414) 935-8000 to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

Open to anyone 18 and older in these categories categories:

  • Healthcare workers
  • Education & child care staff
  • Food service & restaurant staff
  • Public utility & transportation staff
  • Residents of elderly/disabled housing
  • Members of long-term care Medicaid programs
  • Individuals with certain medical conditions, including:
    • Asthma
    • Diabetes
    • COPD
    • High blood pressure
    • Overweight (BMI 25+)
    • Cancer
    • Pregnancy

All three vaccines currently available in the United States have been proven highly effective and safe. People are encouraged to get vaccinated with whatever option becomes available to them first. We are currently offering the Moderna vaccine. Those seeking Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccines should consider alternative options by calling 211 or the City of Milwaukee Health Department at (414) 286-6800.

There is no cost to individuals to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but we will collect insurance information during the registration process so administration fees can be traced properly. If you are uninsured, there is still no cost for vaccination.

We will notify patients and the community as future eligibility expands and vaccine supplies allow. We appreciate your patience as we continue to navigate the complex vaccine distribution process.


Winter Holiday Hours

December 24 (Christmas Eve)

  • Hillside Family Health Center: Closed
  • Lisbon Avenue Health Center: Open 8am-12pm
  • 12th Street Urgent Care: Open 9am-12pm

December 27 (Christmas Day-Observed)

  • All locations closed

December 31 (New Year’s Eve)

  • Hillside Family Health Center: Closed
  • Lisbon Avenue Health Center: Open 8am-12pm
  • 12th Street Urgent Care: Open 9am-12pm

January 3 (New Year’s Day-Observed)

  • All locations closed

January 17 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

  • All locations closed