• Care for the Entire Family
  • Community Focused
  • Team Approach to Care
  • Array of Services
  • Care for the Entire Family

    We provide excellent care for all ages

  • Community Focused

    Committed to Making a Difference

  • Team Approach to Care

    With a Compassionate Staff

  • Array of Services

    To Promote & Maintain Health

 

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Welcome to Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers

Sixteenth Street has provided high quality health care, health education and social services to low-income residents of Milwaukee’s culturally diverse south side since 1969.   Comprehensive health services include adult and pediatric medicine, behavioral health services, women’s health, HIV prevention and treatment and physical and occupational therapy.  Meet our bi-lingual medical and behavioral health providers.

The Waukesha Community Health Center (wholly owned and operated by Sixteenth Street) opened to patients last August.  New patients are welcome! Visit our Waukesha page for more details. 

What sets Sixteenth Street apart is its innovative programming and dedication to the complete health of the individual as well as the overall health of the broader community. Learn about our Environmental Health department.

Medical Care for All Ages

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How our programs make a difference

  • Midwifery 500

    Last year Sixteenth Street’s Certified Nurse Midwives and Family Practitioners delivered over 800 babies. More than 95% of these babies were at or above normal birth weight. Our midwife practice was cited as having the Lowest C-Section Rate among large practices by the American College of Nurse Midwives Benchmarking Project.

    Midwifery, How we make a difference

  • Lead doc 500

    Outreach workers make visits to older homes in our community to help families remove or abate hazards from heavily leaded paint that can poison their children. Since 1994 when the program was started, the lead poisoning prevalence rate for children served by the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has dropped from over 40% to just over 2%.

    Lead Poisoning Prevention,

  • BikeDay 500

    Pediatrician David Waters rides his bike to work, as do at least eight other members of our staff. Since May 1, 2013 they’ve logged more than 1000 miles. In June, the agency held its first Bike Day, with more than 400 neighborhood residents turning out to get their bikes tuned up, get fitted for a helmet and grab some exercise in the park.

    Bike Day,

  • HealthyChoice1

    Healthy Choices, or Elecciones Saludables, is a 12 week program for families to help them fight obesity with a Learning component (nutrition, physical activity and stress management); a Relating component (participants connect and communicate their fears, needs and challenges related to health); and a Doing component (participants commit to making eating and lifestyle decisions. Nearly 68% of adults and 29% of children lost weight through their participation in the program.

    Healthy Choices,