Building a Healthy

If you would like to donate masks, gloves, gowns, or other protective equipment, please call Cindy Cooper at 414-897-5161.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

We are here to care for you. Sixteenth Street is OPEN and available to care for current and new patients. Although we may have made some adjustments to services, we are here to make sure you and your family get the care you need, when you need it.

Call for an appointment before coming in

To make sure our clinics are safe for everyone in-person, we ask that you call before coming in for any service. This includes:

  • A visit with your regular provider or for urgent care
  • If you think you need a COVID-19 test
  • Lab work
  • Medical records
  • Issues with your bill

Stay Informed and Safe

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we are taking steps to reduce the risk in our community. Stay informed about:

  • Sixteenth Street changes to services
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources, like work excuses
  • General Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
  • What you can do to help keep yourself, your family, and your community safe

Founded in 1969, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers has proudly cared for the south side of Milwaukee and Waukesha for 50 years. We provide the highest quality medical, behavioral health, and substance use care to every person who walks through our doors. But what separates our care is the deep understanding of social determinants of health and the years of development of programming to address these factors, both inside and beyond our clinic walls.  It has been woven into the Sixteenth Street experience from day one.

We meet people where they live, work, learn, and play --- through proactive social services screening in our clinics, specialized diabetes and asthma programming, obesity intervention and prevention, an integrated Women, Infants and Children (WIC) site, environmental programming to create resident-directed impact of the built and natural environment where our patients live, and more. We are proud to be recognized as more than a health clinic, but rather as a living, breathing part of the neighborhoods we love and serve.

Through four full service bilingual clinics, a satellite geriatric clinic, and five in-school clinics, Sixteenth Street cares for nearly 43,000 primarily low-income, Latino or diverse individuals each year. At Sixteenth Street, we value and respect all people, protecting the right to wellness, and never turning anyone away.

Health Equity Summit:
Empower a Healthier Milwaukee



Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, we made the decision to reschedule Sixteenth Street’s 2020 Health Equity Summit: Empower a Healthier Milwaukee, originally planned for March 31st. As a health care provider and leader, it is our responsibility to set an example of proper prevention behavior, with our priority always being the health and well being of our community and partners.

Our plan is to reschedule the event for September. Keep an eye out for communications from us and we look forward to seeing you then.


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