Staff across UChicago Medicine are pulling together to meet the unprecedented demands caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maintaining the physical, financial and emotional well-being of our staff — both on and off-campus — as we work together to care for our patients and community is our top priority.

Employee Vaccination 

Vaccine distribution will be a large-scale national effort that will take many months to complete. Healthcare personnel, particularly those with direct patient care roles, will most likely be among the first to have the vaccine offered to them. Our medical center has been preparing so that when the vaccine(s) become available, we will be able to provide timely access to our healthcare workers.

A MyChart account will be used to provide you notifications and details about vaccination. Important information about how to set up MyChart accounts will be shared and we will provide additional enrollment support to help people activate MyChart accounts if they do not already have one. More information about our vaccination program rollout will be shared in future HICS messages, on the intranet and on our website. 

See all employee vaccination information

Additional Resources for UCM Employees

Coronavirus Resource Center on the UCM Intranet. Our central repository for all clinical material about COVID-19, including, SOPs, instructional videos and HICS updates.

HR Services. For questions about benefits and all other HR-related matters, call 773-702-2355 or email

Employee COVID-19 Testing. Call 773-702-6819 for a COVID-19 Teletriage line for employees who need to schedule testing appointments.

MyChart E-visits. Current UChicago Medicine patients with COVID-19 symptoms can access e-screenings with UCM clinicians on MyChart.

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Michelle Obama offers Chicago healthcare workers words of thanks and support during the COVID-19 pandemic

Michelle Obama offered a passionate message of support and gratitude for Chicago’s healthcare workers and expresses how profoundly grateful she is for the heroic work that all of you are doing right now in Chicago.