University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford

1601 Parkview Ave. (815) 395-0600

Founded in 1971 to address the healthcare needs of the people of Illinois, the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford has trained more than 1,700 physicians. Nearly 50 percent of our graduates practice in Illinois, and 250 remain in the Rockford region.

In addition to its educational mission, the College of Medicine at Rockford plays an active role in providing service to a broad spectrum of patients at a number of clinical sites, including the L.P. Johnson Family Health Center (FHC), school clinics and healthcare initiatives focused on the underserved and underinsured members of the community. FHC, our residency program, boasts more than 20,000 patient visits a year.

The College of Medicine at Rockford serves as home to the National Center for Rural Health Professions and the Rural Medical Education (RMED) Program, which trains medical students to meet the specific needs of rural communities. In addition, important research in the fields of cancer, immunology and health policy is being done. A remarkably generous gift of $3 million from the Blazer Foundation has set the stage for the creation of a research program in Regenerative Medicine.

We offer opportunities for area high school and college students to interact closely with professionals in an academic or industrial research environment, through summer internships and community partnerships.

Community service is an important component of learning at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. Students are encouraged to volunteer in the community and develop new projects such as the Active Community Engagement (ACE) program. Funded by generous donors, ACE promotes healthy lifestyles by bringing together Rockford Housing Authority families with University of Illinois Rockford Medical and Pharmacy students.

Over the years, our campus has grown into a Health Sciences Campus, which includes the:

• College of Nursing
• College of Pharmacy
• Master’s in Medical Biotechnology
• Public Health Certificate

Students from various health professions and scientists in a number of disciplines learn and work together in an exciting multi-professional environment.


F.W. Shappert University
Primary Care Clinic
2170 Pearl St.
Belvidere, IL 61008
(815) 547-5461

University Primary Care Clinic at Rockton
1511 Blackhawk Blvd.
Rockton, IL 61072
(815) 624-2644 / (815) 389-3936

L.P. Johnson Family Health Center
1221 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61104
(815) 972-1000

University Psychiatric Services
1601 Parkview Ave.
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 395-5870

Women’s and Children’s Health Center
2780 McFarland Road
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 637-0000