CityLife Marks One-Year Anniversary

TEI CityLife Health Facility Oak LaneCityLife Neighborhood Clinics recently marked the one-year anniversary of its premiere healthcare facility housed at The Eye Institute’s (TEI) Oak Lane campus.

Located on the second floor of TEI, CityLife offers an array of primary care and urgent care services.

“CityLife, much like Salus University, has always thought of healthcare differently,” said Eli Diez, CityLife’s clinical operations leader. “This collaboration has been a natural fit and we have seen a lot of success.”

In just one year, CityLife’s Oak Lane location has logged more than 500 patients – ranging in age from newborn to nearly 100.

“We started with zero patients and have grown pretty quickly – our oldest patient is 96 and our youngest is just a few weeks old,” said Diez.“It’s really rewarding to see so many families coming in for care.”

A hallmark of CityLife is their focus on patient-centered care. With the goal of providing comprehensive care, each patient is matched with a care team that includes a doctor, a nurse, a health coach and a guide for medications.

“One of the things that sets us apart is the time we take for each of our patients – it’s about meeting them where they are,” said Dr. Valerie Weiss, CityLife Oak Lane’s primary care physician. 

CityLife Primary Care Clinic Oak LaneCityLife’s staff also assists with the coordination of care.

“If someone needs to see a specialist, we will help get that set up,” said Dr. Weiss. “We want patients to understand that we are advocating for them.”

With year one complete, CityLife Oak Lane aims to continue if not increase meeting the needs of their patients and the surrounding community.

 “Looking ahead, we want to continue making a difference,” said Diez. “It’s about being all-encompassing - providing quality healthcare that’s easily accessible and with a doctor who really does care.”

Along with providing primary care, CityLife also accepts walk-in and urgent care patients. For more information or to become a patient of CityLife Oak Lane, please call 267.819.1800 or visit