The Carle Foundation and Christie Clinic entered into a joint operating and ownership agreement effective February 1, 2013 for the Carle Champaign SurgiCenter. This agreement enabled both organizations to work together to develop increased offerings for outpatient surgical services. Patients must be eligible to have surgery in the ambulatory surgery center setting. Procedures currently offered and commonly performed at the SurgiCenter include typical outpatient procedures from the following specialties: general surgery, gynecology, podiatry, urology, orthopedics, pain management, gastroenterology, and ear, nose and throat, and more. Champaign SurgiCenter accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Alliance Medical Plans, Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare HMOs, United, Coventry, Cigna and other insurance plans.