Update

July 2022  UPDATES

Moderna Vaccine for Children

Beginning Tuesday, July 5, the Stickney Public Health District will begin taking appointments for children 6 months to 5 years old for the two-dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The Moderna vaccine is recommended for children ages 6 months to 5 years at a dose of 25 micrograms. These doses were carefully selected to ensure the vaccine was well tolerated in young children.

The second dose is administered four to eight weeks after the first. Appointments for both doses can be made by calling the Stickney Public Health District’s Vaccine Hotline at 708-634-4500.

More information from the Centers for Disease Control can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/3kvjrmp3.

For Suicide Prevention Lifeline Dial 988

Beginning July 16, 2022, the State of Illinois is activating 988, the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, where compassionate, accessible care and support are available for anyone experiencing mental health–related distress. 988 is the new three-digit number for calls, available in multiple languages. People can dial 988 if they are having thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crises, or any other kind of emotional distress. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. The existing Lifeline number, 1-800-273-8255, will still work. Select the buttons below for more details. 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

988 Prevencion del suicidio y crisis

Covid Case Updates

Please note that the Health District no longer provides updates on the number of positive cases in the Township. Detailed information is available on the IDPH website: https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/data.html

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As of 1/18/2021, the dental department resumed seeing residents 55+ years of age and residents in grades K through 8 for all the procedures that we performed before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. There will be routine temperatures taken at the door, the rooms will be sanitized completely before patients are seen, and we will be in full protective gear.

  • We do not take "walk-up" appointments- All patients are seen by appointment and all appointments are made over the phone.
  • There will be no indoor waiting for appointments, so please arrive at your appointment time. Early arrivals will be asked to wait outside.
  • Please call to reschedule your appointment if you don't feel well- we will reschedule your appointment if we suspect that you are sick.
  • Transportation Services Continue for Seniors & Disabled

    Be advised that Stickney Township transportation programs continue to operate for medical appointments and trips to the grocery store. More information is available here.

    Stickney Public Health District Services the Community

    Since 1946, the Stickney Public Health District has provided community-based public health services to the residents of Stickney Township. Our service area includes the City of Burbank, the Villages of Stickney and Forest View, unincorporated areas of Central Stickney and Nottingham Park, and parts of the Village of Bridgeview (east of Harlem Avenue). We are focused on making Stickney Township a healthy place to live and work.

    Aligned with our mission, the Stickney Public Health District has goals to promote physical activity and healthy eating; reduce obesity; and decrease the level of untreated high blood pressure in our community. We work together with many partners --- community-based organizations, schools, senior homes to name a few – to develop and implement programs and initiatives that make healthy living easier for our residents.

    Stickney Public Health District Clinics Are Open for General Health Issues

    Because of the limitations in services due to COVID-19, many residents may have postponed their regular check ups, labs and medication reviews. It is especially important for persons with hypertension and diabetes who are at an increased risk of COVID-19 complications to make an appointment as soon as possible to prepare for the fall.

    It is more essential than ever to stay on your medicines and keep your blood testing up to date. We will do our best to accommodate everyone in a safe and timely manner utilizing telehealth and in person visits.

    To make an appointment call our South clinic at 708-424-9200 or our North Clinic at (708) 788-9100.

    Stickney Township Public Health District Continues to Offer On-line Virtual Therapy Sessions During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Virtual Therapist

    Feeling Anxious? Need To Talk To Someone?

    The Behavioral Health Division of the Stickney Township Public Health District is providing therapy sessions virtually and in-person for Stickney Township residents. Depending upon surges in local COVID numbers, in-person sessions may be periodically postponed. The option of receiving services virtually or telephonically are then offered as an alternative. Adults, couples, families and children, with or without health insurance, may schedule an appointment by calling (708) 237-8946. Fees for those without insurance are charged on a sliding scale based on income — no one is turned away for the inability to pay.

    “During these stressful times we need to pay attention to our emotional health as well as our physical health,” declares Louis S. Viverito, Health District President. “Meeting in person puts our patients as well as our staff at risk for COVID-19. At the same time, isolation may have a negative effect on our health in ways that aren’t just physical. We want to be sure that Township residents have access to the support and services that they need in the safest way possible.”

    Melinda Antoskiewicz, LCPC, Stickney Township Behavioral Health Director, acknowledges that anxiety and depression can effect anyone and urges residents going through a tough time emotionally, whether it’s COVID related or not, to contact her department.

    “People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Some have experienced anxiety or depression in the past, and the additional stress due to the COVID pandemic may exacerbate those previous conditions. Others may be experiencing increased sadness or anxiety for the first time.” “Feelings can be magnified by the stress or isolation of the pandemic and this may cause a person to struggle,” explains Antoskiewicz. “For some, it may be hard to get out of bed or to stay focused on their job.”

    “Sometimes that first phone conversation can help a person simply by speaking with someone who can offer emotional support. We’ll discuss their concerns and, if seeing a therapist seems like the right approach, we can get the process started right away,” she says.

    After an initial screening by phone to determine a potential client’s concerns, arrangements are made to complete registration forms. An in-person or a virtual session will be scheduled. Instructions on downloading the app to be used during the virtual intake appointment will be provided. How quickly this happens is usually up to the caller’s needs and Antoskiewicz assures new clients that “we can often schedule the person’s intake appointment within two weeks of the initial phone call.”

    Most patients can use video on their phone to access the virtual sessions.

    If talking with a therapist isn’t sufficient, the Behavioral Health Department is linked to a network of professional services. “In some instances, the person may require services that the Behavioral Health Division does not provide. In those cases, we can provide referral resources that best fit the person’s needs,” says Antoskiewicz.


    Monkey Pox Frequently Asked Questions

    What is it? What are the symptoms? What to do if you suspect you have it? Download the answers here.

    Acerca De La Viruela Del Mono

    ¿Qué es? ¿Cuales son los sintomas? ¿Qué hacer si sospechas que lo tienes? Descarga las respuestas aquí.

    Fake Prescription Pills, Drug Substitutions Can Kill as Fentanyl Use Rises

    CHICAGO – Now that summer is in full swing with concerts, music festivals and sporting events, the Illinois Poison Center (IPC) is warning the public to stay safe by avoiding recreational drugs, especially synthetic recreational drugs. In June, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported multiple fatal and non-fatal overdose clusters in several Northern Illinois counties related to heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl.

    “We are seeing a significant spike of overdose cases across the nation due to synthetic drugs,” said IPC Medical Director, Michael Wahl, M.D. “Illegal drug manufacturers are mixing fentanyl with cocaine, methamphetamines, ecstasy and other known ‘party drugs’ and selling the product at parties, festivals and special events. Experimenting with street drugs can be fatal and that first time could be your last.”

    According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), drug traffickers are using fake pills to exploit the opioid crisis and prescription drug misuse in the United States, bringing overdose deaths and violence to communities nationwide. Since fentanyl is cheap and easy to produce, illicit drug manufacturers often mix it into counterfeit oxycodone (brand names: Percocet® and OxyContin®), alprazolam (brand name: Xanax®) and Adderall®—substances popular with young adults and teenagers.

    “Taking prescription drugs for recreational purposes, especially those provided by someone other than your physician or pharmacist, can be a deadly decision,” says IPC Assistant Vice President Carol DesLauriers, PharmD. “Fake pills are being deliberately laced with synthetic opioids like fentanyl and sold to people across the country, which has proved to cause life-threatening symptoms. These drugs are dangerous and addictive and not worth the risk.”

    Here are IPC’s safety recommendations:
  • Do not take prescription drugs not provided by your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare provider.
  • Make sure that naloxone is available for people who may ingest or snort prescription drugs from non-medical sources. Naloxone is the reversal agent for opioid overdose and can work for individuals who have overdosed on fentanyl.
  • Call 911 when there is an overdose: Rapid emergency response is essential to the care and recovery of someone who has overdosed on fentanyl. The Emergency Medical Services Access Law, commonly known as Illinois’ “Good Samaritan Law,” allows individuals to seek emergency medical help for an overdose without risking criminal liability for possession.
  • For more information on synthetic drugs and other topics, click here to visit the Illinois Poison Center website. You can also find information on IDPH’s website by clicking here or the DEA website by clicking here.

    Moderna Vaccine for Children

    Beginning Tuesday, July 5, the Stickney Public Health District will begin taking appointments for children 6 months to 5 years old for the two-dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The Moderna vaccine is recommended for children ages 6 months to 5 years at a dose of 25 micrograms. These doses were carefully selected to ensure the vaccine was well tolerated in young children.

    The second dose is administered four to eight weeks after the first. Appointments for both doses can be made by calling the Stickney Public Health District’s Vaccine Hotline at 708-634-4500.

    More information from the Centers for Disease Control can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/3kvjrmp3.

    What You Need to Know About Monkeypox

    What is monkeypox?

    Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox is most common in Central and West Africa and is normally contracted from close contact with animals and people carrying the virus. While it’s related to smallpox virus, Monkeypox causes much less severe disease than smallpox. Monkeypox is not related to chickenpox. What are symptoms of monkeypox?

    • Fever
    • Headache
    • Muscle aches and backache
    • Swollen lymph nodes
    • Chills
    • Exhaustion
    • A rash that can look like pimples or blisters that appears on the face, inside the mouth, and on other parts of the body, like the hands, feet, chest, genitals, or anus. The rash goes through different stages before healing completely. This process can take several weeks Sometimes, people get a rash first, followed by other symptoms. Others only experience a rash.

    What should I do if I have symptoms?

    • See a healthcare provider if you notice a new or unexplained rash or other monkeypox symptoms.
    • Remind the healthcare provider that monkeypox is circulating.
    • Avoid close contact (including intimate physical contact) with others until a healthcare provider examines you.
    • Avoid close contact with pets or other animals until a healthcare provider examines you.
    • If you’re waiting for test results, follow the same precautions.
    • If your test is positive, stay isolated until your rash has healed, all scabs have fallen off, and a fresh layer of intact skin has formed.

    How does it spread?

    • Monkeypox spreads in different ways. The virus can spread from person-to-person through direct contact with the infectious rash, scabs, or body fluids.
    • It also can be spread by respiratory secretions during prolonged, face-to-face contact, or during intimate physical contact, such as kissing, cuddling, or sex. In addition, pregnant people can spread the virus to their fetus through the placenta.
    • Touching items (such as clothing or linens) that previously touched the infectious rash or body fluids is another way monkeypox spreads. It’s also possible for people to get monkeypox from infected animals, either by being scratched or bitten by the animal or by eating meat or using products from an infected animal.
    • People who do not have monkeypox symptoms cannot spread the virus to others.
    • Monkeypox can spread from the time symptoms start until the rash has fully healed and a fresh layer of skin has formed. This can take several weeks.

    For more information about Monkeypox, see this fact sheet from the CDC.

    Stickney Public Health District Efforts to Control Mosquitoes

    mosquito drawing

    In an effort to battle West Nile Virus, the Stickney Public Health District will be spraying insecticide to kill adult mosquitoes throughout the Township. 2022 mosquito spraying will occur between June 20th and July 1st. More information can be found here.

    Mosquito Abatement Scheduled for Melvina Reservoir

    The Metropolitan Water Reclaimation District will be performing a helicopter application for control of midge larvae at the Melvina Reservoir on 78th Street, Thursday June 2nd, weather permitting. Should weather conditions interfere with treatment, the backup date for this application will be Friday June 3rd. This application serves to kill midges when they are in their larval stage, before they become flying adults.

    A second helicopter application for midge control will be performed the week of June 19th.

    The company contracted to do the work will also be performing a Truck ULV mist application for midge/mosquito control on Friday, June 3rd. This application will be made between dusk and dawn when adult midges and mosquitoes are most active.

    Recall Alert

    Public Health Officials Warn about Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Jif Peanut Butter

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is working with local health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg. Epidemiologic and laboratory data show that some Jif brand peanut butters may be contaminated with Salmonella and are making people sick.

    According to the CDC, fourteen people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Senftenberg have been reported from twelve states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from February 17, 2022 through May 1, 2022. Illinois has one case included in this outbreak investigation from Central Illinois.

    On May 20, 2022, J.M. Smucker Company recalled multiple types of Jif brand peanut butter. The company advised consumers to check the list of recalled products to see if they possess any of the recalled products. They should check the lot code number on the container to see if it is between 1274425 through 2140425, with “425” at the end of the first 7 numbers. The lot code number is located next to the best buy date. Consumers who have products matching the above description in their possession are advised to dispose of them immediately. They should not eat, sell, or serve recalled Jif peanut butter to humans or animals, including dogs and birds. Wash surfaces and containers that may have touched the recalled peanut butter using hot, soapy water.

    Symptoms of illness caused by Salmonella may include headache, muscle aches, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, chills, fever, nausea, and dehydration. If these symptoms are experienced 12 to 72 hours after eating Jif brand peanut butters, people should contact a health care provider and let them know they have recently eaten Jif peanut butter. IDPH is working with local health departments to identify additional cases and perform lab testing. Investigators are working to determine if additional products are contaminated. For the most up to date recall list, go to the FDA website to see a list of recalled products.

    For more information and examples of where to find the lot code, go to: https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-salmonella-peanut-butter-may-2022.

    Covid Cases On The Rise: Cook County raised to Medium Level

    IDPH officials report that the case rate has been slowly rising in the state and that although hospitalizations and deaths are relatively stable, the following counties are in the Medium Community Level: Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Jo Daviess, Henry, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Livingston, Marshall, McHenry, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Warren, Whiteside, Will and Woodford in the northern tier of the state; and Calhoun, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Fulton, Jackson, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Mason, Massac, McLean, Menard, Sangamon and Wabash, in the central and southern parts of the state.

    At the Medium Community Level, persons who are elderly or immunocompromised (at risk of severe outcomes) are advised to wear a mask in indoor public places. In addition, they should make sure to get up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines or get their 2nd booster, if eligible.. At the Medium Community Level, persons who are elderly or immunocompromised (at risk of severe outcomes) are advised to wear a mask in indoor public places.

    The State of Illinois remains strongly positioned to respond in the event of a new COVID-19 surge. The State stockpile of tests has been replenished, with more than 1.5 million rapid tests on hand, and a half a million more on the way. In addition, hospitals, schools, and long-term care facilities have been urged to take steps to increase their current testing capacity. The State is also supporting pharmacies and healthcare providers in efforts to increase their inventories of the various FDA-authorized treatments.

    IDPH advises members of the public to talk to their provider immediately if they test positive for COVID-19 so that COVID-19 treatment can be prescribed if necessary within five days of starting to feel sick.

    CDC Guidelines for COVID Cases

    The CDC has released informative graphics illustrating their guidelines for individuals who may have tested positive for COVID. Click on the images below for downloadable versions. CDC COVID Isolation guidelines

    CDC COVVID Quarantine guidelines

    Free At Home COVID Tests Available

    U.S. households may order their second set of four free at-home COVID-19 tests, via the COVIDtests.gov website or by calling 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).

    Abbott Recalls Powdered Formula

    -Abbott is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of powder formulas, including Similac®, Alimentum® and EleCare® manufactured in Sturgis, Mich., one of the company’s manufacturing facilities. The recall does not include any metabolic deficiency nutrition formulas.

    Abbott is voluntarily recalling these products after four consumer complaints related to Cronobacter sakazakii or Salmonella Newport in infants who had consumed powder infant formula manufactured in this facility.

    More information can be found at this link: Abbott Recall

    llinois Department of Public Health Recommends Booster Doses for All Eligible Individuals

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), following the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to open COVID-19 booster shots to all, is recommending anyone 18 years and older get a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose six months after receiving their second Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, or two months after receiving the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

    Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5 through 11 Approved

    November 3, 2021-The CDC has approved the Pfizer COVID vaccine for the 5-11 year population. The Health District will be working with our partners at Illinois Department of Public Health to receive this vaccine and work out plans for distribution. Since January of this year, the Health District has followed the guidelines and recommendations of the CDC and IDPH regarding COVID vaccinations and will continue to do so.

    Since December of 2020, vaccines for COVID-19 have been administered to millions of people in the United States and billions of people throughout the world. The FDA, CDC and the overwhelming majority of physicians recommend that all eligible persons get vaccinated for themselves, their loved ones and the communities we share.

    We now have a vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 that has been found to be safe and effective. The Stickney Public Health District encourages all parents to strongly consider having their children vaccinated against COVID-19. The Health District will be providing this vaccine in the coming weeks. In the meantime, pharmacies and pediatricians will be providing this vaccine as well. More information on the schedule for these vaccines will be forthcoming.

    The Health District continues to offer all the other vaccines for COVID-19, including boosters. Appointments are being taken through the hotline (708) 634-4500.

    Pediatricians, Local Health Departments, Pharmacies, and Health Care Providers To Offer COVID Vaccine to Children 5 -11

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is adopting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation for children ages 5 through 11 years to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The announcement comes following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) expansion of the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children on October 29, 2021.

    Previously, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was authorized for use in individuals ages 12 years and older. The vaccine for children ages 5 through 11 years is a smaller dose (10 μg), a third of the dose for individuals 12 years and older (30 μg). The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is administered as a series of two doses, 3 weeks apart, for all eligible individuals.

    IDPH Launches Online ‘Vax Verify’ System

    Check your COVID-19 vaccination record on new immunization port

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is launching a new immunization portal, Vax Verify, that will allow Illinois residents 18 years and older to check their COVID-19 vaccination record. Vax Verify can be accessed at https://idphportal.illinois.gov.

    “As more businesses, events, organizations, and others require proof of vaccination, Illinois residents will be able to confirm using Vax Verify that they have been vaccinated for COVID-19,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike. “With the current surge in cases, more people are making the decision to get a COVID-19 vaccine and this new tool will aid residents in confirming their vaccination where needed.”

    Illinois State Fair concert goers with tickets for the grandstand track area (also known as Standing Room Only) are required to provide a print or digital copy of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within the previous 72 hours. Ticket holders can register in Vax Verify to check their immunization record for documentation of COVID-19 vaccination.

    More and more companies, such as United, Google, Netflix, Morgan Stanley, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ascension Health, and Lyft, are instituting vaccine requirements for at least some of their employees.

    The verification system follows best practices to protect confidential health information. In order to download proof of vaccination, residents will go through a brief, one-time identity verification process to gain access to their immunization history. The State of Illinois utilizes Experian® as its identity verification service provider. Individuals who have placed a freeze on their credit will need to unfreeze their credit with Experian® and wait 24 hours before completing the registration process. After completing registrations, individuals can re-freeze their credit by contacting Experian®.

    After the verification process, individuals can see their own record in the Illinois Comprehensive Automated Immunization Registry Exchange (I-CARE).

    Immunization records are kept confidential and only the individual can access their vaccination history. Parents should talk with their child’s provider to confirm their vaccination status. Some individuals with very common names will need to take additional steps to securely prove their identities.

    Go to vaccines.gov or call 1-800-232-0233 to find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you.

    Cook County Department of Public Health Officials Announce “Destination: Vaccination” -- Free Rides to Vax Sites

    County Teams With Kaizen Health, Community-Based Organizations to Provide Free, Flexible, Accessible Transportation Options

    Forest Park, IL—Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) launched its “Destination: Vaccination” program August 2, which will provide free rides to many vaccination locations throughout suburban Cook County. The program will enable individuals with limited mobility or transportation issues to easily get vaccinated, removing a key barrier for many residents.

    “Transportation is a critical barrier for those in traditionally underserved communities. We want to eliminate this barrier for residents who otherwise want to receive vaccinations,” said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. “Destination: Vaccination” is a partnership between CCDPH, Kaizen Health, and several Community Based Organizations (CBOs), to provide transportation for residents who need assistance getting to nearby vaccination clinics.

    “We are providing additional access, education and outreach to encourage more individuals to receive the vaccination, but many barriers still exist. This partnership is an effort to bridge a gap that has continues to impact individual access to healthcare,” said Israel Rocha, CEO of Cook County Health. “We thank Kaizen and our CBOs for this partnership to help us provide a life-saving vaccine to Cook County residents.”

    Residents who need a ride to a vaccination location can call 833-308-1988 to schedule a ride. The program is open to suburban Cook County residents, as well as Chicago residents who wish to utilize a Cook County Health location within the city. Kaizen can provide vehicles to accommodate most residents, including those in wheelchairs or those who require child seats. Though advanced scheduling is preferred, residents can call for a ride and one should arrive between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on time of day and fleet availability. This service is provided at no cost.

    COVID-19 and The Sunshine Vitamin

    Graphic of the United States showing level of lower sun exposure.

    Information From Stickney Public Health District Medical Director Dr. Frances Strulovitch

    Also known as vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin” is made when our skin is exposed to sunlight. Research has shown that vitamin d is an active component of immunity thru out the respiratory tract. Deficiencies are associated with recurrent upper respiratory infections, chronic sinusitis with polyps, otitis media, enlarged adenoids and tonsils, sepsis, and the development of ARDS leading to death.

    ARDS is a complication of COVID-19 that is responsible for 93% of the COVID-19 deaths in one study from Wuhan. In all causes of ARDS there is a 60% mortality rate in older patients.

    Risk factors for vitamin d deficiency include the elderly, obesity (BMI >30) having darkly pigmented skin, and living in a northern latitude.

    Above the 37th parallel you will not make enough.

    The amount of vitamin D in food is only adequate to prevent rickets, the most obvious manifestations of deficiency. Therefore, oral supplements are the only way to ensure you are getting enough to help prevent colds, the flu, COVID-19 and its deadly complications. D3 is recommended. Infants need less than 2000IU/day.

    Children 1-18 need 1000 to 4000IU/day. Adults should take at least 2000 IU/day.

    Jobs

    See our employment and opportunities page for open healthcare positions.

    Disease or Health Signpost

    HIV/STI Screenings Available

    In cooperation with Howard Brown Health, a free walk-in HIV and STI testing is available at the South Clinic, 5635 State Road, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 3:00-6:30PM. More information here.

    Free At Home Prevention Supplies and HIV/STI Screening

    More information here or by contacting Howard Brown Health directly at PreventionSupply@howardbrown.org

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    Clinic Services Update

    Be ready to connect with our Doctors before your next visit, download the 8x8 Meet app on your smartphone or check out their website at 8x8.com to learn more!

    Instructions for a Video Visit with Doctor

    1. YOU MUST FIRST call the clinic to SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT and speak to a nurse.

    2. After speaking to a nurse, she will give you the time when the doctor will video call you. You will receive a TEXT from the Clinic: You are invited to join a meeting: (with the HYPERLINK). CLICK ON THE LINK.

    3. The link will take you to 8 X 8 app, Click LAUNCH IN WEB – you DO NOT need to download the app.

    4. You will receive a message; 8 X 8 would like to access the microphone and camera. Click ALLOW. Please allow microphone access in order for you to be able to speak with the doctor and camera access in order for the doctor to see you.

    5. Enter your full name (patients name) and then click JOIN MEETING

    The Township is continuing to provide essential services to the community, including Health Services, WIC program, Behavioral Health, Office on Aging, and Environmental Health, while observing the Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. New guidelines and procedures for these essential services have been set in place and may change the way you receive services.

    Clinic Sign In and Appointment Procedures

    The clinics of Stickney Public Health District have changed sign in and appointment procedures to minimize use of the waiting rooms. Residents seeking medical services will be asked to wait outside of the building after sign in and will be contacted by phone prior to re-entering the building. Dental and podiatry clients will need to call upon arrival to be admitted. During this time please note the following:
    • You must call ahead to make an appointment for services.
    • If you have a fever, respiratory symptoms or had contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case- call first. Do not come directly to a clinic.
    • After checking in for an appointment, be prepared to wait in your car or outside the building until called.
    • Everyone, including children older than 2, must wear a mask when entering the building.
    • Observe social distancing within the building.
    • A complete vaccine record is necessary in order to schedule a school physical.
    • If a patient is a minor only a parent or legal guardian will be allowed to accompany the child.
    • Video visits are now available. Proof of Stickney Township residence will be required.
    Please call ahead with any questions or to make appointments.

    South Clinic 708-424-9200
    North Clinic 708-788-9100
    Dental & Podiatry Clients: 708-237-8941

    Face Covering Do's and Don'ts

    Face Covering Do's and Don'ts

    IDPH has launched a COVID-19 texting platform

    Please help us spread the word so Illinoisans can receive reliable information daily on the coronavirus.

    To opt-in, text the word COVID to 312-500-3836 for English; or COVID ESP for Spanish.

  • You will receive a welcome message from IDPH and a second text letting you know you will receive updates about COVID-19 in Illinois
  • you will also receive a link to the IDPH Frequently Asked Questions page.
  • You will receive COVID-19 texting twice a day, once in the morning, and once in the evening.
  • You can opt-out of receiving messages at any time by texting STOP to reply.
  • For more information visit http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/daily-communications.

    IDPH ha lanzado una plataforma de mensajes de COVID-19

    Por favor ayúdanos a correr la voz y así de esa forma Illinoisans puedan recibir cada día información fiable sobre el coronavirus.

    Para incluirte, envía la palabra COVID a 312-500-3836 para Inglés; o COVID ESP para Español.

  • Recibirás un mensaje de bienvenida de IDPH y un segundo mensaje para hacerte saber qué recibirás actualizaciones acerca de COVID-19 en Illinois.
  • También recibirás un enlace a la página de Preguntas Frecuentes de IDPH.
  • Recibirás mensajes de COVID-19 dos veces al día, uno en la mañana y uno en la noche.
  • Puedes excluirte de recibir mensajes en cualquier momento con solo enviar PARAR como respuesta.
  • Wondering What To Do If You Start To Feel Sick? CDC Has A Self Checker

    The CDC has posted a self check link on their COVID-19 webpage. You can find it here.

    Appointments for School Physicals Are Available

    Call now to make an appointment for school physicals, sports physicals and vaccines. Appointments are currently available but will fill up fast.

    To make an appointment call our South clinic at 708-424-9200 or our North Clinic at (708) 788-9100. If you are a new patient with us you will need to provide shot records and any other pertinent information.

    Employee Rights

    Information regarding employee rights during this critical time can be found here.