Cooling Center Location

The Louis S. Viverito Senior Center, 7745 S. Leamington Ave., Burbank, IL 60459 is available as a cooling center from 8:30 AM to 4 PM.
Call 708-636-8850 for more information.

Meningococcal Vaccines for Teens and Pre-Teens

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Descargue el folleto de la vacuna meningocócica para adolescentes en español aquí.

Not Sure Which COVID Booster to Get and When To Get It?

Answer a few simple questions and this tool can help you decide!

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

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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.


    First 2023 Death Related to West Nile Virus Reported

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced the first Illinois human West Nile virus (WNV)-related death in 2023. Testing by CDC confirmed the case was WNV-related. The individual, who was in their 90’s and lived in suburban Cook County, had an onset of symptoms of WNV in early August and died soon after. IDPH is also reporting 11 non-fatal cases of WNV confirmed to date this year.

    West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a Culex mosquito, and recent area rains and flooding have provided ideal breeding conditions. As a result, additional spraying for adult mosquitoes in Stickney Township has been scheduled for the week of September 4. More information is available here.

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    Recall of Children's Drinking Cup

    July 27, 2023-A recall of CUPKIN Double-Walled Stainless Steel Children’s Cups has been announced. These products are being recalled because they contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban, posing a lead poisoning hazard to children. More information about this recall including specific items being recalled is available on the CPSC’s website.

    Tranquilizer Linked to Increase in Illicit Drug Overdose Deaths

    (CDC) A tranquilizer called xylazine is increasingly being found in the US illicit drug supply and linked to overdose deaths.1 Xylazine—which is not approved for use in people—can be life-threatening and is especially dangerous when combined with opioids like fentanyl.2 Due to its impact on the opioid crisis, fentanyl mixed (adulterated) with xylazine has been declared an emerging threat by the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy.

    The presence of xylazine, also known as "Tranq," in drugs tested in labs increased in every region of the United States from 2020-2021, with the largest increase in the South. Studies from specific areas found similar increases. One study from 10 US cities showed xylazine was involved in less than 1% of drug overdose deaths in 2015 and in nearly 7% in 2020. In samples from eight syringe service programs in Maryland tested between 2021 and 2022, xylazine was found in almost 80% of drug samples that contained opioids. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, xylazine was found in 31% of heroin and/or fentanyl overdose deaths in 2019.

    Xylazine Fact Sheet: Alexis Soto

    Updated Booster Graphic

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    Descargue este folleto de vacunas en español aquí.

    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.

    Stickney Township Public Health District Continues to Offer On-line Virtual Therapy Sessions

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    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.

    If you or someone you know is seeking help or information regarding Behavioral Health issues, call 708-237-8918.

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    Stickney Township Public Health District has a current opening for a Public Health Nurse. More information is available here.

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    HIV/STI Screenings Available

    STI Test

    When: The 2nd Thursday Of Each Month from 3:00-6:30 PM
    Where: Stickney Public Health District (SPHD) South Clinic
    5635 State Road Burbank, IL 60459.

    More informatiom on Free STD Testing can be found here.

    Can’t make it to our site? Howard Brown Health has additional community testing sites listed here: Community Testing Sites & Outreach Services - Howard Brown Health

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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: 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.
  • 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.