Update

2024 Mosquito Spraying Scheduled

Spraying will occur between June 10 and June 28 weather permitting. More information can be found here.

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

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We do not take "walk-up" appointments- All patients are seen by appointment and all appointments are made over the phone.

SOUTH 708-424-9200 • Seniors Only
NORTH 708-788-9100
DENTAL TRAILER 708-878-3828

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

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.

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


Two Rabid Bats Discovered Inside Homes in Will and Cook County

CHICAGO – With the weather warming up, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is warning the public to beware of wild animals that may carry rabies, especially bats, as they become more active this time of year. The warning follows the discovery since May 10 of the first two rabid bats of 2024 in the state in Cook and Will counties, IDPH said. The bats were recovered inside two homes in those counties and subsequently tested positive for rabies.

“Rabies is a fatal but preventable disease,” said IDPH Director Dr. Sameer Vohra. “It is important that Illinois residents know how to prevent rabies exposure to protect themselves and their loved ones. Bats are the most common carriers of the rabies virus in Illinois but not the only carrier. Illinois residents should stay away from bats and any wild, unfamiliar, or stray animal, as well as any animal that appears to be sick. Groups of bats can move into people’s homes and that underscores the importance of knowing the ways of keeping bats out of your home.”

Public health officials stress that if a bat is found inside a home, it is important to try and cover it with a container and contact animal control so it can be tested for rabies.

IDPH is also reminding the public to make sure that rabies vaccinations are up to date for pets and any valuable livestock and horses for which a rabies vaccine is available. If a pet is exposed to a high-risk wild animal – such as a bat, skunk, raccoons, fox or coyote – pet owners should immediately contact a veterinarian for advice.

For more information about rabies and keeping bats out of your home, visit the IDPH website.

Bed Assist Bars Recalled

Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Medline Industries LP, of Northfield, Illinois, are announcing the recall of two models of Bed Assist Bar adult portable bed rails. The recalled bed rails pose a risk of entrapment and asphyxia because users can become entrapped within the rail, or between the rail and mattress.

Medline has received two reports of entrapment deaths associated with the Bed Assist Bars. The deaths occurred in July 2019 and November 2023 and involved a 76-year-old woman at a senior nursing facility in Iowa and an 87-year-old woman at a residential care facility in South Carolina.

The recalled bed rails have model numbers MDS6800BA and MDS6800BAH. The two models are identical, but model MDS6800BA was sold individually and model MDS6800BAH was sold in cases of three units. The bed rails are made of black metal tubing with a rounded black foam rubber grip handle and a fabric pouch. The name “Medline” and the model number are printed on a label located on the support frame of the bed rail near the vertical portion of the bed rail.

Medline sold about 1.5 million of the recalled bed rails from July 2009 through March 2024 for between $32 and $64. The recalled bedrails were sold through Medline’s websites, Medline.com and athome.medline.com, major online retailers, including Amazon and Walmart.com, online pharmacies, including CVS.com and Walgreens.com, and online medical supply stores nationwide, including Cascade Healthcare Solutions and Magic Medical. They were manufactured in China.

Medline also sold about 5,522 units in Canada. Health Canada’s Press release is available at: https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/medline-adult-portable-bed-rails-recalled-due-entrapment-hazard.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bed rails and contact Medline for a refund.

Measure Your Pressure!

Is Your Blood Pressure Normal Flyer

Have your blood pressure checked regularly. Contact one of our clinics today!

Free COVID tests for uninsured, Medicaid, Medicare, VA or Indian Health services Call 1-800-682-2829 for learn more and sign up for free Access to tests and telehealth care for COVID or Flu.

Download a printable version of these flyers here.


Disease or Health Signpost

 

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.

Clinic dates can be found here.
More information on Free STD Testing can be found here.

Walk-ins welcome or you can schedule an appointment using the QR code 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

FREE Safer Sex Supplies available here.

Measles On The Rise...

Measles informations

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

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.

Vaccines - What You Need To Know flyer

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