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  Vaccinate

Children's Vaccines (Flu Shots now Available!)

Two affordable child immunization clinics are offered each month at the Village Hall.

Hoffman Baby Clinic—May 14 and June 11

(Shot records are due one week prior to appointment.)

Immunizations for children 2 months to kindergarten. Appointments are necessary. All communities welcome.

Children’s Clinic—June 3 (Back to School Clinics in July by appointment)

(Shot records are due one week prior to appointment.)
Immunizations for children 2 months to 18 years. Appointments are necessary. All communities welcome.

  • Reservations for these clinics and pre-verification of insurance status is required. This will ensure that your child is eligible and will be seen in an efficient manner. 
  • Shot records are required in advance to make a reservation.
  • To reserve your spot, please complete the VFC Patient Eligibility Screening Form

VFC Eligibility Form English

VFC Eligibility Form Spanish

Submit your child's shot records and VFC Patient Eligibility Screening Form: email hhs@hoffmanestates.org or fax 847-781-4869

  • Once we receive the documents and verify your child's eligibility, you will receive a phone call to schedule an appointment.

These clinics are intended for children who are uninsured, underinsured or who qualify for Medicaid Title 19. The cost for each vaccine is $12 for residents of Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, and Arlington Hts. and $15 for all other communities (cash, check or Medicaid Title 19 accepted). 

2019 Children's clinic schedule

* HHS is proud to partner with the Villages of Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, and St. Alexius Medical Center to provide our Child Immunization Clinics. We would like to thank our partners for contributing nursing staff for these clinics.

 

Dental Clinic

Dental Flyer 5-8-19

Dental Consent-Insurance Status Form--ENGLISH

Dental Consent-Insurance Status Form--SPANISH

*Reservations are required for the Dental Clinic.

*Please complete the Dental Consent-Insurance Status Form and email to hhs@hoffmanestates.org or fax to 847-781-4869.

*Once we receive the document, you will receive a phone call to schedule an appointment.

Adult Vaccines  Adult Shots

Immunizations are available by appointment. Shots offered: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Twinrix (Hepatitis A and B combined), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis-whooping cough), Flu/High-Dose Flu.

Please call for an appointment and/or questions at 847-781-4850.

Cash or check only please!

Adult Flu Vaccines are available. Please call for an appointment. 

Health Clinics and TB Tests

Adult Health Clinics: Health Clinics are held weekly at locations around the Village and provide blood pressure monitoring, blood sugar, iron, non-fasting complete cholesterol (HHS and Prairie Stone locations), and nutritional consultation.

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2019 Adult Health Clinics (Prairie Stone and Willow Creek Care Center)

2019 Adult Health Clinics (The Barn and HHS Village Hall)

TB Tests

Tuberculosis testing is available at the Village Hall through the Department of Health and Human Services. The cost for this service is $15 for Hoffman Estates residents and $20 for all other communities. Appointments are required.  Please call 847-781-4850. Please note: TB tests are administered on Mondays and results are read on Wednesday.

Lending Closet 

Health and Human Services loans out the following medical related equipment to Hoffman Estates Residents:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Walkers (with or without wheels)        Scooter Knee
  • Crutches 
  • Canes                                                              
  • Knee Scooter  

Residents can have the equipment on loan for up to 8 weeks. A deposit of $50 is required for wheelchairs or knee scooter. The deposit is given back when the wheelchair is returned.

HHS does not loan out equipment to residents of other communities.

Complete Lipid Profile and Glucose Test

Cholesterol finger stick

Health and Human Services offers a complete lipid profile and glucose testing. The Cholestech machine can give total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides and blood sugar within 10 minutes from a single drop of blood!

This service will be offered in Health and Human Services by appointment. Fasting 8-10 hours before the test is necessary to get accurate readings.

Please call 847-781-4850 for an appointment or to speak with one of the nurses. The cost of the test is only $22. Cash or Check only please.

Hemoglobin A1C Screening

The Hemoglobin A1C test is a simple finger stick to find out if you are at risk or have diabetes by measuring your average blood sugar levels over the past three months.  The test takes 6 minutes and the cost is only $15.To schedule an appointment, call 847-781-4850.

   Take Charge Logo 3 Take Charge of Your Health

This free, 6-week program is offered to seniors who have chronic health conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, arthritis, hypertension, or heart disease, or adults living with someone who has a  chronic health condition. The program covers topics such as physical activity, sleep, weight management, and relaxation techniques. Class participants learn to use a variety of self-management tools. Trained facilitators are Catherine Dagian RN, from the Village of Hoffman Estates Health and Human Services, and Wayne Guccione. Registration is required.  This program is sponsored by Age Options, the Illinois Department of Health, and the Village of Hoffman Estates. For questions about the program, call 847-781-4850.

The next session will be at the Village of Hoffman Estates in the Department of Health and Human Services on Fridays, April 26 to May 31, 2019 from 10:30 – 1 p.m. Please call 847-781-4850 to reserve or for more information. 

Health Information

Stroke Awareness Month  Stroke

During the month of May, we encourage everyone to have their stroke risk factors assessed in honor of National Stroke Awareness Month. A stroke occurs when blood flow is interrupted in the brain, leaving parts of the brain damaged. This can lead to temporary or permanent disabilities, and in some cases, death.

Treatment is time sensitive and 911 should be called immediately at the first sign of a stroke. Some symptoms include: sudden numbness or weakness, confusion, difficulty speaking, dizziness, or severe headache with no known cause.

Knowing your risk factors can help decrease your chances for a stroke. According to the National Stroke Association, high blood pressure is the number one cause of a stroke. A healthy diet, good physical activity, and medications can all help control blood pressure, therefore decreasing your risk factors. Having high cholesterol, diabetes, and smoking, will also put you in a higher risk category.  Smoking alone can double these chances.

To have your blood pressure checked, cholesterol levels assessed, or to find out if you have diabetes, please contact Health and Human Services. For more information, please visit the National Stroke Association’s website at www.stroke.org.

Be a Flu Fighter

Flu activity is increasing across the country. CDC has released new data that 6 to 7 million people have the flu and more than half of them have been to the doctor for treatment. They report that up to 84,000 have been hospitalized and 16 children have died.

CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine. While flu vaccine may not prevent all sickness, it can lessen the severity of illness, reduce missed work or school, doctor visits, and prevent hospitalization. Getting a flu vaccine can also protect close contacts who cannot get vaccinated.

Here are some flu vaccine facts:

  • Two vaccine components were changed for this flu season to match the circulating viruses.
  • The high dose flu vaccine is for adults age 65 and older.
  • If you are 6 months to 8 years old, you may need two doses of flu vaccine to be protected.
  • Those with an egg allergy may still be able to get a flu vaccine.
  • After getting vaccinated, it takes two weeks to be protected from the flu.
  • Flu shots are made with inactivated viruses and cannot give you the flu.
  • Pregnant women can get a flu shot to reduce flu-related hospitalization and protect newborns from the flu.

Health and Human Services has flu vaccine that protects those 6 months and older against four strains of flu and high dose flu that protects against three strains of flu. Call 847-781-4850 to reserve your vaccine.

Getting vaccinated is your best shot at being protected from the flu. Following your flu vaccination, the best ways to prevent the spread of germs are by washing your hands, avoiding contact with people who are sick, and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. The CDC recommends that people with a flu-like illness should stay home when they are sick and fever-free for 24 hours.

For more information visit: www.cdc.gov/flu.

          Vision and Hearing Screenings    VisionHearing

 

· Vision and Hearing Screenings are required for 3—5 year old children who attend a preschool or daycare in Illinois.

· Vision and Hearing should be checked each year so that problems can be identified and treated early.

· Children can be screened by appointment at the Village of Hoffman Estates.

· Screenings are not a substitute for a complete eye or ear exam by a doctor.

· Cost is $5 per screening

Screenings are conducted by Illinois Department of Public Health certified audiovisual technicians from the Village of Hoffman Estates.

Attention Hoffman Senior Citizens!

Hoffman Estates seniors are welcome to take advantage of the services and programs offered at the Schaumburg Barn! Activities include a nutritious lunch program, bingo, sewing club, book club, health clinics, trips, and entertainment. The Barn is located at 231 South Civic Drive, Schaumburg. Call 847-524-7496 for more information. Please click here to view a current calendar of activities.

Health and Human Services Contact Information

  • Main Number: 847-781-4850
  • Monica Saavedra, Director: 847-781-4866
  • Audra Marks, Assistant Director: 847-781-4851
  • Cathy Dagian, Nursing Supervisor: 847-781-4864

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