- Vaccinations (FLU VACCINES FOR CHILDREN ARE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT)
- Adult Clinics (FLU VACCINES FOR ADULTS ARE AVAILABLE NOW BY APPOINTMENT)
- Lending Closet
- Complete Lipid Profile
- Hemoglobin A1C Screenings (November is National Diabetes Awareness Month)
- Take Charge of Your Health
- Health Information (Great American Smokeout is November 21--Vaping and E-Cigarette Information)
- Vision and Hearing Screening
Two affordable child immunization clinics are offered through IDPH Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program each month at the Village Hall.
Hoffman Baby Clinic— December 10 by appointment
(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—December 2 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 & send shot records
Submit your child's shot records and VFC Patient Eligibility Screening Form: email firstname.lastname@example.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.
As of 1/1/20, Health and Human Services will be implementing a 24-hour cancellation policy for each patient scheduled. As a reminder, if you cancel, change or miss your scheduled appointment with less than 24-hour notice, we reserve the right to charge a $10.00 out-of-pocket fee.
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).
Vaccine prices are subject to change.
* HHS is proud to partner with the Villages of Schaumburg and Arlington Heights to provide our Child Immunization Clinics. We would like to thank our partners for contributing nursing staff for these clinics and our Child Life Specialists from Amita.
Please call for an appointment and/or questions at 847-781-4850.
Health and Human Services now offers Tdap, Td, MMR, Meningitis ACWY, Meningitis B, HPV, and Shingles vaccines through the IDPH 317 Program for eligible adults who are 19 years and older. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Health and Human Services at (847) 781-4850.
Submit your shot records and 317 Adult Eligibility Screening Form: email email@example.com or fax 847-781-4869
- Once we receive the documents and verify your eligibility, you will receive a phone call to schedule an appointment.
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.
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.
Health and Human Services loans out the following medical related equipment to Hoffman Estates Residents:
- Walkers (with or without wheels)
- 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.
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.
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.
National Diabetes Awareness Month by Christina Villasenor, RN, Nursing Intern, Village of Hoffman Estates
Diabetes continues to affect millions of people every year. Did you know foods that are consumed are turned into sugar also known as glucose? Glucose travels to all of the cells of the body through the bloodstream. The pancreas which produces insulin helps all the cells in the body absorb the glucose and use it for energy. Insulin also keeps blood glucose levels balanced. If you have diabetes your body has trouble controlling the amount of glucose in your blood. Either your pancreas isn’t producing insulin (Type 1) or your pancreas isn’t reacting to insulin as it should (Type 2). Having too much or too little glucose can damage other vital organs. It is important to know which type you have so, you and your doctor can come up with a treatment plan to control glucose levels either with insulin therapy, medication, and a healthy eating and exercise plan. Find out if you are at risk or have diabetes with the A1C (fingerstick) test offered at Health and Human Services for $15. To schedule an appointment, call 847-781-4850.
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.
Vaping and E-Cigarette by Joy Ito, RN, Nursing Intern, Village of Hoffman Estates
Current events have put the problem of vaping at the forefront of the public’s consciousness. The outbreak of lung injury illnesses associated with e-cigarettes and vaping continues unabated and the cause remains unknown except that all patients reported using e-cigarettes and vaping. The CDC reports that “data suggest that products containing THC, particularly those obtained off the street or from other informal sources (e.g., friends, family members, or illicit dealers), are linked to most of the cases and play a major role in the outbreak.”
This is more troubling as the median age of those affected is 23 years of age; 15 % are < 18 years old, 21% are 18-20 years old, 18% are 21-24 years old. Additionally, a 2018 national youth survey on tobacco use found that 4.9 million youth currently use tobacco, 3.6 million of whom used e-cigarettes. 2019 data from the National Institute on Drug Use reported a rapid increase in use of e-cigarettes; more than 1 in 4 students in 12th grade; 1 in 5 in 10th grade, and 1 in 11 in eighth grade used nicotine vaping in the past month. When one looks at use of nicotine vaping in the past 12 months, the rates are 35.1% in 12th grade; 31.1% in 10th grade, and 16.1% in 8th grade.
The following shows the current CDC data from October 15th (numbers from October 8th):
- 1479 (1299) cases
- 33 (26) deaths
- 79% (80%) are under the age of 35 years.
- 15% of patients are < 18 years old,
- 21% are 18-20 years old,
- 18% are 21-24 years old
I am encouraged that this information will be used to make informed decisions with e-cigarette use. For more information and recommendations on lung injury cases related to e-cigarette and vaping visit www.CDC.gov/e-cigarettes or click on the links for additional material.
· 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