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Please note, there is a $10 No show/Cancellation fee with less than 24 hour notice for all appointments. 

Vaccinate

Children's Vaccines 

Two affordable child immunization clinics are offered through IDPH Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program each month at the Village Hall.

Hoffman Baby Clinic— March 10 and April 14 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—March 2 and April 6 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

VFC Eligibility Form (English) 2020

VFC Eligibility Form (Spanish) 2020

 

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.

As of 1/1/2020, 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 $15 for residents of Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg, and Arlington Hts. and $20 for all other communities (cash, check or Medicaid Title 19 accepted). 

Vaccine prices are subject to change.

2020 Children's Clinic Schedule

* 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. 

 

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.

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.

317 Adult Eligibility Form 2020

Submit your shot records and 317 Adult Eligibility Screening Form: email hhs@hoffmanestates.org or fax 847-781-4869

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

 Please note, there is a $10 No show/Cancellation fee with less than 24 hour notice for all appointments. 

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 Clinics (Prairie Stone and Willow Food Pantry)

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

2020 Adult Health Clinics (The Club at Prairie Stone and Willow Creek Care Center)

2020 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.

Please note, there is a $10 No show/Cancellation fee with less than 24 hour notice for all appointments. 

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.

Please note, there is a $10 No show/Cancellation fee with less than 24 hour notice for all appointments. 

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.

Please note, there is a $10 No show/Cancellation fee with less than 24 hour notice for all appointments. 

Diabetes Awareness: Are You at Risk? 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.

https://www.diabetes.org/diabetes

 

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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.

Health Information

Information on Novel 2019 Coronavirus

Updated 2/1/2020

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses commonly found throughout the world. The newer (novel) strains of coronaviruses can cause a variety of respiratory infections in humans. These types of illnesses can range from a common cold to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), which was seen in the US back in 2003.

The most recent strand of coronavirus, known as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), originated in Wuhan, China. Currently, there are 11 confirmed cases in the US.

It is not yet fully known how this 2019 Novel Coronavirus is transmitted, but similar respiratory viruses are spread via droplets when a person who is infected coughs or sneezes. It is also possible that some of the germs may be spread when a person touches an object that has the virus on it and then touches their own nose, mouth, or eyes. The CDC is still investigating this new strand of coronavirus and the most current updates are available on the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

Like the flu, symptoms of this new virus are typically seen 2-14 days after exposure and have been reported as a cough, fever, and shortness of breath. If you have traveled to China within the last 2 weeks and have developed respiratory symptoms as listed above, call your doctor immediately.

The best way to protect yourself is by washing your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol based hand sanitizer when handwashing in not available. Be sure to avoid close contact with others who are sick and stay at home if you yourself are sick.

Also, it is highly encouraged to cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue and immediately dispose of it in the trash. It is important to clean and disinfect frequently touched objects that may come in contact with germs, i.e. tabletops, door handles, etc.

As a reminder, prevention is key to avoid the spread of disease. For information on coronavirus please visit the websites of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the Illinois Department of Public Health, or the Cook County Department of Public Health

 

         Keep Your Heart Healthy

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Coronary heart disease occurs when plaque builds up in your arteries. It can result in chest pain, blood clots, and heart attack. Your risk for heart disease increases if you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes. The good news is that heart disease can often be prevented with lifestyle changes.

Here’s how to keep your heart healthy: Heart with Stethascope

  • Eat Smart-- choose healthy foods low in sugar, sodium, and saturated fat and add colorful fruits and vegetables to meals and snacks
  • Move More--be physically active and work toward a goal of 150 minutes per week
  • Be Well--create balance in your life by managing stress, meditation, socialization, and self-care
  • Know your numbers--blood pressure, cholesterol, and A1C

February is heart health month. It is important to begin making healthy choices, managing health conditions, and becoming educated. Health and Human Services is offering Cholestech and Blood Pressure Screening for only $20 this month. A1C is also available for $15. Call 847-781-4850 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Learn more about living a heart healthy lifestyle by visiting www.americanheart.org or www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness/heart-month

 

How do you protect and prevent against the flu? By Joy Ito, RN, Nursing Intern, Village of Hoffman Estates

The flu or influenza is caused by viruses that infect your nose, throat, and lungs and is very easily passed on.  The virus is spread in the air when someone infected coughs, sneezes or talks. You can also get the flu by touching surfaces or objects that has the flu virus on it and then you touch your mouth, nose or eyes. 

Flu is different from a cold; it usually comes on suddenly. Some of the symptoms include fever (not everyone will have a fever), cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, feeling tired, and vomiting and diarrhea (most commonly seen in children).  To make sure that you have the flu, your doctor may order a flu test.

One way to protect yourself is to get vaccinated; the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends everyone six months of age or older get a flu vaccine every year. Pregnant women should get the flu shot to protect themselves and their baby. Another way is to avoid close contact with sick people, wash your hands with soap and water, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. If you are sick, limit your contact with others to keep from infecting them; cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw it in the trash and wash your hands.

The Health and Human Services is now offering the flu vaccine. Call the flu hotline at 847-252-5441 for more information, or 847 781-4850 to schedule an appointment.

 

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.

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         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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