Health and Human Services understands the importance of keeping residents informed. As part of our promise to make your health our priority and to keep up to date on the latest health and wellness information, we have designed this page to answer questions you may have on a variety of topics.
The following Health topics are located on this page:
Women's Health Week: Mind, Body, Yoga
Sexual Awareness Prevention Month - Sex, Body Safety and Consent
Did you know that heart attack symptoms can be different for women and men?
In the United States, someone has a heart attack almost every minute and one third of those occur in women. Risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle, and excessive alcohol consumption. Heart disease begins when plaque develops. In women, plaque distributes evenly in the smallest arteries of the heart, while plaque in men tends to distribute in clumps causing blockages in their coronary arteries.
Both women and men’s most common symptom of a heart attack is chest pain or discomfort. But women are more likely to experience other common symptoms, such as shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, dizziness, cold sweats, or extreme fatigue.
If you have any one of these symptoms lasting more than five minutes, call 9-1-1 for emergency medical care. Early treatment can save your life and prevent permanent damage to your heart muscle.
COOLING AND WARMING CENTERS
The Village of Hoffman Estates in cooperation with the Hoffman Estates Park District will open Cooling and Warming Centers when the weather is such that the temperature is either extremely cold or hot. The Village in cooperation with the Park District has designated the following facilities to provide warming or cooling centers for those Hoffman Estates residents requiring assistance. The Facilities are listed below:
Triphahn Center, 1685 Higgins Road
Monday- Saturday 5:15A.M. to 10:30 P.M. Sunday 6:30A.M. to 10:30 P.M.
This location has the potential to become a 24-hour center with advance notice to the Park District.
The Club (Prairie Stone Sports & Wellness Center Wellness Center), 5050 Sedge Blvd.
Friday 5:00A.M. to 11:00 P.M.
5:00A.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Saturday- Sunday 6:00A.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Willow Recreation Center, 3600 Lexington Drive
Saturday 6:00A.M. to 10:00 P.M.
6:00A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Sunday 7:00A.M. to 5:00P.M.
Hoffman Estates Police Department, 411 W. Higgins Road
24-hour center if needed
The Club (Prairie Stone Sports and Wellness Center), Triphahn Center and Willow Recreation Center: Christmas Eve and New Years Eve 7am-1pm
Prairie Stone Sports and Wellness Center (TC and WRC closed): Christmas Day and New Years Day 7am-1pm
Northwest Suburban Service Directories
The Department of Health and Human Services recognizes that it is sometimes difficult to find out about the services available in your community. The following links were developed in order to help you find these services. If the below directories were not helpful for finding what you are looking for, feel free to call our department at 847-781-4850. We will be happy to assist you in finding a specific service.
- Township of Palatine Service Directory
The Township of Palatine is proud to announce that they have their Services Directory available free-of-charge to everyone who visits the website!
- NorthStar Net Arlington Heights
The NorthStarNet is a regional only community information network. This directory is maintained by the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should I contact if I have a health complaint/concern about a business, organization, apartment complex or restaurant? The Village's Code Department inspects all health code concerns. The Code Department can be contacted at 847-781-2631.
Where can I get a list of daycare or childcare services in Hoffman Estates?
A list of childcare in Cook County can be obtained by calling Action for Children at 773-687-4000.
How can I learn more about public aid (food stamps, link card, WIC, Medicaid)?
For questions on food stamps, link card, and medicaid contact the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services Public Aid office at 847-843-1400. Questions about the WIC program, call 630-289-3800.
How do I apply for AllKids Health Insurance?
Health and Human Services assists with filling out AllKids applications. Call the department at 847-781-4850 to set up an appointment.
Are the counseling services confidential?
The Department of Health and Human Services is dedicated to protecting the confidentiality of it's clients. Records in the Department of Health and Human Services are separate from all other Village documentation. Records are protected under the Illinois Confidentiality Act. If you have any questions about the Confidentiality Act, please call the department to discuss them.
Can I afford counseling?
Counseling is affordable for Hoffman Estates residents! The Department of Health and Human Services offers Individual, Family and Couples counseling on a sliding scale based on income.
Does Health and Human Services provide presentations to community groups?
Yes, Health and Human Services offers community education presentations on a wide range of topics. There is no fee for this service. Presentations can be given in the Village Hall or in the community. If interested, please contact the department.
Does the department loan out bath equipment?
No, the department offers wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and canes for temporary loan to Hoffman Estates residents only.
Does the department provide Flu Shots?
Yes, the department provides flu shots on a limited basis to Hoffman Estates residents. Flu shots usually become available during October or November. Flu Clinics are generally offered after October 1st. Call the department's Flu Hotline at 847-252-5441 to find out information on eligibility requirements and the clinic schedule.