HEALTH SERVICES

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Orland Township’s Health Services’ mission is to provide quality health services that meet the needs of our residents, focusing on wellness, prevention, education, and safety.

Health Services Coordinator
Phone: (708) 403-4222

 

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

An Orland Township RN is available, by appointment, the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Services available:

-Free Blood Pressure Checks

-Vaccinations: Shingles, Tdap, Flu, Pneumonia, Hep A and B, HPV, Meningococcal, and Varicella for adults 19 and older. Eligibility and prices vary.

-Total Lipid Profile Testing* ($40 for residents, $50 for non-residents without glucose, $50 for residents, $60 for non-residents with glucose)

-Glucose Screenings (blood sugar) for diabetes prevention ($5 for residents, $10 for non-residents)

*Total Lipid Profile Testing Information

This test is a complete cholesterol analysis that measures total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL (bad cholesterol), HDL (good cholesterol) levels and an overall ratio; a 9- to 12-hour fast is required and patients should drink water during their fasting period for optimum results. The test is a fingerstick and you will receive the results within minutes.

To make an appointment, please call (708) 403-4222.

       IMMUNIZATION CLINIC INFORMATION **PLEASE CLICK HERE

 

 

HEALTH SERVICES – Click on the titles below for more information.

 

Immunization Clinics

The Health Services Department has monthly immunization clinics, please see calendar for dates and times.  Clinics are walk-in; no appointment is necessary. A written up-to-date U.S. immunization record for each child is mandatory for vaccination, Medicaid XIX (Title 19) card (if applicable), and a parent’s photo ID are required. Immunizations will not be given without an up-to-date immunization record. Please note that Orland Township is no longer serving children with Medicaid XXI (Title 21) or State-Funded Medicaid (CHIP).

Orland Township children 18 and under who are uninsured, under insured (vaccines not covered by current insurance plan), insured by Medicaid XIX (Title 19), or are Native American (American Indian, Alaskan Native) will be charged a $10 administration fee per vaccine. Non-residential children who meet the above eligibility guidelines are welcome. For children residing outside of the township’s boundaries, a $20 administration fee per vaccine will be charged. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Clinics are held monthly at the Orland Township office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park.  PROOF OF RESIDENCY,  MEDICAL CARD (IF APPLICABLE) ARE REQUIRED AND ALL CHILDREN MUST BRING A COMPLETED US IMMUNIZATION/SHOT RECORD TO CLINIC.  Make sure your child has eaten in order to be vaccinated.  

The Orland Township Immunization Clinic WILL NO LONGER  serve Medicaid XXI (Title 21) or State Funded Medicaid (CHIP).  

The Illinois Department of Public Health has updated the VFC eligibility status please click here for more information.  If you have any questions, please contact the Illinois VFC program by email at DPH.Vaccines@illinois.gov or by telephone at 217-786-7500.

All clinics held at the Orland Township office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave.

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ORLAND TOWNSHIP HEALTH SERVICES

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC SCHEDULE

Saturday, April 7, 2018 — 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 — 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 —  9 to 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, July 28, 2018 — 9 to 1 p.m.  (Health Fair)

Health Fair is for students ages 3 -18 ONLY

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 — 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 — 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 — 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 — 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 — 5:30 to 8 p.m.

 

All clinic dates are walk-in; no appointment is necessary. A parent or legal guardian must accompany a child unless special arrangements are made with the Health Services department prior to the clinic. A written immunization record for each child, Medicaid card (if applicable), and a parent’s photo ID are required. Individuals who are receiving shots must eat before attending the clinic or a vaccine will not be administered.

 

Children’s Vaccine List:
DTaP

DTaP-Hep B-IPV

Hep B-Tdap

DTap-IPV-Hib

Hib Td

Hep A

Hep B

HPV


Meningococcal

MMR

IPV

Pneumococcal

Rotavirus

Varicella


Adult vaccines are available at Orland Township immunization clinics and by appointment on Wellness Wednesdays  at a reduced price to all residents 19 years of age and older.  Please click HERE for prices.

 

The Illinois Department of Public Health has updated the VFC eligibility status please click here for more information.  If you have any questions, please contact the Illinois VFC program by email at DPH.Vaccines@illinois.gov or by telephone at 217-786-7500.

Vaccines for Children Program

The Orland Township Immunization Clinic is enrolled in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. The VFC is a federally funded, state-administered program that provides free vaccines to eligible children ages 18 and younger who have Title XIX (19).   Township residents who meet VFC requirements will be charged a $10 administration fee per vaccine; non-residents who meet the VFC requirements will be charged a $20 administration fee per vaccine.  PROOF OF RESIDENCY,  MEDICAL CARD (IF APPLICABLE) ARE REQUIRED AND ALL CHILDREN MUST BRING A COMPLETED US IMMUNIZATION/SHOT RECORD TO CLINIC.

Who is qualified to receive vaccines thru the VFC Program at Orland Township?
Medicaid Title XIX (19), Native American Indian, Alaska Native, underinsured (insurance plan does not include vaccine coverage) and uninsured children. Underinsured means that the child has health insurance but the insurance does not cover any vaccines or certain vaccines, or that the insurance has a fixed dollar limit or cap for vaccines and the child is ineligible once that cap is reached.

Who is NOT qualified for the VFC Program?

Medicaid Title XXI (21)  and Privately insured children (children with vaccine insurance benefits) cannot be vaccinated.  Orland Township is no longer servicing Title XXI (21) or State Funded Medicaid (CHIP).

Access to Care is a non-profit primary health care program for low-income, uninsured individuals living in suburban Cook County and northwest Chicago. The Access to Care program is administered by the Suburban Primary Health Care Council.

The program is a unique public/private partnership making primary health care and the ancillary pharmacy, laboratory and radiology services available to low-income individuals. Access to Care provides affordable diagnosis and treatment for illness to individuals and families for a small co-payment per doctor visit, procedure or prescription medication. Public funding and private providers form the public/private partnership.

Access to Care contracts with local providers throughout Cook County and pays them a discounted rate to provide services. Participating physicians choose the number of patients they will add to their practice. They are nominally compensated.

The program provides:
• Visits to your assigned Access to Care doctor for $5.
• Basic Lab and X-ray services for $5 per draw or procedure.
• Prescription medication for $15 (generic), $30 (preferred brand) and $40 (non-preferred brand). Brand name medications are available only at Walgreens.

You must re-enroll each year. If accepted, you will receive your ID card with your assigned physician and the physician’s phone number. You must call your doctor to make an appointment. Your assigned doctor must write all prescriptions, lab and radiology orders. If your doctor recommends a specialist, he/she will send in a referral form and an appointment will be arranged at either Stroger Hospital or Oak Forest Hospital, where payment is determined based upon income.

Orland Township is an Access to Care registration site. To be eligible for Access to Care you must:
1. Live in SUBURBAN Cook County or northwest Chicago (west of Pulaski Road AND north of North Avenue).
2. Have family income of less than 300% of the federal poverty limit.
3. Have no health insurance (or a deductible of $500 or more per person) and be ineligible for Medicare, Medicaid, All Kids, FamilyCare or CountyCare.

Those who meet the eligibility requirements may call the Township office at (708) 403-4222 for an appointment and a staff member will assist with the application process. Visit www.accesstocare.org for more information.

Orland Township focuses on preventive health care. The following fees represent discounts of as much as, if not more than, 50% per medical service. Please visit the Orland Township Office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, to select a participating physician and to purchase a voucher. Residents must schedule appointments with the health care provider directly.

Wellness Program Fees
Youth Physical Exam – $70
Adult Physical Exam – $70
Pediatric & Adult Ophthalmology Exam- $45
Chiropractic Exam – $45
Dental Screening* – $15
Dental Exam and Cleaning – $50
Dental Exam, Cleaning and Full X-rays -$100
Nutrition Consultation – $40
Routine Podiatry Exam – $30
Senior Podiatry Exam – $25
Physical Therapy (Free Initial Evaluation)
Allergy & Immunology – $75

(*does NOT include cleaning or x-rays)
Please note that physical examination vouchers may not be used in the case of illness; proof of residency is required at the time of discount voucher purchase.



Orland Township’s Nurses’ Closet provides donated medical equipment to residents for up to a 60-day period. The popular Nurses’ Closet would not be possible without the generosity of all who contribute items. Due to space limitations and infectious disease control requirements, we can only accept the following equipment: walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, shower chairs, unopened disposable pads and adult incontinence products. To donate or utilize,  please call (708) 403-4222.

Ageless Grace

Excited to introduce this new program that increases brain health through physical movements.  The exercises are designed to be practiced in a chair.  Anyone who wants to stay cognitively fit and vibrant through stimulation of neuroplasticity this is the perfect class for you. Classes meet on Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. The fee is $48 for residents and $53 for non-residents.  To register for an upcoming session please call (708) 403-4222.

Meditation Classes

The Health Services Department is very excited to welcome and introduce Dr. Thomas C. McGarrity who has a Doctorate of Spiritual Ministry from The Wisdom School of Graduate Studies at Ubiquity University in Mill Valley, California.  He has authored two spiritual books … Divine Power Speaks with the Buddha … and … Enlightenment and Other Divinely Magical Moments.  He completed past-life regression therapy training with Dr. Brian Weiss of The Weiss Institute and studied extensively under Dr. David R. Hawkins of The Institute of Advanced Consciousness Research. Dr. McGarrity has been leading guided meditation classes for the last twelve years.  His customized approach takes us to a place of deep calm and spiritual restoration.  We are thrilled to have Dr. McGarrity at Orland Township offering this class and urge you not to miss this opportunity.  Classes meet Thursdays, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. The fee is $45 for residents and $50 for non-residents. To register for an upcoming session please call (708) 403-4222.

Tai Chi
The graceful, slow speed of styles, coupled with an emphasis on deep breathing and mental focus of Tai Chi creates balance, flexibility and calmness. And that relieves stress and allows for the integration of mind and body. Tai Chi also strengthens the immune system and helps with arthritis, high blood pressure and osteoporosis.

Tai Chi is offered at the Township office by a certified instructor and meets on Mondays, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. and/or Fridays, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. for an eight week session. The fee for 1-day a week is $30 for residents and $40 for non-residents, 2-day a week session is $60 for residents and $70 for non-residents. To register for an upcoming session, call (708) 403-4222.

Yoga
Yoga can help you maintain your mental clarity and increase your energy level. Just one yoga session can lift your spirits and brighten your day. If you have never tried yoga before, you are in for a special treat. Classes meet on Tuesday from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. The fee is $48 for residents, and $53 for non-residents. To register for an upcoming session, call (708) 403-4222.

Strong N’ Fit

Simple movement and weight lifting during this 45-minute exercise class will increase your strength, improve bone density, and enhance your mood.  Participants should bring a mat and a set of either 1lb to 5 lb weights.  Class will be led by certified instructor Barbara Cachey. Classes meet on Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.  The fee is $40 for residents and $50 for non-residents. To register for an upcoming session call (708) 403-4222.

Health Coaching 

Make a 3 month commitment for your health and meet privately, one on one, with board certified, health and wellness coach and weight management specialist, Lynn Kata, to discuss your current health status and create an action plan to achieve your goals. Lynn will teach you to eat better without extreme diets, or quick fix shakes, move better, without dreaded gyms and difficult exercises, lose weight regardless of how many times you have tried, and most importantly, feel great. The fee is $75 (Initial one-hour meeting); $50 (Weekly 30 minute session). To make an appointment, please call (708) 403-4222.

Orland Township is collecting slightly used shoes for Share Your Soles, a non-profit, tax-exempt, charitable organization dedicated to providing shoes to those around the world in need. While there are many charities involved in this effort, Share Your Soles is the original organization. It began with the simple concept of sharing gently used shoes with those in need. Wherever there is a need, they will provide shoes. A drop-off box is located in the Orland Township office.

Guidelines for Donating Shoes
Please be sure the donated shoes are new or only gently worn, with the soles clean and ready to withstand frequent use. Shoes should not have holes and the bottoms should still be intact. In almost all cases, the donated shoes are the only pair of shoes the recipient has ever received or will receive for a very long time.

Types of Shoes to Donate
Share Your Soles accepts and distributes shoes of any type and size. This includes athletic shoes, sandals, school shoes, dress shoes, work shoes, snow boots, flip flops, walking shoes, slippers, soccer cleats, football cleats, wrestling shoes, high heels, etc. The need for children’s shoes is always the greatest, but any type of shoe will be accepted.

The Coast2Coast Rx Card is a free discount prescription card provided to residents of Orland Township. The program includes U.S. pharmacies and provides annual savings of up to 55%. Savings on a single prescription can range from 1% or 2%, up to 95% off the retail price of the drug.

The card is FREE to use and can be used immediately by any family member. There is no age, income or other exclusion, and there are no forms to fill out. Cardholders save on both brand name and generic drugs and may save as much as 60% on their dental needs, an average of 10% to 50% on their vision needs, and 35% on their hearing needs, diabetes supplies, and lab and imaging tests.

Simply take the card to one of the 59,000-plus participating pharmacies, including Walgreens, CVS, Costco, Sam’s Club, Target and Walmart, and start saving today.

Visit www.coast2coastrx.com to print your card today or stop by the Township office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, where a card is waiting for you!

Disability parking placards are valid for a temporary period of three months. Please call Orland Township at (708) 403-4222 for additional information.
Orland Township and its residents are working hard to conserve water and protect the environment for generations to come. The old advice to flush unused pharmaceuticals down the toilet is now considered the least desirable option. A few small steps can make an important difference in safeguarding lives and protecting the environment.

Disposal of Medications in Pill Form – FOR RESIDENTS OF ORLAND PARK ONLY
To dispose of medications in pill form, please visit:
Orland Park Police Department
15100 S. Ravinia Ave.
Orland Park
(The Police Department accepts unwanted over-the-counter and prescription medications in pill form only.  No liquids, aerosols, or syringes.)

Disposal of Medications in Liquid, Cream or Powder Form
Never flush unused medications down the toilet. Remember to remove personal information from prescription labels before recycling the container. For more information on medication disposal visit EPA Illinois.

Sharps Containers

Five-quart Sharps containers are available at Orland Township for $15.00 (Price includes disposal fee). In order to use Orland Township’s sharps disposal service, you may  purchase a container from the Township and return when full for proper disposal, or pay $10.00 to disposal of a sharps container purchased elsewhere.