pillsHEALTH SERVICES

The Orland Township Health Services department is dedicated to promoting and providing services that focus on wellness, preventative health care, and health education. There are no age or income guideline requirements.

 

Caitlin McElroy, Health Services Coordinator
Phone: (708) 403-4222
Email: caitlinm@orlandtownship.org

 

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

Immunization Clinics

Immunization clinics are held monthly at the Orland Township office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Orland Township may administer vaccines only to children (up to and including those age 18) who are uninsured, underinsured, Medicaid-eligible (including All Kids), or are Native American (American Indian or Alaska Native). Underinsured means 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.

If an eligible child does not reside within the Township and does not have Medicaid/All Kids coverage, an administration fee of $20 per shot will be charged.

ORLAND TOWNSHIP IMMUNIZATION CLINIC DATES
All clinics held at the Orland Township office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave.

Date
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014.

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015.

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015.

Saturday, March 7, 2015.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

Saturday, July 25, 2015.

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015… Back to School Health Fair 

Time
6 to 8 p.m.

9 to 11 a.m.

6 to 8 p.m.

9 to 11 a.m.

6 to 8 p.m.

9 to 11 a.m.

6 to 8 p.m.

9 to 11 a.m.

6 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 at a reduced price to all residents 19 years of age and older.

Adult Vaccine List:
HPV

Pneumococcal

Hep A

TB

Hep B

Tdap

IPV

Meningococcal

Hep A and Hep V

MMR

Typhoid

Shingles

Varicella


$140 per shot

$60

$60 per shot

$10

$60 per shot

$55

$45

$60

$60 per shot

$60

$60

$170

$125


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. Vaccines are provided free at no cost to the provider (Orland Township) or the patient.

 

Who is qualified for free vaccines thru the VFC Program at Orland Township?
Medicaid, 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?
Privately insured children (children with vaccine insurance benefits), even those without a medical home, cannot be vaccinated with VFC vaccine at any location. These children must be vaccinated with privately acquired vaccine.

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.

On the fourth Wednesday of the month from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Orland Township hosts “Wellness Wednesday.” Blood pressure screenings are available for free. Basic cholesterol screenings are also available for $5 ($10 for non-residents), and glucose screenings are available for an additional $5 ($10 for non-residents); a 9 to 12-hour fast is required and patients should drink water during their fasting period for optimum results. An appointment is necessary; please call (708) 403-4222. 

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. You may also click HERE for a list of physicians. Residents must schedule appointments with the health care provider directly.

Wellness Program Fees
Youth Physical Exam
Adult Physical Exam
Pediatric & Adult Ophthalmology Exam
Chiropractic Exam
Dental Screening*
Dental Exam and Cleaning
Dental Exam, Cleaning and Full X-rays
Nutrition Consultation
Routine Podiatry Exam
Senior Podiatry Exam
Physical Therapy (Free Initial Evaluation)
Allergy & Immunology

$35
$40
$45
$45
$15
$50
$100
$40
$30
$25
$45
$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 Depends/diapers boxes, unopened bed pads, and lift chairs. To donate medical equipment, please call (708) 403-4222.

On the first Friday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m., Orland Township hosts “Fit as a Fiddle Friday.” Medical professionals from VCP Home Health Care, Inc. conduct free blood pressure and balance screenings, as well as glucose screenings for $5 ($10 for non-residents). Balance screenings can prevent serious and life-altering falls in the elderly.

On the third Thursday of the month from 8:30 to 11 a.m., Orland Township offers a complete cholesterol analysis (Total Lipid Profile testing). This test 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. Glucose testing also is available for an additional $5 ($10 for non-residents).

The Total Lipid Profile testing cost is $25 for residents and $30 for non-residents. An appointment is required for this test. To reserve a spot, call Orland Township at (708) 403-4222, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Free screenings by Dr. Mark Gagnon are available for all Orland Township at the Orland Township office. To schedule an appointment, 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 from 9 to 10 a.m., for eight weeks per session. A nominal fee of $30 for residents and $40 for non-residents is required. To register for an upcoming session, call (708) 403-4222 today!

Zumba Gold Classes
Zumba Gold is a dance fitness party that combines simple steps and Latin rhythms to create a fun workout. The class is low-impact and is perfect for the beginner or older participant. Zumba Gold classes strive to improve your balance, strength, flexibility, and, most importantly, the heart. The fee is $30 for residents, and $40 for non-residents. To register for an upcoming session, call (708) 403-4222 today!

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. The fee is $40 for residents, and $50 for non-residents. To register for an upcoming session, call (708) 403-4222 today!

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
To dispose of medications in pill form, please visit:
Orland Hills Police Department
16039 S. 94th Ave.
Orland Hills
(The Police Department accepts medication in pill form only.)

Disposal of Medications in Liquid, Cream or Powder Form
To dispose of medications in liquid, cream or powder form, please follow these simple steps:
1. Pour medication into a sealable plastic bag. If medication is solid (pill, liquid capsule, etc.), crush it or add water to dissolve.
2. Add kitty litter, sawdust or coffee grounds to the plastic bag.
3. Seal the bag and put into the trash.
4. Remove and destroy any personal identification labels from the containers before recycling them.

Disposal of Needles
Used needles, stored in a Sharps container, may be disposed of at Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Sharps containers may also be purchased at the Township; the fee for a one-quart container is $4 and a five-quart container is $7.

If you are a medical professional in need of needle disposal, please contact Stericycle at (800) 633-9278.

 

 

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