Health Department - Personal Health

The Health Department's Personal Health Division provides a variety of clinics and services to Skokie residents. The following clinics are available from the Personal Health Division. 

A current listing of the dates and times for all clinics offered by the Personal Health Division is available in the Community Calendar section of this web site.

If you have any questions or would like to register for one of the clinics, call the Personal Health Division of the Skokie Health Department at 847/933-8252.


Adult Services (clients must live or work in Skokie)

Adult Hearing Screening
This clinic is free of charge and appointments must be made in advance.  Clinics consist of an audiogram and results are provided. Referrals are made as needed.

Blood Pressure
Blood pressure screening clinics are available at no cost and without an appointment on the following dates and times: Tuesdays between 2 and 4 p.m., Thursdays between 9 a.m. and noon, and the first and third Wednesday evenings of the month between 5 and 7 p.m.  Clinics may also be scheduled for special events at schools, health fairs, churches, synagogues, worksites, etc.

Diabetes Screening
Offered by appointment only, this screening requires an eight-hour fast prior to taking the test. A simple finger stick is required to obtain the sample and the results will be available in less than a minute. There is a $5 fee for this service.

Hemoccult Testing
This $5 test screens for occult blood in the feces, which can be an indicator of possible colorectal cancer. Residents can stop by the Health Department to pick up a test kit. The testing is done in the privacy of your own home. Once the test is completed, the kit is returned to the Health Department for processing by the Personal Health Division staff. The results will be sent to you by mail. There is a $5 fee for this service.

Lipid Profile
This clinic is by appointment only and requires a 12 hour fast.  The Lipid Profile includes tests for total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.  The test requires blood from a simple finger stick and the results are available in less than ten minutes. The cost of this test is $15.

Stop Smoking Clinic
The Health Department periodically offers stop-smoking clinics for anyone who wants to quit smoking. There is no residence or employment requirement for this clinic. There is a $15 fee for this service and registration is required prior to the first session.

TB Skin Testing
The Personal Health Division provides testing for anyone who lives, works or attends school in Skokie. You must return to the Health Department 72 hours after receiving the test to have it read. Those who test positive will be referred to the proper agency for follow-up.  There is a $5 charge for this test and an appointment is required.


Child Services (clients must live or attend school in Skokie)

Immunizations
Childhood immunizations are available for a $5 clinic fee for children who live in Skokie or attend a Skokie school. A complete record of your child's previous vaccinations must be provided prior to finalizing an appointment.  Further information about immunizations can be obtained by calling the Health Department at 847/933-8252.

Lead Screening
This screening is by appointment only and there is a $25 charge. The charge is waived if the family meets income eligibility guidelines. A small amount of blood is obtained through a finger or heel stick and sent to a laboratory for analysis. The results are available in one week.

TB Skin Testing
The Personal Health Division provides testing for children who live or attends school in Skokie. You must return to the Health Department 72 hours after receiving the test to have it read. Those who test positive will be referred to the proper agency for follow-up. There is a $5 charge for this testing and an appointment is required


Adult Immunizations (Skokie residents only)

Tetanus Diphtheria and Pertussis
The Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis immunization is available to Skokie residents. There is a $45 charge for this vaccination and an appointment is required.

Hepatitis B (series of three)
The Hepatitis B immunization is available to Skokie residents. This immunization comes in a series of three for which there is a $57 charge PER SHOT. An appointment is required.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella
The Measles/Mumps/Rubella immunization is available to Skokie residents. There is a $59 charge for this vaccination and an appointment is required.

Shingles
The Zostavax immunization is available to Skokie residents over the age of 60. There is a $180 charge for this vaccination and an appointment is required. The charge may be waived if the individual meets income eligibility guidelines.

Pneumonia
The pneumonia immunization is available to Skokie residents over the age of 65. There is no charge for this vaccination and an appointment is required. If you have Medicare part B, it will be billed for this service.