Public Health Services

Some services are provided on a sliding fee scale basis. Certain eligibility requirements apply and will be discussed when you call to make your appointment.

If you are in need of services not listed here, please visit our Resource Locator for services near you.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

In the WIC program, suburban Cook County residents are offered services for nutrition classes, counseling, breast feeding support and food vouchers for financially eligible pregnant and/or breast-feeding women, infants and children up to five years of age.
WIC knows that good nutrition, starting with pregnancy, provides the best possible start for babies and children to grow up strong and healthy.

Services available:

  • Free health and nutrition screening
  • Vouchers or coupons for nutritious supplemental foods, such as milk, juice, cereal, eggs, cheese, beans, peanut butter, and extra foods (carrots and tuna) for breastfeeding mothers (infant formula is available for infants not exclusively breastfeeding)
  • Nutrition counseling and education; many session topics offered
  • Breastfeeding counseling and breast pumps for those in need
  • Referrals for medical care, immunizations/vaccinations, and other services
  • Coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmer's markets during summer months

Eligibility:

Resources

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

Services available for women 40 years of age and older:

  • Mammography screening
  • Pap smears
  • Instruction in breast self-examination
  • Assistance in completing application for Medicaid under the Treatment Act

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HIV/AIDS

Services available:

  • Counseling/Education
  • Referral to other services

Resources

Prenatal Program

Services available:

  • Verification of pregnancy (may be verified through a pregnancy test)
  • Completion of Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility (MPE)
  • Enrollment in WIC
  • Referral to primary care providers and Family Case Management Services
Resources

Tuberculosis

Services available:

  • Screening
  • Treatment for latent TB infections and TB disease including directly observed therapy
  • Case management for clients diagnosed with active TB.

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Vision & Hearing