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.
Body Composition Analysis
This is a test to measure your ratio of fat to lean body mass and involves attaching electrodes to your wrist and ankle and then passing a minute amount of electricity through your body. A computer then measures your body's resistance to the current and the higher the resistance, the greater the amount of fat tissue in your body. The computer will generate a comprehensive, four-page report that a Health Department nurses will review with you. The cost for this service is $6 and it is by appointment only.
Blood pressure screening clinics are available to Skokie residents and no appointments are necessary. Clinics can also be scheduled for special events at schools, health fairs, churches, synagogues, worksites, etc.
The test involves taking a drop of blood from your finger and placing it in an analyzer. The test results are available in less than three minutes. No appointment is necessary and the cost of the test is $6.
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.
This clinic is free of charge and is by appointment only. It consists of a basic hearing screening. If you fail the screening, an audiogram is done. The results are provided to you and referrals are made as needed.
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.
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. Information about adult immunizations for influenza, pneumonia, and tetanus can be obtained by calling the Health Department at 847/933-8252.
This screening is by appointment only and there is an $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.
This clinic is by appointment only and requires a 12 hour fast. The Lipid Profile includes tests for total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides. A LDL cholesterol level and HDL/LDL ratio is also computed. 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 Skokie residents and individuals employed by a Skokie business.
TB Skin Testing
The Personal Health Division provides testing for Skokie residents and individuals needing a TB skin test for employment in Skokie. You must return to the Health Department 72 hrs after receiving the test to have it read. Those who test positive will be referred to the proper agency for follow-up. There is $5 charge for this testing and an appointment required.