Welcome from the Skokie Health Department
Public health touches the lives of everyone, and Skokie is fortunate to have one of the few state-certified municipal health departments in Illinois. Skokie Health Department employees work every day to improve the quality of life in Skokie by ensuring safe food and water, maintaining vital birth and death records, controlling outbreaks of infectious diseases and much more.
Please call the Health Department at 847-933-8252 if you have additional questions.
National COVID-19 Emergency Ends in May 2023
On February 10, 2023, The White House made a statement anticipating the end of the national emergency concerning COVID-19 on May 11, 2023. While COVID-19 is still present, our nation has worked to respond in such a manner that allows us to function without a national emergency declaration.
While the national emergency was in effect, the federal government provided COVID-19 vaccines without a cost. Once the national emergency declaration ends on May 11, the federal government will no longer cover the cost of COVID-19 vaccines. While the cost of the COVID-19 vaccine is not yet confirmed, it could be as much as $130 per dose. Please schedule your COVID-19 vaccination now on the Village of Skokie website while it is still available for no cost.
We are recruiting mental and behavioral health professionals to join our Skokie Medical Reserves Volunteer Unit. Please contact Skokie Health Department for more information: 847-933-8252
Are you South Asian? Do you have High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol or Diabetic and are between the ages of 18-65? You could qualify for a health screening at NO COST and compensated for your participation. Click here for more details.
The Animal Control Department has now relocated to the Skokie Police Department on Niles Center Road. For Animal Control inquiries click here or call them directly at (847) 982-5970
Birth & Death Records
The Skokie Health Department has served as the local registrar for all births and deaths that have occurred within the Village since 1969. Learn how to obtain a copy or a birth or death record.
Stay up to date with the Village of Skokie's coronavirus.
Directory of Health Department Services
View the list of services offered by the Health department, in order alphabetically.
One of the primary goals of the Village of Skokie is to provide a safe and secure Village.
The Environmental Health Division of the Skokie Health Department is responsible for the enforcement of the Village's environmental health codes. Registered sanitarians inspect local restaurants, retail food establishments, nursing homes, day care centers, and day care homes.
Access answers to questions most commonly asked of the Health Department, ranging from where to get immunizations, to finding a lost pet.
Access the latest blurbs about health alerts, such as Zika, the Flu, and World Aids day.
Medical Reserve Corps
The Skokie Health Department has developed the Skokie Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), a group of volunteer health professionals, to enhance emergency preparedness and response capabilities.
Personal Health Services
The Health Department's Personal Health Division provides a variety of clinics and services to Skokie residents, such as adult hearing screening, diabetes screening, lipid profile, stop smoking clinic, adult and child immunizations, and more.
Lead Water Line Resident Survey
Medication Recycling Program
The Illinois Project for Local Assessment of Needs (IPLAN) is a community health assessment and planning process that is conducted every five years by local health jurisdictions in Illinois. A community health assessment is conducted to gather local data on demographics, diseases, quality of life and social determinants of health. Highlights of the data are shared with a community stakeholders to identify 3 priority issues. A corresponding community health improvement plan is developed to address the 3 priority issues through population level strategies and action plan. The Health and Human Services Department is facilitating this process, but it is community driven through the Skokie Health Equity Network.
Health ClinicsTo schedule an appointment for one of the Health Department's clinics or services, please call 847-933-8252.
Human Services offers a number of youth, family and senior programs and services. They are responsible for attending to the human service needs of the community. The Fair Housing Act Compliance and Neighborhood Mediation Program are also the responsibility of this Division. Please browse the Human Services section of this Home Page for more information on this Division. The Division acts as staff liaison to the Human Relations Commission.