Personal Health Services
A current listing of the dates and times for all clinics offered by the Personal Health Division is available in the Community Calendar.
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.
Children must live or attend school in Skokie, and are of the ages of 18 and under.
Immunizations by appointment only. A complete record of your child's previous vaccinations must be provided prior to finalizing an appointment.
Children who qualify for the immunizations program through the Skokie Health Department are:
- Children ages of 18 and under
- Children without healthcare insurance (uninsured)
- Children who are covered by health insurance, but the insurance does not cover the cost of vaccines (underinsured)
- Children who are eligible for Medicaid or enrolled in a Medicaid eligible program
- Children who are of American Indian or Alaska Native decent
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. Click here for the Hazards of Lead.
TB Skin Testing
The Personal Health Division provides testing for children who live or attends school in Skokie. This testing is offered by appointment on Mondays 9 am to 12 noon, on Tuesdays 9 am to 12 noon and 2 pm to 4 pm and must return on Thursday of the same week. Those who test positive will be referred to the proper agency for follow-up. There is a $10 charge for this testing and an appointment is required
Clients must live or work in Skokie.
Blood pressure screening clinics are available at no cost and by appointment on the following dates and times:
9 a.m. to 12 noon
- Tuesdays & Thursdays
9 a.m. - 12 Noon & 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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 $10 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 $10 fee for this service.
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. Click here for the schedule of the next clinic days.
TB Skin Testing
The Personal Health Division provides testing for anyone who lives, works or attends school in Skokie. This testing is offered by appointment on Mondays 9 am to 12 noon, Tuesdays 9 am to 12 noon and 2 pm to 4 pm and must return on Thursday of the same week. Those who test positive will be referred to the proper agency for follow-up. There is a $10 charge for this test and an appointment is required.
Skokie residents only and immunizations are provided to Skokie 19 years of age and older residents for a fee. An appointment is necessary and fees vary depending on the vaccination. For more information on immunization costs or to schedule an appointment, contact the Skokie Health Department.
Tetanus Diphtheria & Pertussis
The Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis immunization is available to Skokie residents. There is a fee 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 fee per shot. An appointment is required.
Measles, Mumps & Rubella
The Measles/Mumps/Rubella immunization is available to Skokie residents. There is a fee for this vaccination and an appointment is required.
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.
Adult Vaccines Available for Uninsured and Underinsured Skokie Residents
Are you an adult with health insurance that does not cover recommended vaccines? The Skokie Health Department has a limited supply of vaccines for adults age 19 years and older, and you may qualify. Available vaccines include, but are not limited to, Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis), Hepatitis B, HPV (Human Papilloma Virus), and MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella). For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call the Health Department at 847-933-8252.