Health Services

Orland Township Health Services promotes and provides services to residents of Orland Township and a portion of Tinley Park, while focusing on wellness, preventive health care and health education. There are no age or income guideline requirements. Further information can be obtained by calling the Health Services Coordinator, Caitlin McElroy at (708) 403-4222.

  • Health Services Chair: Patrick Feldner
     
  • Health Services Coordinator: Caitlin McElroy


Please feel free to review all the services offered by Orland Township.

LATEST NEWS

Children's Vaccinations Available to the Underinsured at Orland Township 

Orland Township has recently gained approval from the Illinois Department of Public Health to provide immunizations to local underinsured children at its monthly immunization clinic.

Vaccines are available to children 18 and under who are either uninsured, underinsured, Medicaid-eligible (includes All Kids), Native American or Alaskan Native. Underinsured means that the child has health insurance, but it does not cover any vaccines, certain vaccines, or it has a fixed dollar limit or cap for vaccines, and once that cap is reached a child is ineligible. With valid proof of Orland Township residency, vaccines are free of charge. For children residing outside of the township’s boundaries, a $20 administration fee per vaccine will be collected. An up-to-date shot record is mandatory to receive any vaccine, and children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Available children’s vaccines include DTaP, DTaP-Hep B-IPV, DTaP-IPV-Hib, DTaP-IPV, Hep A, Hep B, Hep B-Hib, HPV, Meningococcal, MMR, IPV, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus, Tdap and Varicella. Adult vaccines are offered to Orland Township residents only and are available at a discounted rate. Adult vaccines include HPV, Pneumococcal, Hep A, Tuberculosis, Hep B, Tdap, IPV, Meningococcal, Hep A-Hep B, MMR, Typhoid and Shingles. Proof of residency is required.

 

Health Services Offerings

Access to Care

This program is an option for residents of Cook County that do not have health insurance.  Administered by the Suburban Primary Health Care Council, Access to Care helps those adults who meet the program guidelines. 

Diabeties Monitoring

Fasting blood sugar tests are offered 3 times per month for a $5.00 fee. The tests are administered on the fourth Wednesday of the month (Wellness Wednesday), first Friday of the month and third Thursday of the month.

Cholesterol Testing

Cholesterol Screenings ($5.00) are available on 4th Wednesday of the month, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Total Lipid Profile Cholesterol Testing allows with this simple finger stick, the results of total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), TC/HDL ratio and VLDL readings may be obtained.

Emergency ID Bracelets

Immunization Clinic

Immunization Clinics

Immunization clinics are held monthly at the Orland Township office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave. Orland Township may administer vaccines only to children (up to and including those age 18) who are uninsured, underinsured (insurance plan does not include vaccine coverage), Medicaid-eligible (including All Kids), or are Native American (American Indian, Alaska Native).

Nurse's Closet

Lean on the Nurse’s Closet......for those in need of temporary equipment, the Nurses’ Closet is a convenient option for the residents of Orland Township.  Residents can borrow medical equipment for up to 60 days.

Temporary Handicap Parking Placards

Podiatry Screenings

The long trek to healthy feet ends at Orland Township.  We are pleased to offer free screenings for the residents of our community if you suffer from any of the following:

Welliness Services

Please visit the Orland Township office at 14807 S. Ravinia Avenue to select a physician for school, camp, or sports physicals; a dentist for a screening examination, cleaning or x-rays; an ophthalmologist or optometrist for a vision examination; a chiropractor for an examination; or a podiatrist for an examination and debridement, from the list of those participating.

Arthritus Programs

The Arthritis Foundation exercise program, “Joints in Motion” and “Tai Chi”  is a community-based, non-clinical group exercise program. It was designed to to help those who have joint and/or muscle problems achieve improved joint mobility, muscle strength and endurance, in order to improve the performance of daily activities. Exercises are done while sitting in a chair or standing. Participants are not required to perform floor exercises but such exercises will be reviewed.

Nutrition

Red Cross Babysitting Certification Course

This course is offered quarterly to our young residents.    Designed for 11 to 15 year olds, the Babysitter’s Training course teaches our youths to care for children and infants; be a good leader and role model; make good decisions and solve problems; handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents; write resumes and interview for jobs.

Childrens Health Fair

Orland Township is home to four school districts and over 10, 000 school aged children.   This program, which is offered in the month of July, gives parents the peace of mind that their child will start the first day of school with dental, physical, immunizations and vision testing properly completed by our Township Doctors and Nurses. 

Medical Waste Acceptance Program

Orland Township health services is offering a medical waste acceptance program which allows the residents to dispose of needles and syringes in the proper manner.  All accepted materials must be placed in appropriate containers and may be purchased at the township.

Vial of Life

With the Vial of Life program, your current medical history will be on hand so that medical personnel can act quickly, should you not be able to provide the information.

Seminars & Workshops

 

 

 

 

Taking control of Atrial Fibillation- Thursday, September 12th 6 p.m.


Dr. Thomas Bump, Electrophysiologist, will present up to date information on:

  • Who is at Risk of Developing Atrial Fibrillation?
  • What are the Treatment Options?
  • How to Decrease the Risk of Stroke Associated with Atrial Fibrillation.

 

Blood Pressure Screenings will also be available.