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Illinois Health Care

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The Illinois Department of Public Health believes in taking major health
initiatives to protect the general health of people of Illinois and countless visitors to the state.

The department was created to regulate medical practitioner and to protect sanitation. Image source:
Maintaining the quality of our food, advanced hospital and nursing home care, to check the well-being of recreation areas, supervising the inspection of milk producing farms, maintaining the state's vital records and screening newborns for hereditary diseases are just some of the duties of IDPH. The Department is organized into six offices, each of which addresses a distinct area of public health. Each office operates and supports numerous ongoing programs and is prepared to respond to extraordinary situations as they arise.

Contact Details-

Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
Phone 217-782-4977
Fax 217-782-3987
TTY 800-547-0466

Illinois Healthcare Program

It is an initiative by Illinois Health Department to establish quality, efficient and affordable healthcare. Reforms are intended to make healthcare system more efficient and cost-effective. These reforms make sure that there are enough doctor’s offices or clinics where people can get primary healthcare services instead of depending on emergency rooms and it also works upon emphasizing prevention and wellness to keep people healthy and fit.

Contact Details-
Springfield Main Office:
Prescott Bloom Building
201 South Grand Avenue, East
Springfield, Illinois 62763
Chicago Main Office:
401 South Clinton
Chicago, Illinois 60607

Illinois Supportive Living Program

Illinois started the Supportive Living Program for low-income older persons and persons with disabilities under Medicaid. For more information on Supportive Living program click here.

Department of Healthcare and Family Services

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) provides healthcare coverage for adults and children who qualify for Medicaid and also manages Child Support Services to help children of Illinois getting financial support from both parents. It has two divisions that comprise of Medical Program and Child Support Services.

For information on Medical Program of Illinois click here.

For information on Child Support Services of Illinois click here.

Hospitals in IllinoisIllinois Healthcare Services

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
Contact Details-
200 Stahlhut Drive, Lincoln, IL 62656, United States
Phone: 1 217-732-2161
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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Contact Details- 1775 Dempster Street, Park Ridge, IL 60068, United States
Phone: 1 847-723-2210.
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Holy Cross Hospital
Contact Details- 2701 West 68th Street, Chicago, IL 60629, United States
Phone: 1 773-884-9000

Saint Anthony Hospital
Contact Details- 2875 West 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60623, United States
Phone: 1 773-484-1000

Palos Community Hospital
Contact Details-12251 South 80th Avenue, Palos Heights, IL 60463, United States
Phone: 1 708-923-4000

Centegra Health Systems
Contact Details- 4201 West Medical Center Drive, McHenry, IL 60050, United States
Phone: 1 815-759-4059

Silver Cross Hospital
Contact Details-1900 Silver Cross Boulevard, New Lenox, IL 60451, United States
Phone: 1 815-300-1100

View the map of all hospitals of Illinois here

Dental Clinics in Illinois-

Tamms Medical & Dental Clinic
Contact Details-
290 Railroad St
Tamms, IL - 62988

Hardin County Dental Clinic
Contact Details-
226 Main St
Rosiclare, IL - 62982

Harrisburg Medical and Dental Clinic
Contact Details-
205 North Main St
Harrisburg, IL - 62946

Carmi Dental Clinic
Contact Details-
1400 West Main
Carmi, IL - 62821

Community Health West Town Dental Clinic

Contact Details-
2611 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL - 60622

Alivio Medical Center - Cicero Dental Clinic
Contact Details-
4842 West Cermak Road
Cicero, IL - 60804

CDS Foundation Dental Clinic
Contact Details-
416 E. Roosevelt Rd., Suite 102
Wheaton, IL - 60187

Bridgeview Dental Clinic - Cook County Dept. of Health
Contact Details-
10220 South 76th Avenue, Suite 250
Bridgeview, IL - 60455

Community Nurse Health Association Dental Clinic
Contact Details-
27 Calendar Ave
LaGrange, IL - 60525
(708) 352-0081

Dental Center at RML Bethany
Contact Details-
3435 West Van Buren Street, Suite G30
Chicago, IL - 60624

Blood Banks of Illinois

Central Blood Bank
Contact Details-
Central Blood Bank
Five Parkway Center
875 Greentree Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Community Blood Services of Illinois
Contact Details-
Regional Health Resource Center
1408 University Avenue
Urbana, Illinois 61801-2341
217-367-2202 FAX: 217-367-6403
800-217-GIVE (4483)

Community Blood Services of Illinois
Contact Details-
5500 Lakeview Parkway
Davenport, IA 52807
(800) 747-5401 | (563) 359-5401

Heartland Blood Centers
It has many branches in Illinois which includes Crystal Lake, Elgin, Aurora, Joliet, Winfield, Westmont, Geneva. Visit its website to read more on it.

Illinois Medicaid

Medicaid is an equally supported state and Federal government program that pays for medically necessary services.
Illinois Medicaid ServicesImage Source:http://www2.illinois.gov/
Medicaid pays for medical services for children and their caretakers, pregnant women, and persons who are disabled, blind or 65 years of age or older.

Primary services funded through Medicaid are physician, hospital and long term care. Additional coverage includes drugs, medical equipment and transportation, family planning, laboratory tests, x-rays and other medical services.

General Program Requirements

In order to get benefit of this program, you need to be a resident of the state of Illinois, a U.S. national, and citizen, permanent resident, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be described as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, a parent or relative caretaker of a dependent children under age 19, blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, or be 65 years of age or older.

If you and your family are eligible for Medicaid, you have two basic decisions to make on how your health care will be conveyed.
  • Each member of your family can decide his or her own medical choice or medical home.

  • Everyone in your family can have a different doctor, clinic or managed care program, or your family can be with one doctor, a clinic or a managed care plan.

  • You and your family will receive the same covered medical services under both options. Additional benefits may be available to you and your family under a managed care plan.
To learn more about Illinois Medicaid, please visit here.

Contact details-
Illinois Department of Public Health |
535 West Jefferson Street | Springfield, Illinois 62761
Phone 217-782-4977 | Fax 217-782-3987 | TTY 800-547-0466

Health Statistics and Index of Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) gathers and estimates millions of health statistics to determine development toward state and national health goals. These numbers also gives the basis for executing public health plans for disease deterrence and health endorsement.

Birth records are not public records and only the following are entitled to receive certified copies:
  • Person named on the record of 18 years of age or older

  • Parent shown on the record

  • Legal guardian or legal representative of the child. Written evidence or guardianship or legal representation is required.
The Illinois Department of Public Health conserves the state's data on births, deaths, marriages etc. Birth and death records unruffled by the Department date back to 1916 [1]. Usually, these records are obtainable only to the person named on the record or to an associate of his or her instant family.

For more information click here.

Marriage records are kept by the Division of Vital Records. Certified copies are only accessible at the county clerk in the county where the marriage took place.
The facts of a marriage include: names, dates of birth, date of event and city/county of event.

For more information click here.

Death records are not public records and are only obtainable to those who have a personal or property right. If you are not a relative of the deceased person, a communication or certificate from the office or agency that needs the death certificate must come with the request.The Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Vital Records offers two types of copies of death certificates. A certified copy is suitable for legal purposes and the uncertified copy is for other purposes.

For more information click here

Civil Union records are reserved by the Division of Vital Records. Certified copies are accessible from the county clerk in the county where the civil union occurs.
The Division of Vital Records can confirm the essentials of a civil union that has taken place from January 1, 2012 through the current index date available[2]. The facts of a civil union include: names, dates of birth, date of event and city/county of event.

View the IDPH Shelter Care Facilities here.

View the IDPH Migrant Labor Camps here.

View the IDPH Licensed Campgrounds here.

View the IDPH Licensed Youth Camps here .

View the IDPH Modular Dwellings here .

  1. Illinois Department of Public Health
  2. Vital Records
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