Personal Health Services

The Health Department's Personal Health Division provides a variety of clinics and services to Skokie residents by appointment.

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.

Child Services


Children must live or attend school in Skokie, and are of the ages of 18 and under.

Immunizations


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

Lead Screening


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

Well Child
Well-Child exams are offered to eligible children who live in Skokie from birth to 6 years of age.  Appointments are required.  Call for more information.

Adult Services


Clients must live or work in Skokie.

Adult Hearing Screening


This clinic is free of charge and appointments must be made in advance. Clinics consist of an audiogram and results are provided. Referrals are made as needed.  Call for dates.

Blood Pressure


Blood pressure screening clinics are available at no cost and by appointment on the following dates and times: 
  • Mondays
    9 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
    9 a.m. - 12 Noon & 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Clinics may also be scheduled for special events at schools, health fairs, churches, synagogues, worksites, etc.

Diabetes Screening


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.

Hemoccult Testing


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.

Lipid Profile


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.

Adult Immunizations


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.

Pneumonia


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.