Health & Wellness

Online Government Health Resources

Access to Care provides low income adults with primary health care assistance. – For real-time air quality data, input zip code

CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) The national health protection agency.

Cook County Department of Public Health

Illinois Department of Public Health

Illinois Free Dental Clinics

National Institutes of Health The national medical research agency 

Mental Health Resources

*Directory of Agency Partners 

*Crisis Response Page 

COVID-19 Vaccinations / Testing/Recovery Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Data Tracker provides up-to-date geographical data on the virus and variants for home and travel destinations.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

The CDC authorized two new bivalent booster vaccines fall, 2022 that include an mRNA component of the original strain to provide an immune response that is broadly protective against COVID-19 and an added mRNA component in common between the omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5 lineages to provide better protection against COVID-19 caused by the omicron variant.
COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available at pharmacies, hospitals, and other healthcare providers. The best way to locate a vaccine provider near you is to visit and search for bivalent booster availability.

Additional Places For Vaccination

COVID-19 Testing Locations & Test-to-treat

Free or low cost COVID-19 testing locations are also available throughout the state, including in Chicago, and can be found on the IDPH website’s testing locator page.
Options for obtaining tests and treatments -  test to treat site or by contacting your provider for treatment options, within 5 days of feeling ill.

COVID-19 Vaccination Records

If you were COVID-19 vaccinated/boosted in Illinois, you can Vax Verify and download the SMART™ Health Card online at the IL Department of Public Health.

SHIELD Saliva testing is free to the public through the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Walk-in testing is available at all sites. For more information, visit the IDPH COVID-19 Testing website.

COVID-19 Prevention Strategies from the CDC

The CDC continually updates best practices for prevention. 


Annual Fall Fest/Wellness Fair is scheduled for October 21, 2023 at North Shore Senior Center. Check back for more details!

*Update 6/30/2023