Health and Food Referrals

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Financially eligible residents may apply for the State of Illinois sponsored All Kids coverage for Illinois children 18 and under, or Family Care coverage for adult Illinois citizens or permanent residents, or to County Care, a managed care program provided through the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, which assists with doctor bills and prescription costs for those not covered by insurance, Medicare or Medicaid.   Applications for Medicaid can be processed through the Illinois Department of Human Services.

With the support of the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township, the PCC Community Wellness Center at 14 Lake Street will expand access to psychiatry services which will target Oak Park children and adults in need of support and medication management.  PCC has implemented a "no turn-away" policy for Oak Park residents seeking psychiatric services who have Medicaid, private insurance, or are uninsured.  For more information, please contact PC Behavioral Health Manager, Amanda Brooks, at 773-378-3347, ext. 4283.

For more information on local health resources, please contact the Village of Oak Park Health Department at 708.358.5480.


Medical Equipment Lending

The Township loans out medical equipment such as wheelchairs, canes, walkers and shower chairs free of charge for as long as the equipment is needed. We also invite donations of gently used medical equipment.  From more information, contact Oak Park Township Reception at 708.383.8005.


Food Assistance

Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry is located in the lower level of First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake Street, Oak Park and provides hunger relief, benefits counseling and nutritional counseling to eligible families living in 12 zip codes in Cook County.  For more information, please contact the Food Pantry at 708.386.1324.

Oak Park Township Senior Services provides meal programs for residents of Oak Park and River Forest age 60 and over, including home delivered meals for those who are homebound and our congregate meals at 130 S Oak Park Ave.  For more information, call Township Senior Services at 708.383.8060.

IDHS and the Greater Chicago Food Depository is distributing free milk to families from October 23, 2018 through March 2019.  IDHS customers can pick up milk in the parking lots of the six participating local offices.  Please see the entire list of participating offices here.  For more information, please contact the Food Depository at 773-247-FOOD.  The nearest IDHS location to Oak Park is:
West Suburban IDHS, 2701 West Lake Street, Melrose Park, IL  60160
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from November 7th, 2018 through March 20th, 2019 

For more Health and Food information and referrals, please contact the Township's Information Secretary at 708.383.8005.


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