News from the Township:
Stickney Public Health District Now offering Affordable Care Act Info and Registration
Stickney Public Health District is dedicated to spreading the word about Get Covered Illinois and the range of health insurance options and community resources that are available to residents.
With the deadline approaching for open enrollment of March 31st, an increased number of counselors are on hand to supply information to community members, in both English and Spanish, about the new health insurance options available through Get Covered Illinois – The Official Health Marketplace.
“Residents should sign up sooner, rather than later,” says Nicole Litterio, In-Person Counselor for the health district. After March 31st, cautions Latterio, there will be four months before another open enrollment period is offered and penalties for the non-insured could be incurred.
“We are committed to improving the health of the community “said Louis Viverito, Health Board President and Stickney Township Supervisor “We’re here to make sure community members know about the affordable health insurance options that are available to them, and to get the information and assistance they need to sign up for the plan that is best for them.”
To that end, Litterio will be on-site to assist in taking registrations and answering questions at the Stickney Township Medical Center, 5635 State Road in Burbank. Residents may call 708 424-9200 to make an appointment. Evening hours are available.
Additionally, Litterio will also be holding some community events for the convenience of residents.
Registrations will be taken at the Prairie Trail Library, 8449 S. Moody in Burbank every third Tuesday until June from 5 to 6 p.m. The Burbank Park District Fusion Recplex Center at 6100 W. 85th Street will also be a site for information and registrations on February 10, March 10, April 14 and May 12 from 5-6 p.m.
For information about other community events, visit www.GetCoveredIllinois.gov/events. Residents may also call Stickney Public Health District at 708/424-9200 with any questions or to make an appointment for assistance in the enrollment process.
Stickney Township Medical Center Now Offering Eye Care Services
Eye care services are now available at the Stickney Township Medical Center at 5635 State Road in Burbank, from the Illinois Eye Institute. Most major insurance is accepted including, Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield and more. (Patients are responsible for applicable private insurance co-pays.)
Residents who do not have insurance may enroll in the Stickney Township Vision Plan for free. A comprehensive eye examination (including glasses prescription) will cost $55.
Call 708/424-9200 to schedule an appointment.
Township Residents Save With Discount Prescriptions
Coast2CoastRx Cards Available
- Stickney Township has joined other townships throughout Cook, Lake, DuPage and McHenry Counties in offering the Coast2Coast Rx Card, a FREE prescription drug card that can benefit your entire family. Participants have saved more than 60% on their prescrioptions.
While the card is generally for people without health insurance, in some cases it may offer better pricing than certain health insurance plans. So it is important for residents to compare pricing whether or not they have insurance. Plus, some medications might not be covered in health plans that are covered by the Coast2Coast Rx Card.
Here are some of the Coast2Coast Rx plan highlights:
- 59,000 plus participating pharmacies including major chains and most indepdendents
- Over 60,000 drugs included in the formulary
- Savings of up to 65% on brand name generics
- Card is good for the entire family
- Card has no expiration date and may be used as of then as needed
- Card is good for pet prescriptions when filled at a a participating pharmacy
Stop by Stickney Township offices to pick up your free Coast2Coast Rx discount prestcription card today. Most pharmacies in the Township have cards available. To download your discounted prescription card go to www.coast2coastrx.com go to print free card, go under township and make sure to download the Stickney Township Card.
THE COAST2COAST Rx CARD IS NOT INSURANCE AND NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE INSURANCE.