News from the Township:
Stickney Township Medical Center Now Offering Eye Care Services
Beginning July 25 eye care services will be 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.
Governor Quinn Opens More Than 100 Cooling Centers to Help Residents Beat the Heat - State Agencies Urge Safety During Record High Temperatures
Governor Quinn and the Illinois Department of Public Health are encouraging Illinoisans to watch for signs of heat-related illnesses. Symptoms of heat-related illness include headaches, skin that is hot to the touch, increased body temperature, loss of consciousness, seizures and irregular heartbeats.
CHICAGO – With hot weather expected for the remainder of the week, Governor Pat Quinn is urging residents to take advantage of the state’s cooling centers. The state has opened more than 100 cooling centers around Illinois, in order to help those without air conditioning find respite from the heat.
“High temperatures can be extremely dangerous, especially for senior citizens and young children,” Governor Quinn said. “I urge all residents to take the safety steps necessary to stay cool, and be alert for signs of heat-related illness.”
The cooling centers are located at Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) offices throughout the state. IDHS cooling centers are open to the public during regular business hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition to the IDHS cooling centers, the Illinois Tollway Oases in the Chicago area are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To stay cool and avoid illness, people should increase their fluid intake but avoid drinks with caffeine, alcohol and sugar; decrease strenuous, outdoor physical activity and remain in air-conditioning when possible.
The Illinois Department on Aging also encourages relatives and friends to make daily visits or calls to senior citizens living alone. When temperatures and humidity are extremely high, seniors and people with chronic health conditions should be monitored for dehydration and other effects of extreme heat. Additionally, seniors should eat lighter meals, take longer and more frequent rests, and drink plenty of fluids.
To find a cooling center near you, call the IDHS hotline at (800) 843-6154 or visit www.dhs.state.il.us.
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.