HEALTH CARE ACCESSIBILITY FAIR

A health care accessibility fair will be held next Saturday, February 25 between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Avenue West, Highland Park.

Information about free and reduced-cost health care options in our area, public health insurance information and other public assistance services will be available.

The fair is free and open to the public. To assist parents with young children, the Park District of Highland Park will host a free, supervised open gym during the event.  Adults with aging parents may also find the fair to be helpful.

The fair will begin with brief presentations from various health care providers, including Highland Park Hospital and North Shore Health Services – Lake County, followed by individual break-out sessions designed to connect participants with health care resources. The following will be available (click on the blue links for more details):

Highland Park Hospital:

  • Financial counselors to discuss health accessibility options
  • Free osteoporosis screening
  • Free glaucoma screening

Lake County Health Department – North Shore Health Center:

  • Free blood glucose screening
  • Free blood pressure screening
  • Explanation of free and reduced-cost health services

State of Illinois:

  • Department of Healthcare and Family Services staff to determine eligibility and register children in the All Kids Insurance program
  • Information regarding ICHIP (high-risk insurance pool via State of Illinois) and SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program-health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers)

Moraine Township:

Park District of Highland Park:

For more information about the health care accessibility fair, please contact Don Miner, City of Highland Park (847) 432-4110 or dminer@cityhpil.com.

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