Health and Safety Resources

Action for Children
Phone: 312-823-1100
Resource and referral agency for services including food stamps, All Kids, child care referrals, and subsidized child care; must meet income/eligibility requirements for certain servces; other services available to everyone.

All Kids Covered and Illinois Health Benefits Hotline
Phone: 866-ALL-KIDS (255-5437)
See section on Paying for Children’s Healthcare and Vision for more information.

American Academy of Pediatrics
Referrals to pediatricians, health/safety information, policy and more.

American Red Cross Greater Chicago Chapter
Phone: 312-729-6100
Provides training in CPR and First Aid and babysitter training for teenagers.
Information and guides on car seats.

Centers for Disease Control
Phone: 800-CDC-INFO (232-4636)
Provides health/safety information in English and Spanish 24/7.

The Children’s Clinic
320 W. Lake Street, Oak Park 60302
Phone: 708-848-0528
Sponsored by Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society
Provides a full range of medical services including nutritional screening and counseling. Provides mental health services including bilingual psychiatric evaluation and treatment. Available to low-income children (birth – age 18). Medicaid, All Kids, sliding fee scale. No child is refused care for inability to pay.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, 60611
Phone: 312-227-4000
One of the region’s major children’s hospitals.

Consumer Protection Safety Commission
Free email alerts announcing recalls of children’s products.

Cook County Health Department
Multiple clinic sites; call 708-450-5300 for clinic times and locations. Preventative health services for Cook County residents; includes well-child care, immunizations, dental and postpartum care; some services have income eligibility guidelines; other services available to everyone at no cost.

Family Case Management
Phone: 708-358-5484
Oak Park Residents
Helps parents locate and use local care providers for themselves and for their children; must meet income/eligibility requirements.

Forest Park Fire Department
7625 Wilcox, Forest Park, 60130
Phone: 708-366-1234
Car seat check for residents.

Home Child Care Provider Nurse Consultant
Phone: 708-358-5480
Helps home child care providers with communicable disease prevention, policy development, risk assessments, education and support with home visits.

Kids with Food Allergies Foundation Community
Food allergy management strategies for children and their families.
Information about children’s health, written for parents.

KidSource Online
Information about children’s health, education, and product safety.

Loyola Univ. Medical Ctr. Ronald McDonald Children’s Hospital
Phone: 877-216-KIDS
One of the region’s major children’s hospitals.

Maryville Academy Children’s Healthcare Center
4105 N. Oak Park Ave., Building B, Chicago 60634
Phone: 773-205-3600
Fax: 773-205-3630
Transitional care between hospital and home for medically fragile children from birth to age 21; training for caregivers. Respite care services also provided.

Merck Medical Library
Free layperson’s edition of The Merck Manual of Medical Information.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Child Safety
Child car safety information administered by the federal government.

Oak Park Department of Public Health
123 Madison Street, Oak Park 60302
Phone: 708-358-5480
Fax: 708-358-5515
Fax: 708-358-5515 (for confidential health information)
Preventative health services; including family case management (see Family Case Management); information about lead screenings; free immunizations for Oak Park residents by appointment only (call 708-358-5481); WIC nutrition services (see WIC – Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, Children: OP/CEDA WIC Program); call for more information and appointment.

Oak Park Fire Department
100 N. Euclid Avenue, Oak Park 60302
Phone: 708-445-3300
Regularly scheduled CPR classes (free for residents, $50 fee for non-residents); certified safety technician will do free car seat check by appointment; bring child and car seat to fitting; if possible, bring manuals for car and car seat.

Oak Park Police Department – Community Policing
123 Madison Street, Oak Park 60302
Contact Phyllis Howard: 708-358-5514 or 708-386-3800
Resident beat officers work with residents to resolve neighborhood safety issues.

PCC Family Health Centers
14 W. Lake St., Oak Park 60302
6201 W. Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn 60402
Phone: 708-383-0113 / 708-386-0845
Breastfeeding Support Line: 708-524-7679, ext. 1 Both PCC locations offer lactation consultation and home visits, breastfeeding peer counseling program for PCC primary-care patients. Maternal depression support is available at both sites for PCC primary-care patients. Comprehensive health care for all ages, including prenatal care; accepts private insurance, Medicaid, All Kids, sliding fee scale discount program available for uninsured patients. Call for an appointment. Behavioral health services include family and couples counseling. In order to receive behavioral health services, you must be a PCC primary-care patient.

Resurrection Immediate Care Center
7230 W. North Avenue, #106B, Elmwood Park 60707
Phone: 708-453-3000
Hours: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, Mon – Sat; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun; 365 days/year
Provides immediate medical care for those without life-threatening injuries or illnesses. If unsure whether to go to the emergency room or to immediate care, call 877-RES-INFO (737-4636).

River Forest Fire Department
Phone: 708-366-7629
CPR classes offered to River Forest residents.

Rush Oak Park Hospital
520 Maple Avenue, Oak Park 60304
Phone: 708-383-9300
One of Oak Park’s two major hospitals; affiliated with Rush Hospitals.

Rush University Medical Center Rush Children’s Hospital
1750 W. Harrison Street, Chicago 60612
Phone: 888-RUSH-KID
One of the region’s major children’s hospitals.

Shriners’ Hospital
2211 N. Oak Park Avenue, Chicago 60707
Phone: 773-622-5400
Medical care free of charge for children under age 18 for certain orthopedic and neurological conditions, spinal cord injury rehabilitation, craiofacial surgery.

Tuberculosis Clinic- Cook County Dept of Public Health
7556 W. Jackson Blvd., Forest Park 60130
Phone: 708-836-8600
Free tuberculosis screening and treatment for suburban Cook County residents; several locations; please call for appointment.

West Suburban Medical Center
3 Erie Court, Oak Park 60302
Phone: 708-383-6200
One of Oak Park’s two major hospitals.

WIC – Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, Children: OP/CEDA WIC Program
6026 W. Roosevelt Road, Oak Park 60302
Phone: 708-445-3314
Supplemental food, nutrition, education and counseling for pregnant women, teenage mothers, new mothers, breastfeeding women, and children up to age five who meet income/eligibility requirements.