Health Care

graphicNorthlake residents have access to some of the finest health care facilities in the nation. Regional health care providers, clinics and specialists provide the best health care as part of a comprehensive, focused effort to ensure greater health and well being. Just five minutes from the city, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst brings sophisticated medical technology and high quality nursing care close to home for individuals in Northlake. With 455 beds, Elmhurst Memorial and its staff of more than 2,500 employees and 450 physicians are committed to excellence in medical and surgical care, cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, maternity and emergency care. The hospital’s newest services include a Sleep Disorders Center and Center for Pain Management. Specialized surgical capabilities include open-heart surgery and a range of advanced and general procedures supported by state-of-the-art equipment.

Board Certified Emergency Medicine specialists and nurses specially trained in emergency care operate Elmhurst Hospital’s 24-hour Emergency Center. Individuals with less serious injuries utilize the special QuikTrak area in the Emergency Center to minimize waiting. The hospital features complete mental health services including integrated inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care, counseling and chemical dependency treatment.

Other health care providers in Northlake offer a wide variety of home health services and homemaker services, serving Northlake citizens’ special needs in their own homes.graphic They include At Home Health, Inc., In Home Health Care Service of Suburban Chicago West and Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago. All are Medicare and Medicaid approved and have 24-hour answering services.

Meals on Wheels is a local service, staffed with volunteer drivers, which provides meals to residents confined at home on a temporary or permanent basis for a nominal fee. Wellness on Wheels also provides neighborhood services to patients in their own homes. Many local pharmacies rent medical equipment for ambulatory assistance such as wheelchairs, walkers and more.

Free or low-cost health screenings are frequently offered by local hospitals and clinics. The Cook County Department of Public Health in Maywood (708-344-6052) offers a variety of services, including: dental, maternity, nutrition programs, family planning education, immunization clinics; STD testing; and health screening.

 

 

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