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Community Health Services
Nurse Services
For additional information on any of these services, please contact the Health and Human Services department by calling 847-391-5480 or by using the online contact form.
  • Monthly Blood Pressure Screenings
    • No appointment or fee for a blood pressure check.       
    • Sites include:
      • Frisbie Senior Center: 52 E. Northwest Highway, Second and Fourth Wednesdays of each month from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.
      • Des Plaines Public Library: 1501 Ellinwood, Third Wednesday of the month from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.
      • Prairie Lakes: 515 Thacker, Third Friday of the month, 9:00 am to 10:00 am.    
  • Monthly Cholesterol Screenings
    • For Des Plaines residents on the first Friday of the month at City Hall in Room 101, from 8:30 am to Noon.
    • Appointments required for the screening; call 847-391-5480 to set up your appointment
    • Available cholesterol tests:
      • Cholesterol with HDL/LDL breakdown, $20; requires 12-hour fasting
      • Cholesterol with HDL/LDL breakdown and glucose, $22; requires 12-hour fasting
      • Total cholesterol reading, one number/no breakdown, $6; no fasting required
  • Diabetes Support Group
    • Meets the Second Wednesday of the month at the Frisbie Senior Center from 10:30 am-11:00 am.           
    • Topics include diabetic nutrition, importance of exercise, blood pressure screenings, heart disease / stroke risk
    • Activities include: instruction in proper foot care by a podiatrist, a shoe company presentation of available diabetic shoes covered by insurance, a cooking class, instructor-led chair exercises, and off-site visit of a pharmacy / grocery store.
  • Home Visits
    • Provides blood pressure screenings and wellness check under a physician’s order
    • Available on a monthly basis for residents that are home bound and are not eligible for home health

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