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Health Care

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

McHenry County Department of Health | Affordable Care Act Information/Fact Sheet/Plan Pricing/Area Presentation Schedule.

IF YOU'RE READY TO MAKE A ONE-ON-ONE APPOINTMENT WITH A CERTIFIED GET COVERED ILLINOIS COUNSELOR IN MCHENRY COUNTY, CLICK HERE.   PARA ESPANOL, HAGA CLIC AQUI

Get Covered Illinois | The official health marketplace for the State of Illinois. 866-311-1119, open seven days a week from 8 AM to 8 PM.

LOCAL

Family Health Partnership Clinic | The clinic, based in Crystal Lake, ensures that the residents of the McHenry County area will enjoy the benefit of full access to high quality health care, regardless of the ability to pay. The Clinic operates on a sliding fee scale, although no patient is turned away due to inability to pay. At registration, patients will be asked to provide some proof of income. NOTE: Because all of the doctors and some of the nurses volunteer their time, hours when patients can be seen is limited. Appointments are necessary. Call the Clinic main phone number at 779.220.9300 to schedule an appointment.

STATE

Illinois Health Matters | Information on health care reform and the Illinois Marketplace.

Illinois Healthcare Portal | The State of Illinois Health and Wellness one-stop source for your health care needs. Here, parents can sign up their children for the state’s affordable health insurance programs, seniors can sign up for one of the state's affordable prescription drug programs, women can find information on free breast cancer and cervical cancer screenings, and much more.

FEDERAL  

Find Local Help  |at additional locations outside McHenry County. Get personal help applying for health coverage.

Healthcare.gov | Federal Health Insurance Marketplace for Individuals.

ASSISTANCE BY PHONE | Affordable Care Act Main Line (800) 318-2596.  Have your SS#, income information (paystub, etc.), and current health insurance provider policy number at hand before you call.  

McHenry

City of McHenry | links to all departments including General Information, the Police Department, Public Works, and Parks & Recreation.

City of McHenry, City Clerk's Office | Services include Free Notary Public; 815.363.2100.

McHenry Are Character Counts Coalition  | Character Recognition Program -- Nominate someone who shows one of the six pillars of character and they'll be recognized.

McHenry County 2016 Resource Directory - English | People in Need Forum.

McHenry County 2016 Libro De Recursos - Espanol | People in Need Forum.

McHenry County Department of Health | Affordable Care Act enrollment information.

McHenry County | links to all departments including the Circuit Clerk, Department of Health, Jury Commission, & Planning and Development.

McHenry County | Precinct Finder & Election Polling Places

McHenry Township | links to all departments including the Assessor’s Office.

Senior Services

AARP Smart Driver Course | Course Locator. Enter your zip code and find a class location near you. 

License Plate Discount | Formerly part of the Circuit Breaker Program. The Secretary of State's office sends eligible seniors a notification after they are accepted into the Illinois Department on Aging's program. When you buy license plates or renew your license plate sticker, you must submit the notification to verify that you are qualified for the discount. If you have already renewed your license plate sticker and paid full price, and are now part of the Benefit Access Program, you may be eligible for a refund. Call the Secretary of State's Office at 800-252-8980 for more information. 

McHenry Senior Services | provides blood pressure screening, health screenings, & exercise classes. Many links to area and state services for seniors.

McHenry Township Senior Center | McHenry Township Senior Center is in the McHenry Township Recreation Facility located at 3519 North Richmond Road. McHenry Township Senior Center is a Salvation Army Golden Diners Nutrition Program site which caters a deli-style daily luncheon. It also houses the offices of Senior Services Associates, Inc. which provides an array of senior services to the older residents in the community.

Illinois Aging Services | is a non-profit organization of professionals in the field of Aging Services. Their purpose is to assess the needs of older adults and their caregivers, assure access to needed services and offer education to service providers.

Illinois Department on Aging | The Illinois Department on Aging helps older people live independently in their own homes and communities.

Medicare.gov Nursing Home Compare | This tool has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.

National Council on the Aging | Benefits Checkup - Get all the benefits you deserve. Find and enroll in federal, state, local and private programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care and other needs.

Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging | The Area Agency plans and coordinates a comprehensive network of services for persons 60+ in the fastest growing areas in the state: DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Kankakee, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties.

Ride Free Transit Benefit | Formerly known as the Circuit Breaker Program. Determine if you are eligible here.

Senior Care Volunteer Network | Their mission is to help seniors living in McHenry County and Sun City Huntley maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life by remaining in their own homes or the home of a loved one for as long as possible.

Social Services

Administer Justice | combines legal services, educational services, conflict resolution services, and financial education services as part of a comprehensive community justice center.

Free Government Cell Phones | Do you qualify for a free government cell phone?

Illinois Department of Employment Security | To file for unemployment and search for jobs. 

Illinois Department of Human Services | Local Office receives applications for Cash, SNAP, and Medical Assistance by fax, mail or in person.

License Plate Discount | Formerly part of the Circuit Breaker Program. The Secretary of State's office sends eligible seniors a notification after they are accepted into the Illinois Department on Aging's program. When you buy license plates or renew your license plate sticker, you must submit the notification to verify that you are qualified for the discount. If you have already renewed your license plate sticker and paid full price, and are now part of the Benefit Access Program, you may be eligible for a refund. Call the Secretary of State's Office at 800-252-8980 for more information. Click here for assistance with your application.

McHenry PADS | is a charitable not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide emergency, transitional and preventative measures for homeless individuals and families of McHenry County.

Shelter locations | To learn about the various shelters throughout McHenry County click here.

McHenry Township General & Emergency Assistance | General Assistance is available through the township for residents with very low or no income. The township also may provide Emergency Assistance based on the situation and need. In addition to assistance for shelter, food, clothing and medical, the staff of the supervisor’s office will work with residents to find employment and other sources of assistance. 815-385-5605.

Pioneer Center for Human Services | Pioneer Center for Human Services serves persons with developmental disabilities, mental illness, traumatic brain injury and provides early intervention therapies for children from birth to age five.  It also serves victims of sexual assault through the VOICE program and homeless men, women and children through the PADS program.

Ride Free Transit Benefit | Formerly known as the Circuit Breaker Program. Determine if you are eligible here.

Rosecrance | alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers.

TLS Veterans | Transitional Living Services of McHenry is dedicated to helping veterans find a job, reintegrate into society and assisting him or her with finding affordable housing.

Veterans Commission of McHenry County | The Veterans Assistance Commission of McHenry County Provides services to the local veterans community in the areas of Financial Assistance, VA Claims & Advocacy, Transportation to the North Chicago VA Medical Center, and Referrals Assistance.

Transportation & Maps

IDOT Current Road Construction | road condition reports, current road construction projects, closures, etc.

Illinois Department of Transportation | Bicycle Maps

Metra | system map and schedules.

Pace  | Schedules & Maps. City of McHenry Reservations: 1-800-451-4599.

Pace Dial-a-Ride Service Directory

Vision Impaired

Bookshare | Bookshare® is an online library of digital books for people with print disabilities. It operates under an exception to U.S. copyright law which allows copyrighted digital books to be made available to people with qualifying disabilities.

Chicago Lighthouse | In addition to being the home of CRIS radio, the Chicago Lighthouse is a not-for-profit agency committed to providing the highest quality educational, clinical, vocational and rehabilitation services for children, youth and adults who are blind or visually impaired, including deaf-blind and multi-disabled.

Talking Book & Braille Service of Illinois (TBBS) | TBBS supports the activities of the Illinois Network of Libraries Serving the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The network includes a regional center at the State Library, three library sites throughout the state known as Talking Book Centers, and an Illinois Machine Lending Agency. Collectively, all of these centers circulate unabridged books in audio format.

Voices of Vision Talking Book Center | is one of four subregional libraries working with the Illinois State Library in Springfield to serve readers throughout Illinois.

 

 

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