COVID VACCINE INFO UPDATE
As of 4/12/2021, Illinois residents over the age of 16 outside of Chicago are now eligible for COVID vaccination. Chicago opens up to all residents over age 16 on 4/19/2021 . The following is an updated summary of how to sign up:
Although hospitals and pharmacies in Chicago are vaccinating nonresidents, Chicago’s public health department with Mayor Lori Lightfoot are limiting access to city-run mass vaccination sites primarily to residents.
Cook County operates a handful of smaller vaccination sites designed to target certain populations. According to the governor’s office, on April 12 these sites will open to all Illinois residents 16 and older. Register online or call 833-308-1988 (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday) for an appointment:
These five state-run mass vaccination sites, located in Cook County, are currently open to any eligible Illinois resident. Register online or call 833-308-1988 (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday) for an appointment:
DeKalb County: Register online.
DuPage County: Register online.
Kane County: Register online or call 855-452-6382.
Lake County: Register online.
Governor J.B. Pritzker’s office has created a web-based tool to search for vaccination locations near you. However, the tool doesn’t provide eligibility requirements.
All vaccine-eligible Illinois residents can use the Illinois Department of Health’s online registration website to book an appointment at one of these state-run mass vaccination sites. In the list below, we’ve included links to individual health department websites in counties that have already moved to vaccinating all adults; scheduling directly through them may be your fastest route.
Pharmacies within national or regional drug and grocery stores will let you search for open appointments at all participating locations, and many eligible Chicagoans report having luck finding open slots this way. Each pharmacy has its own requirements for proof of identity, so read your appointment instructions carefully. Required identification may include a work or state ID, proof of employment, consent forms, confirmation emails and/or your insurance information.
Since vaccines are in limited supply, many hospitals and smaller health-care facilities — including Northwestern Memorial Hospital, UChicago Medicine, AMITA Health and Oak Street Health — are notifying eligible patients directly and do not offer a sign-up process.
Although most hospitals are only vaccinating patients right now, a few have opened their supply to the public. For example, Rush University Medical Center will vaccinate people outside of its patient population who meet these criteria; go online to schedule a vaccination at Rush or call 888-352-7874.
There are many more hospitals offering vaccination statewide. Search for locations in your city.
Finally, urgent care clinics — such as Physicians Immediate Care — also have limited vaccine supplies
(try them at 12 midnight).
Chicago’s COVID-19 vaccine website: www.chicago.gov/covidvax This website is for health care providers as well as the general public. It will be updated frequently as new information about COVID19 vaccines becomes available.
If you have been a patient of the AMITA Health Care Network (HMO's etc), then you may be offered the vaccine at SOME point from AMITA: https://www.amitahealth.org/covid-19/.
new info 2/15/2021, YOU MAY RECEIVE THIS TEXT: AMITA Health is eager to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to you. Illinois has moved to Phase 1B of the vaccine roll-out plan that will focus on residents aged 65 and older & frontline essential workers. COVID-19 vaccine supply is very limited at this time. In accordance with public health guidelines AMITA Health will be contacting you directly when it’s your turn via InQuicker -- our online scheduling partner-- with instructions on how to book your appointment. Please check back regularly for vaccine updates AMITAhealth.org/vaccine. To stop receiving messages, reply ‘STOP’.
THESE are the latest vaccine plans for certain patients who have been treated at AMITA:
While we are working diligently to expand vaccination opportunities across our health system, it is important to note the quantity of vaccine we receive is determined by the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department of Health. To meet the overwhelming demand for vaccines, we have confirmed six core hospital-based mass vaccination sites and three AMITA Health Medical Group (AHMG) mass vaccination clinics:
Additionally, AMITA Health Medical Group will be supporting the health system’s vaccination efforts with practice based vaccine clinics at:
GETTING A COVID VACCINE IS STILL DIFFICULT AND PATIENCE IS REQUIRED.
WE HAVE NO OTHER INFORMATION AT THIS TIME REGARDING COVID VACCINES. . PLEASE DO NOT CALL OUR OFFICE TO INQUIRE ABOUT COVID VACCINES AT THIS TIME. THANKS!!!!
DR FRENCH IS A PRIVATE PHYSICIAN, HOWEVER SOME OF HIS ACCEPTED INSURANCE PLANS ARE CONTRACTED THROUGH Amita Health Clinically Integrated Plan (AH CIN).
The site number for HMO IL, Blue Advantage HMO, and Blue Precision HMO is site #494-AMITA ST JOE CHI and the site number for Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO is #741-AMITA ST JOE CHI.
Humana HMO (site#694) is also coordinated by AH CIN.
CALL 888-747-2264 TO SELECT DR. FRENCH AS YOUR PCP FOR HMO IL,
BLUE ADVANTAGE HMO, BLUE PRECISION HMO , HUMANA HMO,
AND BLUE CROSS MEDICARE ADVANTAGE HMO
MARKETPLACE HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS 2021
WE TAKE: Blue Choice Preferred PPO, Blue Precision HMO (site #494 AMITA ST JOE CHI); French MUST be your PCP); Cigna Connect AND Bright (FRENCH must be your PCP)
WE DO NOT TAKE Ambetter from Illinicare; Blue Care Direct; Blue Focus Care
MAINSTREAM HEALTHCARE PLANS
ACCEPTED: Blue Choice PPO (BCS); Blue Cross PPO; Aetna, United, UMR, Meritain, Humana, Cigna, PHCS, Smart Health (Amita PPO), Medicare, Blue Cross Medicare Advantage and Humana Medicare; Blue Cross Community and Meridian are THE ONLY Medicaid plans that are accepted.
Traditional Medicaid may be your secondary IF your have Medicare as Primary Plan.
NOT ACCEPTED: Cigna Local Plus, Cigna Plus, AARP Medicare Complete, County Care, Illinicare
WE HAVE DIAGNOSED ABOUT 200 PATIENTS IN OUR PRACTICE WITH COVID-19 ILLNESS SINCE MARCH 2020. AVOID DISCRETIONARY TRAVEL AND IN-PERSON GATHERINGS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. WEAR MASKS!!! NEWER GUIDELINES PERMIT IN PERSON GATHERING WITHOUT MASKS ONLY IF EVERYONE THERE HAS BEEN VACCINATED!!!!
WE ARE SCHEDULING IN-PERSON VISITS, BUT WE MUST SPACE THEM APART AND CLEAN OUR EXAM ROOMS BETWEEN EACH VISIT; WE REQUIRE THAT ALL PATIENTS WEAR A FACE COVERING IF ENTERING OUR OFFICE; WE ARE SCHEDULING TELEMEDICINE VISITS VIA FACETIME, SKYPE. OR ZOOM ONLY IF NECESSARY AS THESE PLATFORMS HAVE SEVERAL LIMITATIONS. YOU MAY E-MAIL DR FRENCH TO REQUEST A TELEMED VISIT OR RX REFILLS: email@example.com
STAY SHELTERED IN PLACE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE/PHYSICALLY DISTANCE AND WEAR A FACE COVERING IN PUBLIC PLACES/ WASH HANDS OFTEN/WIPE DOWN SURFACES/DON'T TOUCH YOUR FACE IF YOU HAVE COVID-RELATED SYMPTOMS LIKE FEVER OVER 100, COUGH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, SORE THROAT, CHANGES IN TASTE OR SMELL, CALL THE OFFICE TO BE TRIAGED.
I WISH ALL MY PATIENTS AND STAFF GOOD HEALTH DURING THIS PANDEMIC!!!
Neel French, M.D.
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