COVID VACCINE INFO
JANUARY 27, 2021
We have applied to become a COVID vaccine provider site, but we have NOT been confirmed yet and don't know WHEN we will be approved. We do NOT have any vaccine yet.
Starting January 25, Chicago will be in phase 1B (people over 65 years of age and essential frontline workers which include first responders, inmates, food handlers, vet staff, grocery store workers, public transportation workers and teachers), but it is UNCLEAR where vaccines will be administered.
As stated above, we do NOT have vaccine yet. Commercial pharmacies such as Walgreens, CVS and Osco may have vaccine. The City will be opening up vaccination sites at hospitals, city colleges
and with LARGE employers.
1/26/2021: WALGREENS, OSCO, WALMART ARE SCHEDULING VACCINE APPTS NOW
THE ILLINOIS WEBSITE TO FIND VACCINATION LOCATIONS AND LINKS TO SCHEDULE APPTS IS
THERE ARE STILL EXTREMELY LIMITED VACCINE DOSES AVAILABLE.
1/27/2021: COOK COUNTY ALSO HAS A SIGNUP:
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/
If you have EVER had treatment at Rush Hospital, they have announced vaccination for their phase 1b patients: https://www.rush.edu/patients-visitors/covid-19-resources/covid-19-vaccines
Northwestern is also contacting their patients to let them know they would receive a message via email or MyChart when the vaccine is available
One patient over age 65 received vaccine from Walgreens on 1/22.
We have heard that Lake County and Will County have signups for their residents.
Loyola seemed to have extra vaccine for miscellaneous phase 1a people.
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.
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 OVER 170 PATIENTS IN OUR PRACTICE WITH COVID-19 ILLNESS SINCE MARCH 2020. AVOID DISCRETIONARY TRAVEL AND IN-PERSON GATHERINGS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. WEAR MASKS!!!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Annual Physicals/Wellness Exams
Full Laboratory Testing
Preventive Health Care
HIV and Hepatitis C management
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2 Saturdays per month: 8:00AM-12PM
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*Park Chicago (only $3/hour)
*Side street parking WEST of Clark Street is NON-ZONED during daytime.
*Broadway #36 or Clark #22 bus to front door (Deming)
2551 N Clark St, Suite 303, Chicago, IL 60614, US
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