Health, Wellness, & COVID-19

COVID Conscious Tips


The health and safety of all residents continue to be the highest priority of the CHA and the City of Chicago. As we have endured the challenges and uncertainty posed by the Coronavirus pandemic, CHA has been able to continue critical operations and provide essential services to residents without interruption. The CHA follows the lead of the City of Chicago as it moves through each phase of Protect Chicago. CHA continues to operate and provide these essential services to residents.  CHA’s offices remain closed to the public and all in-person briefings, meetings, events and group gatherings remain suspended until further notice. CHA staff is available via email and phone to support residents, the public and its business partners. Please reach out to your regular CHA contact for assistance. Thank you for your understanding and support during these challenging times.

For more information, including COVID-19 vaccination and testing, please visit Chicago's Coronavirus Response Center

Review CHA's coronavirus information sheet here.

Are you 65 or older, or 12 or older living with a disability? Consider in-home COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more here.

CHA is sharing additional informational FAQs at the following links:

Stop the Spread of COVID-19

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CHA supports residents’ access to health information, resources and care.  We do this through on-going partnerships with public and private health organizations as well as special initiatives such as access to flu shots in the fall. Contact your Family Works Provider to learn about future events at your building.


2020-21 Season Flu Shot Clinics

Flu shots are available at over 250 doctor’s offices, pharmacies, community health centers, and flu clinics across the City of Chicago. Find your nearest flu shot clinic location and learn more, such as contact information and hours, here.

Pharmacy Assistance

CHA is excited to share a new resource, Capsule, an online pharmacy that provides free, same-day prescription medication delivery across all of Chicago, along with the greater Cook and DuPage Counties. Capsule’s online platform enables customers to use Capsule via mobile app or website so customers can chat in real time with a pharmacist, see the cost of their medications, and schedule free, same-day delivery. To get started, call or text 312-589-7620 or visit, or download the Capsule app on your mobile phone.

Capsule's free, same-day delivery is contactless. Learn more here.


Get Covered Illinois

The Open Enrollment period for current 2020 health care coverage has closed.

To continue health coverage in 2020, you can renew your current health plan or choose a new one through the Marketplace during the Open Enrollment period. In order to have continuous coverage as soon as your current plan expires, you must have enrolled by December 15, 2019. Learn more here.

Free enrollment help is available to Illinois residents. For more information about Open Enrollment or to find in-person help near you, please visit or call 1-800-318-2596.

For more information about the Insurance Marketplace, visit

Click here for resources related to Medicaid and medicare.

Click here for update information about health coverage options through the Affordable Care Act.



Launched in 2016, the CHA Health Partnership application is now available online.  Any health-related organization requesting to meet with residents in a common area of a CHA building must first complete a partnership application for CHA review/approval. Approved Health Partners provide free health and wellness information and resources to CHA residents.  This is a voluntary partnership agreement with no funds provided by CHA. 

For more information on CHA’s Health Partnership Application Protocol click below. 

To become a CHA Health Partner, partners should fill out the form and return to CHA. The application is available below, or by contacting CHA Senior Services at (312) 913-7164.

Covid-19 has changed the way we operate and will continue to impact our programming.  CHA community spaces remain closed, and CHA Health Partnership Application Reviews have been put on hold.  Applications received will be saved and reviewed by committee when community spaces are able to safely re-open.

For a complete list of CHA health Partners/services click below. 


Public Housing residents seeking services related to substance abuse treatment should contact their FamilyWorks provider.  For additional resources, visit the Illinois Department of Human Services website. 


Click here for resources related to the Affordable Care Act.

Enroll for Get Covered Illinois here