Health, Wellness, & COVID-19

Monkeypox Virus

For information on the monkeypox virus, click here.

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For the City of Chicago's Mental Health Program information click here 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Dial 988. The non-crisis line: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

The CHA Client Center and all HCV Regional Offices are open by appointment only

Click here to schedule an appointment.

  • CHA Waitlist Applicants: call (312) 913-7400 (select prompt 7) for waitlist application support   
  • Public Housing Residents: call 312-913-7400 (select prompt 4) for property related concerns  
  • Housing Choice Voucher Participants: call 312-935-2600 for assistance

The health and safety of all residents continue to be the highest priority of the CHA and the City of Chicago. Thank you for your understanding and support.

For more information, including COVID-19 vaccination and testing, please visit Chicago's Coronavirus Response Center http://www.chicago.gov/coronavirus

Request your free at-home COVID-19 tests at COVIDtests.gov a partnership of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Postal Service. Note: Households are limited to 1 order of 4 rapid tests per residential address. Orders will ship via U.S. Mail within 7-12 days of ordering.

Receiving an error message when attempting to order? Use the USPS lookup tool to confirm address shipping formatting.

Effective January 15, 2022, private health insurance companies will be required to reimburse policy holders for 8 purchased at-home COVID-19 tests per individual, per month. Learn more here.

Review CHA's coronavirus information sheet here and FAQs here:

Stop the Spread of COVID-19

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FOR CHA RESIDENTS

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.

FOR CHA RESIDENTS & PARTICIPANTS IN ALL PROGRAMS

National Mental Health Awareness Month: Webinar Series

HUD and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are offering FREE webinars throughout May as part of National Mental Health Awareness Month, focusing on  mental health issues that the nation faces in the post-pandemic world, plus issues specific to HUD’s communities. See webinar topics and sign up below!

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 Capsule.com, or download the Capsule app on your mobile phone.

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

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT – HEALTH COVERAGE FOR ALL

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 localhelp.healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596.

For more information about the Insurance Marketplace, visit www.healthcare.gov.

Click here for resources related to Medicaid and medicare.

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

FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND ORGANIZATIONS

CHA HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS

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.

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

SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT

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. 

CHANGES IN HEALTH CARE

Click here for resources related to the Affordable Care Act.

Enroll for Get Covered Illinois here