IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
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, please visit http://www.chicago.gov/coronavirus
Review CHA's coronavirus information sheet here.
For citywide COVID-19 Testing Sites, please visit this link.
CHA is sharing additional informational FAQs at the following links:
- COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions For Public Housing Residents
- COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions For HCV Participants and Owners
For more information about Vaccines, please visit: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid19-vaccine/home.html
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.