The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is striving to keep our community safe throughout what will be a very long winter. We anticipate a lot of folks will be facing different forms of depression and anxiety around the election, seasonal change, holidays, etc. We want to make sure that they can connect and have access by providing resources to both businesses and residents that help connect them with mental health resources, flu shots, and COVID testing.
Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. (Centers for Disease Control)
- Flu season typically starts in the fall and peaks in January or February.
- Getting a flu shot is your best protection against the flu.
If you have symptoms of flu and are worried about your illness contact your health care provider. Certain people are at greater risk of serious flu-related complications (including young children, elderly persons, pregnant women and people with certain long-term medical conditions). (A full list of people at higher risk of flu related complications is available at People at High Risk of Developing Flu-Related Complications.)
Flu signs and symptoms usually include fever and respiratory symptoms, such as cough and runny nose, and possibly other symptoms, such as body aches, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. For more helpful advice and a national perspective on preparations for the 2019-2020 flu season, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as www.flu.gov.
The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is hosting over 50 community flu clinics where Chicago residents can get their annual flu shot at no cost regardless of their immigration status. If you have insurance, please bring a copy of your insurance card. Walk-ins are welcome and the pre-registration page is coming soon.
10/15 : 12-6PM
10/17 : 9AM-3PM
11/11 : 12-6PM
11/12 : 12-6PM
11/14 : 9AM-3PM
There are a number of nearby NorthShore/Swedish Immediate Care Clinics offering walk-in flu shots.
Additionally, community members can get a flu vaccination shot by visiting a Swedish Primary Care Physician (PCP) or our GMP Pharmacy on Swedish Hospital’s Campus:
- To find a primary care physician, please call 773-878-6888
- Flu shots at our GMP Pharmacy are available by appointment Monday – Friday from noon to 5PM. Appointments can be booked at 773-989-3980.
Walgreens on Clark and Catalpa
Print Vaccine Consent Form Here
Howard Brown Health Center
Swedish Hospital/ The Clark
Keep Andersonville Covid-Safe with Great Lakes Clinical Trials
The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Great Lakes Clinical Trials, is broadening access to COVID-19 screening, antibody testing, and guidance for necessary care for bar and restaurant folks. Testing will be done at Great Lakes Clinical Trials located at 5113 N Clark. Walk-ins welcome
Dates: October Dates: 12 & 26 November Dates: 9 &23 December Dates: 7 & 21
Great Lakes Clinical Trials
5113 N Clark Street
COVID testing in the 40th Ward – FREE outdoor COVID testing is available at 2322 W Peterson Avenue. To make an appointment, visit Prism Health Lab’s website, call 800-325-1812. Flu vaccinations are also available for $20 with insurance.
Depression and Anxiety can be debilitating especially during high stress times like seasonal changes, elections, holidays, navigating a pandemic, and other high stress factors. Below are some of your local resources that you can reach out to for the support you need.
Andersonville Behavioral Health
Art & Soul
Bonn Wade LCSW
Caroline Steelberg, Psy.D.
Chicago Center for Relationship
Counseling – Northside
Chicago Therapy Collective
Jon Chencinski, LCSW
Revolution Counseling & Wellness
Sara Dittoe Barrett, PhD
SpringPsych Services LLC
Starla Sholl, LCSW, PC
Trilogy Behavioral Health
Valerie Friedlander Coaching
Whole Hearted Psychotherapy
Jacques Gourguechon, LPC
Opalek Frontier, Inc:
The Sacred Ways: Dave
Rasmussen, Reiki Practitioner
Whole Body Kinetics
MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING
Bender Martial Arts and Fitness
EKF Martial Arts
Olympic Karate of Chicago
Bless This Body
Marilyn Fumagalli, Massage Therapist, Facelift Massage Specialist
Revive Massage Therapy & MedSpa
Orange Shoe Personal Fitness
Powered by Movement Crossfit
Heather Riordan Wellness
Sirron Pilates Studio
Be Yoga Andersonville
Metro Yoga Chicago