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Flu shots, mental health, well-being, COVID resources part of Andersonville Cares
--From a press release

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CHICAGO — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is expanding its ongoing "Andersonville Cares" initiative to help keep businesses and residents safe throughout the fall and winter months. Neighborhood resources include access to flu shots, COVID-19 testing and mental health and well-being support for those facing depression and anxiety stemming from the pandemic, seasonal change, the election, the holidays and other high-stress factors. For additional information, visit .

Flu Shots:

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is hosting over 50 community flu clinics where Chicago residents can receive their annual flu shot at no cost regardless of their immigration status. Those with insurance should bring a copy of their insurance card. Pre-registration is available, however walk-ins are welcomed. For a full list of locations and hours and to schedule an appointment, visit .

Additional resources:

NorthShore/Swedish Immediate Care Clinics

Several nearby clinics are offering walk-in flu shots. Find a list of locations here: .

Swedish Hospital Primary Care Physician (PCP) or Galter Medicial Pavilion (GMP) Pharmacy

Find a primary care physician here or by calling (773) 878-6888. Flu shots at GMP Pharmacy on the hospital campus are available by appointment Monday — Friday from 12 pm — 5 pm. Please call (773) 989-3980 to book an appointment.

Swedish Hospital's The Clark (5346 N. Clark St.)

To book an appointment call (773) 293-8880 or visit .

Walgreens Andersonville (5440 N. Clark St/, Clark & Catalpa)

Schedule an appointment here . Walk-ins are welcome. Vaccine consent forms can be printed out in advance here.

Howard Brown Health Center (6500 N. Clark St.)

For appointments, visit or call (773) 388-1600.

Covid Testing:

Great Lakes Clinical Trials is providing free, bi-monthly COVID-19 testing to employees of Andersonville businesses who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or believe they may have come in contact with someone with the virus. Testing will be available on select Mondays from 2 pm — 5 pm throughout November and December at Great Lakes' newly-expanded office site at 5113 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Individuals will receive Molecular PCR (nasal swab) testing with a turnaround time of 2 — 3 days. In order to maintain social-distancing and limit the number of people waiting in line, employees should sign up for a time slot in advance here . Testing dates: November 9 & 23 and December 7 & 21. Supporting sponsor: 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman .

Mental Health & Well Being:

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 local support resources:

Andersonville Behavioral Health .

Andersonville Psychology .

Art & Soul .

Bonn Wade, LCSW .

Caroline Steelberg, Psy.D. .

Chicago Center for Relationship Counseling - Northside .

Chicago Therapy Collective .

Jon Chencinski, LCSW .

IntraSpectrum Counseling .

Revolution Counseling & Wellness .

Sara Dittoe Barrett, PhD

SpringPsych Services LLC. v . .

Starla Sholl, LCSW, PC. .

Trilogy Behavioral Health .

Valerie Friedlander Coaching .

Whole Hearted Psychotherapy — Jacques Gourguechon, LPC .

Alternative Healing:

CBD Kratom Andersonville .

Dispensary 33 .

Opalek Frontier, Inc: The Center and .

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

Massage Therapy:

Marilyn Fumagalli, Massage Therapist, Facelift Massage Specialist

Revive Massage Therapy & MedSpa

Personal Training/Gyms:

Cheetah Gym

Hardware Crossfit

Orange Shoe Personal Fitness

Powered by Movement Crossfit

Heather Riordan Wellness

Pilates and Yoga:

Sirron Pilates Studio

Be Yoga Andersonville

Metro Yoga Chicago

Yoga Tree

Neighborhood Safety:

Throughout the pandemic, ACC's "Andersonville Cares" initiative has implemented measures to keep the neighborhood safe including signage for mindful mask wearing, social distant markers on streets, hand sanitizer stations along Clark street and the spraying of all high touch areas with a compound that kills viruses.

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce fosters a vibrant environment in which Andersonville businesses can thrive by attracting a diverse customer base; providing business support services and advocacy; and engaging in business attraction, long-range planning, and economic development.

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