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Get Assistance for a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IDVA/tbi-assistanceGet Assistance for a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)GP0|#bc36e5c4-bb2d-4dd2-a502-9cf8fcc8ecba;L0|#0bc36e5c4-bb2d-4dd2-a502-9cf8fcc8ecba|IDVA;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a temporary or permanent impairment of the brain caused by a blow or jolt to the head. A TBI is often caused by a penetrating wound to the head. Fortunately, there are treatments for TBI available. The first step is getting screened for TBI.
Tramatic Brain Injury (TBI) Assessmenthttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IDVA/tbi-assessmentTramatic Brain Injury (TBI) AssessmentGP0|#bc36e5c4-bb2d-4dd2-a502-9cf8fcc8ecba;L0|#0bc36e5c4-bb2d-4dd2-a502-9cf8fcc8ecba|IDVA;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a temporary or permanent impairment of the brain caused by a blow or jolt to the head. A TBI is often caused by a penetrating wound to the head. Fortunately, there are treatments for TBI available. The first step is getting screened for TBI.
Cooling Centers Searchhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/GOV/cooling-centersCooling Centers SearchGP0|#cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa;L0|#0cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa|GOV;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Links to list of Cooling Centers in each Illinois county
Locate a Warming Centerhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/GOV/warming-centerLocate a Warming CenterGP0|#cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa;L0|#0cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa|GOV;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Links to list of Warming Centers in each Illinois county
Environmental Database Searcheshttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IEPA/environmental-databaseEnvironmental Database SearchesGP0|#d3d6ed8f-e52e-4f2d-baa0-cece157cd9e1;L0|#0d3d6ed8f-e52e-4f2d-baa0-cece157cd9e1|IEPA;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Search the Illinois EPA Agency inventory for facility information.
Locate Reported Sites for Public Water Supply-Related Groundwater Contaminationhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IEPA/locate-water-contaminationLocate Reported Sites for Public Water Supply-Related Groundwater ContaminationGP0|#d3d6ed8f-e52e-4f2d-baa0-cece157cd9e1;L0|#0d3d6ed8f-e52e-4f2d-baa0-cece157cd9e1|IEPA;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Link to notices and news releases to alert private well users to groundwater contamination that may threaten their wells.
Maintain Safe Drinking Water in My Wellhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IEPA/safe-waterMaintain Safe Drinking Water in My WellGP0|#d3d6ed8f-e52e-4f2d-baa0-cece157cd9e1;L0|#0d3d6ed8f-e52e-4f2d-baa0-cece157cd9e1|IEPA;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Information for private well owners.
Manage Asbestos in My House or Apartmenthttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IEPA/asbestos-houseManage Asbestos in My House or ApartmentGP0|#d3d6ed8f-e52e-4f2d-baa0-cece157cd9e1;L0|#0d3d6ed8f-e52e-4f2d-baa0-cece157cd9e1|IEPA;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9This publication is intended to provide a general understanding of the statutory and regulatory requirements governing managing asbestos.
Safely & Environmentally Dispose of Pharmaceuticalshttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IEPA/Safely & Environmentally Dispose of PharmaceuticalsSafely & Environmentally Dispose of PharmaceuticalsGP0|#d3d6ed8f-e52e-4f2d-baa0-cece157cd9e1;L0|#0d3d6ed8f-e52e-4f2d-baa0-cece157cd9e1|IEPA;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9The Illinois EPA has launched an initiative in collaboration with partners in both the private and public sector to promote environmentally responsible disposal of unwanted/expired medications.
Illinois State Police Citizen Surveyhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/ISP/citizen-surveyIllinois State Police Citizen SurveyGP0|#b772a76d-5a90-46b6-bed3-f89ed7304522;L0|#0b772a76d-5a90-46b6-bed3-f89ed7304522|ISP;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9The Illinois State Police continues to seek improvements in the quality of the services it provides to the people living in or visiting Illinois. As part of the effort to improve services, we ask that you share your opinions about the Illinois State Police. Please take a few moments to complete this survey. Your response will be part of the ongoing planning effort to place State Police resources where they are most needed, while addressing concerns of Illinois citizens.
Disaster Response Volunteer Opportunitieshttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IEMA/disaster-response-volunteerDisaster Response Volunteer OpportunitiesGP0|#836693d5-a1aa-4005-978c-0d6155b87d32;L0|#0836693d5-a1aa-4005-978c-0d6155b87d32|IEMA;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9In addition to providing assistance before and during disasters, volunteers can be utilized after a disaster or emergency for a variety of tasks. These links provide information on several volunteer opportunities in Illinois.
Resources on Leadhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IEPA/resources-leadResources on LeadGP0|#d3d6ed8f-e52e-4f2d-baa0-cece157cd9e1;L0|#0d3d6ed8f-e52e-4f2d-baa0-cece157cd9e1|IEPA;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Links to helpful information regarding Lead in Drinking Water, Testing for Lead in Schools/Daycares, Lead Poisoning & Prevention and Lead-Based Paint Removal
Become an Organ / Tissue Donorhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/SOS/organ-donorBecome an Organ / Tissue DonorGP0|#879621d7-6ffb-4ea5-b9bf-0cc94098074a;L0|#0879621d7-6ffb-4ea5-b9bf-0cc94098074a|SOS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9The Life Goes On link allows you to register as an Organ Donor as well as give information about becoming an organ donor
Locate Emergency Food & Shelterhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/DHS/locate-food-shelterLocate Emergency Food & ShelterGP0|#831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172;L0|#0831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172|DHS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9The Emergency and Transitional Housing Program gives immediate and comprehensive shelter services to homeless persons and persons at risk of becoming homeless.
Prevent Elder Abusehttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/AGE/prevent-elder-abusePrevent Elder AbuseGP0|#75271ed4-dda8-4840-8b73-630ef421f84f;L0|#075271ed4-dda8-4840-8b73-630ef421f84f|AGE;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Caseworkers from local provider agencies - in coordination with the Adult Protective Services program - receive reports, conduct investigations, and work with older adults to resolve abusive situations. Information and resouces are made available at each of our provider agencies to help individuals identify, report and prevent elder abuse.
Prevent Fireshttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/SFM/prevent-firesPrevent FiresGP0|#2ab2a4e9-afdf-4d50-b9df-8cff8d5e87fa;L0|#02ab2a4e9-afdf-4d50-b9df-8cff8d5e87fa|SFM;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Services include criminal investigations (arson); inspections for fire prevention and life safety, under- and above- ground tanks, boilers and pressure vessels, and elevators; firefighter certification and outreach; public education; and plan reviews.
Obtain Alcoholism & Addiction Assistancehttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/DHS/obtain-addiction-assistanceObtain Alcoholism & Addiction AssistanceGP0|#831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172;L0|#0831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172|DHS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Find support and treatment services for alcoholism & addiction through an extensive treatment provider network throughout the State of Illinois.
Obtain Domestic Violence Assistancehttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/DHS/domestic-violence-assistanceObtain Domestic Violence AssistanceGP0|#831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172;L0|#0831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172|DHS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Domestic violence programs located throughout Illinois provide safety assistance to victims of domestic violence. They are free and private. Services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, legal advocacy, temporary food and housing, and more.
Take Boating, Hunting, & Snowmobiling Safety Courseshttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/DNR/boating-hunting-snowmobiling-safetyTake Boating, Hunting, & Snowmobiling Safety CoursesGP0|#0d52c40f-980d-4849-bae0-45818b7cdba2;L0|#00d52c40f-980d-4849-bae0-45818b7cdba2|DNR;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Visitors can learn information about taking boating, hunting, and snowmobiling safety coursesn in Illinois.
Obtain Mental Health Carehttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/DHS/mental-health-careObtain Mental Health CareGP0|#831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172;L0|#0831dc5b4-eeb9-4753-973b-024bb8b20172|DHS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Learn about services available to those in need of mental health care.
Local Health Department Searchhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IDPH/local-health-searchLocal Health Department SearchGP0|#6ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01;L0|#06ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01|IDPH;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9There are 97 certified local health departments across Illinois that can provide numerous services and information such as restaurant inspections, immunizations, and healthy living programs.
Find the Right Long-Term Care Facilityhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/AGE/long-term-care-facilityFind the Right Long-Term Care FacilityGP0|#75271ed4-dda8-4840-8b73-630ef421f84f;L0|#075271ed4-dda8-4840-8b73-630ef421f84f|AGE;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Persons ages 60+ seeking admission into a nursing home must go through the IDoA screening process. During the process, all persons seeking information are provided with all short and long-term care options, regardless of income or DON score.
HIPAA Plan Informationhttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/ICHIP/hipaa-plan-infoHIPAA Plan InformationGP0|#a7cdb1f0-5e81-46d9-867b-d28e1743890c;L0|#0a7cdb1f0-5e81-46d9-867b-d28e1743890c|ICHIP;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) plan is a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan available only to federally eligible individuals who qualify for coverage because they have had prior creditable coverage and meet the other HIPAA requirements. To receive maximum benefits under the plan, a designated PPO provider must be used. The HIPAA plan has two deductible options to choose from: $2,500 and $5,000.
Illinois Roads Interactive Maphttps://www2.illinois.gov/residents/health-safety/IDOT/roads-interactive-mapIllinois Roads Interactive MapGP0|#85e7f010-dd90-408d-8178-40bb5790319c;L0|#085e7f010-dd90-408d-8178-40bb5790319c|IDOT;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Web-based interactive mapping site that provides the ability to search and display several sources of transportation data. You can find information on winter road conditions, annual average daily traffic, road construction, trucking routes, and planned road projects.