Getting yourself and your children (ages 5 and up) vaccinated, along with safety measures like masking and social distancing, is crucial in the fight to end the COVID-19 pandemic. All presently available vaccines offer substantial reduction in the risk of severe COVID illness, hospitalization and death. Please call 1-877-692-8686 to schedule your vaccine today!
Aunt Martha’s now has COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for ALL patients ages 5 and up.
The PFIZER Pediatric vaccine (for children ages 5-11) is currently available at clinics in these communities:
- Chicago (Southeast Side)
- Chicago Heights (Pediatric Center)
- Joliet (East Side)
- South Holland
Appointments for Adult vaccinations can be scheduled at Aunt Martha’s health centers in:
- Chicago (Southeast Side)
- Chicago Heights
- Joliet (East Side)
- South Holland
Call 1-877-692-8686 to schedule your vaccine appointment today!
For all non-Chicago residents, other Aunt Martha’s locations will be providing the vaccine as it becomes available to us by the local health officials.
Information on the COVID19 Booster Dose
A NOTE TO OUR PATIENTS
CDC’s latest recommendation applies only to people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. More data on the effectiveness and safety of Moderna and J&J/Janssen booster shots are expected soon. Aunt Martha’s patients will be contacted when a booster dose is approved for the vaccine available in our health centers.
Please check your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to verify which vaccine you received.
On September 24, 2021, CDC updated its interim guidance to recommend a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in certain populations and also recommended a booster dose for those in high risk occupational and institutional settings.
The updated interim guidance from CDC allows for millions of Americans who are at highest risk for COVID-19 to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot to help increase their protection.
People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,
People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series,
People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks, and
People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.
Many of the people who are now eligible to receive a booster shot received their initial vaccine early in the vaccination program and will benefit from additional protection. With the Delta variant’s dominance as the circulating strain and cases of COVID-19 increasing significantly across the United States, a booster shot will help strengthen protection against severe disease in those populations who are at high-risk for exposure to COVID-19 or the complications from severe disease.
COVID-19 Test Sites
No appointment needed. Walk-ins welcome between the hours of 9am and 4pm at these participating locations: Aurora Community Health, Carpentersville, Danville, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Humboldt Park, South Holland, Southeast Side, Woodstock, Chicago Heights Community Health, Pediatric Health & Wellness Center in Chicago Heights, Kankakee and East Joliet.
Please note, we cannot leave the results of your lab test on voicemail. Additionally, please be aware the time it takes for us to call for your results is dependent on the labs’ ability to analyze the specimen. As a result, turnaround times may be longer than expected due to the current COVID-19 national crisis, we appreciate your patience. Results can also be obtained by registering with LabCorp Laboratories.
Aunt Martha’s CEO Raul Garza on CBS This Morning
Aunt Martha’s CEO Raul Garza was on CBS This Morning on Friday, December 11, at 7:30 a.m. as part of its nationwide Road to a Vaccine series. He talked about how Aunt Martha’s diversity and understanding can help to ease Black and Latinx communities’ hesitancy and concerns about taking the COVID-19 vaccines.
As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness wants to assure everyone we are following the latest developments and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and other key health organizations. We continue to update our clinical protocols to ensure the health and safety of our patients, providers, staff, and communities.
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing fever, cough, or shortness of breath, start with our COVID-19 Symptoms Checker or call 877-692-8686 and ask to see if a telehealth visit is appropriate for you.
If you think you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911.
- Dental hours of operation modified. / Emergency Dental Appointment
- Requesting our patients to come alone for their appointments with few exceptions. / Important AMH&W Changes
- Requesting our patients wear a face mask during their visit.
- Requesting our patients, who have symptoms and/or expressing concern of coming in contact with COVID-19, check their symptoms with the Symptoms Checker or call us at 877-692-8686 and ask to see if a telehealth visit is appropriate for you. / What to do if I have symptoms?
- Screening all patients for possible exposure to COVID-19 and implementing clinical protocol to allow us to quickly isolate anyone experiencing potential coronavirus symptoms.
- Encouraging our patients to not walk-in, but to contact our main number (877-692-8686) to assist in getting the care they need.
- Changing our schedule and hours to minimize the exposure.
- Taking the temperatures of our medical staff prior to the start of their shift and patients coming for appointments/walk-ins.
- Cleaning high-touch surfaces frequently throughout the day and deep cleanings overnight.
- Re-educating our staff on proper hand washing and respiratory etiquette.
- Installing plexiglass guards, or barriers, at the reception areas of all of Aunt Martha’s health center locations.
Concerned About Your Exposure?
If you have concerns about your exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) or are experiencing symptoms you can check your symptoms with our Symptoms Checker or call 877-692-8686. If you would like to know what to do if you test positive for COVID-19, please visit Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick.
Thank you for entrusting Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness with your healthcare. We feel privileged to serve you and look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.
Aunt Martha’s Services
Dental Hours of Operations Modified
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, the American Dental Association, and the Illinois State Dental Society, Aunt Martha’s dental services have been temporarily modified.
Limited emergency and routine dental services are available by appointment only at our Carpentersville, Chicago Heights and East Joliet locations during this time. To schedule an appointment, please call 877-692-8686.
Aunt Martha’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Plans
- Important Changes at Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness (see below)
- For Patients Experiencing Coronavirus Symptoms
- How to Reduce Myself and Family’s Chance of Getting Sick?
- How to Prepare for the Chance that I/ Someone in My Home Might Get Sick with COVID-19
Important Changes at Aunt Martha’s
As a precautionary measure to keep our patients, visitors and care team members safe, AMH&W is working to limit the number of people in our waiting rooms at our centers.
Prior to your appointment, you will receive a confirmation call to confirm your appointment and to see if your appointment can be conducted as a telehealth appointment.
A Statement About Visitors:
- Pediatric Patients can bring one parent or guardian.
- Adult Patients requiring assistance are allowed to bring one caregiver during visit.
- All others please wait in your vehicle if possible.
How to Reduce Myself and My Family’s Chance of Getting Sick?
Wash Your Hands Regularly After Coughing or Sneezing
Wash Your Hands Regularly, Especially After Coughing or Sneezing
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60 to 95% alcohol. When using sanatizer, be sure to cover all surfaces of your hand and rub your hands together until they are dry. Washing hands with soap and water is best, especially when hands are visibly dirty.
Wear a Mask, or Cover Your Mouth and Nose When Sneezing or Coughing
Sneeze or cough into a tissue and throw the used tissue into a lined trash can. Wash your hands immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60 to 90% alcohol. When using hand sanitizer, cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they are dry.
Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, mouth, and nose.
Practice Social Distancing
Practice social distancing
Practice social distancing by avoiding crowds of more than 10 people. When you go out, keep 6 feet or more away from others.
Self-Quarantine for 14 Days if…
Clean and Disinfect “High-Touch” Surfaces Frequently