Resources for your mind, body & spirit (click on each to access):


Beginning April 28, Pillars Community Health will be offering a testing site in La Grange. If you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms or have a confirmed COVID-19 exposure, please call 708-PILLARS (708-745-5277) and follow the prompts.
You do NOT have to be an existing Health Center patient: Testing is available to anyone who needs it on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited tests are available and an appointment is required.
Appointments will be scheduled in the following time slots: Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8:30 am-Noon, or Thursdays, 12:30 pm-5 pm. Insurance will be billed; if you do not have insurance, please call us at 708-PILLARS (708-745-5277) to discuss options.
All coronavirus testing and triage takes place in a different space from our usual Medical Center; coronavirus appointments are NOT available curbside. If you have general questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) not related to testing, call 708-995-3529 to speak with one of our medical providers.

Click HERE for more information about current services.

CLICK the following link for details on the criteria/process for getting tested and testing sites throughout the city and suburbs:


Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, a Regimen for Reentry” by Atul Gawande

Health-care workers have been on the job throughout the pandemic. What can they teach us about the safest way to lift a lockdown? CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.


Comprehensive Information on Making, Using and Caring for Facemasks:

Prevent getting sick—DIY cloth face coverings
FAQs on cloth face coverings
Face masks: Everything you need to know


DON’T BE SCAMMED + Places to Get Reliable Info on Covid-19:

The amount of misinformation and scams surrounding the coronavirus is already daunting. Many of the scams, of course, are targeting older adults. Please, DON’T BE SCAMMED.

Cook County Public Health.org is a reliable source of info.

– ARTICLE: Fake test, Fantasy cures, Fake Government Aid Tests

ARTICLE: Avoid Coronavirus Scams


SPIRITUAL & MENTAL HELP:

Breath Prayers for Anxiety + Free Mental Health Printables

– From the United Church of Christ: A Compilation of Ministry Care and Support Resources

HW-COVID-19.png


– ARTICLE: Spiritual Rhythms for Quarantine 

ARTICLE: That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief

J. Dana Trent, author and Wake Tech professor discusses how to handle the emotional and economic impacts of the coronavirus.

– Faith & Flow Yoga: It is so important to stay calm and healthy during this time. If you can, take a moment to center yourself. CLICK HERE to be guided through a Faith & Flow yoga class with instructor Katherine Willis Pershey.

NAMI: Metro Suburban improves the lives of individuals, families and communities affected by mental illness by providing education, support and advocacy through the western suburbs of Cook County. Call us at 708-524-2582 or access the website for numerous opportunities for support at https://namimetsub.org/
For more information on any of our virtual services, please email info@namimetsub.org or visit www.namimetsub.org

NAMI has teamed up with the nation’s leading mental health organizations, healthcare payors, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs so individuals and providers alike have access to free resources: Visit https://psychhub.com/covid-19/ for more information.



Please contact borgstrom@namimetsub.org for more information about this distance learning curriculum.

Meditation Facilitation: The Insight Timer is a free app from the App store on your iPhone that offers thousands of guided meditations and pieces of meditative music for adults and children of all ages. Filter by topic, type and age group. The only in-app purchase is for podcasts, which are optional.

Financial Concerns:
CNBC article: What to Do If You Can’t Make Ends Meet Because of Coronavirus

____________________________________________________

TIPS ON TALKING TO YOUNG ONES:


“Why are People Wearing Masks? Why are People Covering Their Faces?”

— “Young Children at Home during the COVID-19 Outbreak: The Importance of Self-Care