The Department of Health and Human Services provides professional and affordable physical and mental health services in Hoffman Estates. Our staff strongly believes that for complete heath, individuals must be in good condition both physically and mentally. The Department provides a range of services for the community to improve and restore both physical and mental health.
Medical Equipment Loan Closet
Pharmaceutical drugs and sharps recycling
Mental Health Services
Are you stressed or worried. Do you feel sad or depressed? Are your worries overwhelming and interfering with your enjoyment of life? Life can be stressful. Excessive stress can negatively impact your health, your mood, your focus and your relationships. We know that positive mental health is essential to good health and are here to help! HHS has professional and affordable counseling services available. Schedule an appointment today by calling 847-781-4850.
We welcome opportunities to speak in the community
Health and Human Services staff can present on physical and mental health topics at your school, place of worship, workplace and group. Presentations are modified to fit your specific needs. Contact the department for more information and to schedule a presentation. Frequently requested topics include tips for decreasing stress, parenting, caregiver support, successful retirement, healthy eating, and healthy body image.
Pharmaceutical drugs and sharps collection
The Village of Hoffman Estates collects unused pharmaceutical drugs and sharps (syringes, needles and lancets) monthly. Items can be dropped off on the first Wednesday of every month between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the counter in the Department of Health and Human Services. This program allows residents of Hoffman Estates to properly and safely dispose of over-the-counter medications, most prescription medications and sharps. However, under federal law, the collection of controlled substances is not allowed. These medications have the potential for abuse or addiction, and include narcotics, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens and anabolic steroids. Medications that cannot be accepted by the program should NOT be flushed down the toilet or drain. Instead, remove the medication from the original container and mix with kitty litter, used coffee grounds or another undesirable substance. This mixture should then be placed in a sealable container and thrown out with the trash.
If you have a question regarding this program or the acceptability of a medication, call Health and Human Services at 847-781-4850, or visit www.swancc.org.
Hours of operation
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am to 9:00 pm*
Friday: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday – closed
Sunday – closed
*evening hours by appointment only
Department contact numbers
Main Number: 847-781-4850
Algean Garner, Director: 847-781-4851
Monica Saavedra, Assistant Director: 847-781-4866
Cathy Dagian, Nursing Supervisor: 847-781-4864