The Personal Health Division within the Health Department at the
Village of Skokie provides numerous services to its residents. From
immunizations to testing for diabetes, the Health Department offers a
wide range of clinics at affordable prices. There are however, services
that the Health Department simply does not have the resources to offer.
To aid residents seeking for health services not offered at the
Village, the Village’s Geographic Information System (GIS) was used to
provide a map of available clinics in the Greater Chicagoland area for
uninsured and underinsured residents. This map is used as a brochure at
the Health Department for an easy way to guide an individual to a clinic
that will service their needs. The map highlights five clinics,
detailing their respective addresses and where they are spatially
located in the Chicagoland area. Without GIS the Health Department
would not be able to provide an easy-to-read map that allows residents
to choose the clinic that is closest and most convenient for them.