Health & Medicine

Alano - McHenry Alano Club
409 Front St., McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-5459 or

24 Hour Answering Service 815-455-3311
1111 St. Alpine Road Suite 307, Rockford, IL 61108
815-484-1300 or
8550 W Bryn Maur (Suite 550)
Chicago, IL 60631
773-577-8750 or
Care Line - 800-886-2282
Full service health system with emergency rooms and acute medical services at Centegra Hospital Woodstock and Centegra Hospital McHenry.
Far Northeast Epilepsy Support Group
7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Northwest Pediatric Therapy Center, 132 Chase St., Algonquin.  Provides emotional and educational support for parents of children with seizure disorders.  (847) 669-4739, (847) 426-4941.
 Fibromyalgia Support Group
12-2 p.m. every third Thursday, 884 Main St., Community Building, Antioch.  (847) 395-3716.
Greater Chicagoland Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group
6:30 p.m. last Tuesdays, Lexington Health Care Center, 900 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich.  For those who care for Alzheimer’s patients.  (847) 726-1200.
HIV Testing
4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Open Door Clinic, 164 Division St., Suite 607, Elgin, (847) 695-1093.
How to Have a Relationship
7:15-9 p.m. Thursdays, office of Jacqueline Hogan, 5206 W. Elm St., McHenry.  For men and women, divorced, married, single.  Fee $30. (815) 363-3850. 
Infertility Support Group
6-7:30 p.m. first Wednesday, Suite B300, Medical Office Building attached to Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry.  (815) 759-4647.
 Journey of Recovery (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)
7::30 p.m. third Mondays, Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry.  For those recovering from a mental illness, (815) 444-9991.
Looking Beyond Cancer Support Group
12-1:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Northern Illinois Medical Center, classroom A, Route 31 and Bull Valley Rd., McHenry, (815) 344-8000.
Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group
7:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Physicians dining room west, Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry.  (815) 943-5261 or (815) 338-8799 or American Cancer Society (800) 227-2345.
McHenry County Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group
7:30-9:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays, meeting room, Sherman Family Health Care, Route 31, Crystal Lake.  (800) 886-6664 or (847) 827-0404.
Our mission is to provide leadership to ensure the prevention and treatment of mental illness, developmental disabilities and chemical abuse by planning, coordinating, developing, and contracting for quality services for all citizens of McHenry County, Illinois.  (815) 455-2828.  McHenry County Crisis Line: (800) 892-8900.
Men’s Group
7:15-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, office of Jacqueline Hogan, 5206 W. Elm St., McHenry.  Understand your feelings, relationships, problems with anger, depression, loneliness or lack of confidence.  Fee $30.  (815) 363-3850.
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group of McHenry County
7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry.  For people with MS, family members and others interested in treatment and management of the disease.  (847) 639-4277.
NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) of McHenry County

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of McHenry County (NAMI-MC) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of people who are affected by mental illness. We offer an array of free programs and services,including self-help groups, family and community education, and advocacy. For more information, visit, call (815) 308-0851, or E-mail

National Depression-Manic Depression Association Support Group
7 p.m. Thursdays, Nativity Lutheran Church, Wonder Lake, (815) 653-5264 or (815) 728-9912.
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Support Group
6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Centegra Health System, Crystal Lake.  For men and women ages 18 and older.  Fee $30.  (800) 765-9999. 
Postive Thinking Kids Coping with Depression
7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Family Services McHenry office, 5320 W. Elm St..  A successive 8 week therapy group for children, ages 8-12 who have a diagnosis of depression or present with depressive symptoms and/or low self-esteem.  2 month group.  (815) 385-6400.
Pregnancy After Loss Support Group
7:30-9 p.m. first Wednesday, Suite B300 in the medical office building attached to Northern Illinois Medical Center, Route 31 and Bull Valley Rd., McHenry.  (815) 759-4648.
St. Peregrine Cancer Support Group
10-11:30 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, St. John’s Catholic Church, 2302 W. Church St., Johnsburg.  For patients, family and friends focusing on all types of cancer.  (815) 385-9371.
Spinal Cord Support Group
7-9 p.m. last Wednesday, private dining room, Northern Illinois Medical Center, Rt. 31 and Bull Valley Rd., McHenry.  A social group for people with disabilities.  (815) 363-8304. 
TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) IL 1739
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, McHenry, Weigh-in 6:40 p.m., meeting 7:30 p.m. (847) 487-7310.
TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) IL 2040
McHenry Township Building, 3519 N. Richmond Rd., McHenry, weigh-in 6 p.m, meeting 6:40 p.m., (800) 894-0069. 
7 p.m first Tuesdays, Northern Illinois Medical Center, physicians’ dining room, McHenry.  For women with breast cancer.  Family and friends welcome.  (815) 338-9143.