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Classes and Support Programs

Health Screenings

Steppin’ Out for Health – Go with Your Gut

This complimentary community education event includes a healthy dinner with speaker presentations that will address critical issues of digestive health, diet and cancer prevention and screening. There will be fun giveaways and more.

Speakers include:

  • John Andrews, MD, chief of the Department of Surgery at Lake Forest Hospital
  • Mark Blitstein, MD, gastroenterologist
  • Edye Wagner, RD, LDN, CDE, nutritional manager for Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Lake Forest Hospital. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m in the Health Education Center at Lake Forest Hospital. 

To register visit or call Noelle Mauer at 847-535-7441.


date Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Health Education Center
Register Online

Hearing Screening for Adults

Not sure if you're hearing normally?  Sign up for a free 15-minute Hearing Screening at the Audiology Department in Lake Forest or Grayslake.

Request an appointment online (choose "Free 15-minute Hearing Screening" or call us at 847.535.6114 to register.  Adults only.

date Weekday appointments available
fee Free
location Lake Forest or Grayslake

Speech and Language Screening for Children

Not sure if your child's speech and language skills are on track?  Sign up for a free 15-minute Speech and Language Screening at the Audiology Department in Lake Forest or Grayslake.

We offer two options, depending on your child's age:

  • Ages 3 to 6: In-person screening by speech/language pathologist
  • Under age 3: Telephone consultation with speech/language pathologist

Request an appointment online (choose one of the "Free Speech/Language Screening" options) or call us at 847.535.6114 to register.

date Weekday appointments available
fee Free
location Lake Forest or Grayslake

Free Colorectal Screening Kits

Beginning March 1 to launch Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital and Northwestern Grayslake are providing free colorectal screening kits for community members.

Patients can pick up screening kits at the registration desk inside Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital’s Main Entrance or at the Northwestern Grayslake Cancer Center.

Nurses will be available daily between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to answer questions about the kits and general colorectal screening guidelines. Please call 847.535.6186 to speak with a nurse. Screening kits will be available through the end of the year.

Among cancers that affect women and men, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control. In the United States in 2010, 132,000 people were diagnosed with colorectal cancer and more than 50,000 died from it. More than 90 percent of colorectal cancer cases occur in people 50 years or older.

For those 50 years or older, taking a screening test for colorectal cancer could save their lives because the test screens for markers that indicate precancerous polyps that can be removed they turn into cancer. Screening can also detect the cancer early when treatment often leads to a cure.

For more information about colorectal cancer or for questions about the screening kits, please call Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital at 847.535.6186 or Northwestern Grayslake at 847.535.7400.

date March 1 to December 31, 2014
fee Free
location Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital and Northwestern Grayslake

Lung Cancer Screening Program

Early detection of lung cancer is vital for effective treatment. You may be eligible for a free low-dose CT scan if you have an increased risk for developing lung cancer and meet eligibility criteria. Please call 847.535.7442 to ask questions and speak to our lung navigator.

date Ongoing
fee Free
location Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
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Healthy Transitions at Northwestern Medicine

Northwestern Medicine's Healthy Transitions® program is a healthcare resource to help you feel younger and live longer. Lectures are free and open to friends, patients and the public. Spring classes are coming soon! Learn more >