The Spina Bifida statistics for Illinois are as follows: About 2.86 babies out of 10,000 births are born with this medical problem according to data collected during the years of 2001-2005.  Today, an estimated 3,690 people are living in Illinois who are affected with this health issue. Illinois has 4.1 million women who are of child bearing age: Some are expected to give birth to children affected with SB.

Around 15 percent of the people residing in Illinois (1.9 million) are of Hispanic origin (people of Hispanic origin are at more risk of SB). The state of Illinois has five SB clinics that provide help to those affected with this medical condition. In Chicago, there are three Spina Bifida clinics, hospitals and doctors. There is one SB clinic in Peoria and one in Park Ridge.

The SB Association of Illinois offers aid and support services to those affected with this birth defect in the state.

Spina Bifida Clinics, Hospitals or Doctors in Illinois

Children’s Memorial Hospital

SB Clinic

2300 Children’s Plaza

Chicago, IL 60614

Phone: 773-880-4523

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Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

345 Superior Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: 312-238-1149

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Shriners Hospital

Myelomeningocele Clinic

2211 N. Oak Park Avenue

Chicago, IL 60707

Phone: 773-622-5400


Lutheran General Children’s Hospital

Spina Bifida Clinic

1675 Dempster Street

Park Ridge, IL 60068

Phone: 847-723-5065

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Pediatric Surgery Center

Spina Bifida Clinic

420 N.E. Glen Oak, Suite 201

Peoria, IL 61603

Phone: 309-655-3800

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Spina Bifida Charity in Illinois

Illinois SBA

8765 W. Higgins Road #403, Chicago, IL 60631 | 773-444-0305


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Spina Bifida Camps for Children in Illinois

Easter Seals-Joliet (admin offices only-camp is in Hudson,IL)

212 Barney Drive

Joliet, IL 60435-2830

Contact: Valerie Lentz

Voice: (815) 725-2194

Fax: (815) 725-5150


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Easter Seals Joliet Region

521 E North ST

Bradley, IL 60915

Contact: Valerie Lentz

Voice: (815) 725-2194

Fax: (815) 928-7334


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Easter Seals After School Program

17300 Ozark Avenue

Tinley Park, IL 60477

Contact: Kristin

Voice: (708) 802-9050

Fax: (708) 802-9898

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Easter Seals After School Program, Chicago

1939 W. 13th Street

Chicago, IL 60608

Contact: Kristin

Voice: (312) 432-1751

Fax: (312) 432-9140

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Easter Seals Peoria-Bloomington, Timber Pointe Outdoor Center

20 Timber Pointe Lane

Hudson, IL 61748

Contact: Deb Townsend

Voice: (309) 365-8021

Fax: (309) 365-8934


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Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation

6820 W. Dempster St

Morton Grove, IL 60053

Contact: Erin Pool or Susan Bear

Voice: (847) 966-5522

Fax: (847)966-8340

TTY: (847)966-8897


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Sports & Activities in Illinois

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

345 East Superior Street

Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 238-1000

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Western DuPage Special Recreation Association

116 N. Schmale Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188-2103

P: 630-681-0962

F: 630-681-1262


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400 E. Illinois Rd.

Lake Forest



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Adaptive Adventures

2616 Wilmette Avenue

Wilmette, IL 60091

Phone: 847.251.8445

Toll Free: 866.679.2770

Fax: 877.303.8891


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About the Author: Peter Scott

Peter Scott is a medical writer that specializes in general health and medical research surrounding Spina Bifida and other disabilities.