Look At Us Now.
Adding years to your life and life to your years.
From primary care to specialized treatment for the most complex medical conditions, Cook County Health delivers the care that keeps your health on track.
Investing in our care and investing in you.
Our expertise is far-reaching.
Every day, our patients rely on us to:
Deliver high quality care:
- Women’s health
- Mental health and substance abuse
- Primary care
Manage chronic diseases:
Treat acute conditions:
Our teams of top medical professionals represent the very best in medicine, which is why Cook County families and communities – even the U.S. Navy, who trains in our trauma unit – rely on us for expertise in everything from wellness care to emergency medicine.
We continue to modernize and expand our broad network of community-based health centers throughout Cook County, which provide convenient locations and a team ready to deliver care tailored to you and your family.
Each year, Cook County Health provides expert care to thousands of people.
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Recognitions and Accreditations
We are proud of the recognitions that Cook County Health has received across a range of practices. We continue to set and follow the highest standards of care in medicine.
Recognition of a High Quality, Safe System of Care:
- Ambulatory Care Certification, The Joint Commission
- Primary Care Medical Home Certification, The Joint Commission
- Hospital Accreditation, The Joint Commission
- Hospital Accreditation, The Joint Commission
- Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers, The Joint Commission and The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
- Academic Comprehensive Cancer Care Program Accreditation, American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer; American College of Surgeons
- National Burn Center Verification, American Burn Association
- Level III NICU and Administrative Perinatal Hospital designation, Illinois Department of Public Health (highest level of care in Illinois)
- Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, Illinois Department of Public Health
- Dialysis Unit Certification, Illinois Department of Public Health
Ambulatory and Community Health Network
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A 180-year history and today’s modern medicine.
We are modernizing health care throughout Cook County for the expert care you count on, with over $150 million planned in improvements by 2020. That means adding cutting-edge technology, growing our capacity and leading the field through research and first-hand expertise. Here are just a few of the improvements:
Central Campus Health Center
We will unveil a state-of-the-art outpatient facility in 2018 that will offer Cook County’s first-rate care in a modern environment.
Women and Children's Center at Stroger Hospital
This dedicated space for women’s health and pediatrics will deliver preventive and specialized care, drawing from top expertise and research. The center will offer inpatient and outpatient obstetrics and gynecology, along with labor and delivery for women. For our youngest patients, the center will offer outpatient pediatric primary and specialty care as well as inpatient services like general pediatrics, neonatal and pediatric intensive care.
With new ophthalmology and mammogram services already available, Provident Hospital is home to a wide range of health and wellness services. We are also investing over $40 million in a new outpatient facility set to open in 2019 that will include modernized services and features.
Community Triage Center
Our new behavioral health center in the Roseland community offers walk-in services for patients with mental health and substance abuse needs. The center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Modernizing and Expanding Community Health Centers
With a commitment to renovate, rebuild or relocate all of our community health centers in the next 10 years, we’re constantly improving, growing and investing in the health of our patients and communities. Stay tuned for more information as we continue to modernize our facilities and expand care near you.
Find a health center near you.
Training the Navy and treating your grandmother.
We provide primary care and other services to more than 300,000 unique patients every year, helping to guide them through questions about their prescriptions, lab results, diet and exercise support and more.
- Our patient portal offers secure online access to your medical information.
- A new Patient Support Center coordinates incoming requests for appointments and referrals. It also provides patients real-time advice from our nursing staff. The support center operates 24 hours a day, Monday – Friday.
- Our community-based health centers offer evening and Saturday appointments to fit your schedule.
Care that keeps you healthy.
Labor & Delivery
She’ll rely on you and you on us.
Our team’s focus is simple: Ensure you and your baby are healthy during and after your pregnancy. Our commitment to women’s health is long-standing, and our broad range of expertise allows us to provide care for patients at every stage of their pregnancy and after. You can rely on us for care after the baby is born so you recover quickly and feel confident in your new role as a mother.
A dedicated team of doctors and nurses
will support you before, during and after delivery, and are ready to answer any questions.
Prenatal care that is close to home
and includes regular appointments to monitor your baby’s progress, healthy eating support and much more.
Private labor and delivery suites
provide comfort and calm for this special time. Suites feature a pullout bed for guests, rocking chairs and flat screen televisions.
Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or NICU, and top-trained specialists can handle complex issues.
We ensure that babies get the care they need and that parents have the peace of mind they deserve.
Learn more about our labor and delivery care services.
4-month check-ups and 4 a.m. phone calls.
No matter the reason, you can call on our team of pediatricians, specialists and family doctors who have expertise in everything from asthma to cancer.
And with health centers throughout Cook County, we can help find the right doctor for your child.
We provide primary and preventive care to fit the needs of each child.
We treat allergies and asthma, and we are there for acute issues like ear infections and strep throat.
Our team promotes
lifelong healthy habits
to set children on the right track by providing back-to-school physicals and immunizations.
Ongoing research allows us to stay on the cutting edge,
ensuring we deliver high quality, comprehensive care for children and adolescents. We work to fight childhood obesity and provide counseling and support for children in need.
High Risk Clinic
cares for children with complex medical, developmental or social needs and connects families to the services and support they need.
Learn more about our pediatric care.
Therapies for the future and a treatment plan just for you.
In the fight against cancer, you can depend on our expert doctors, state-of-the-art technology and access to National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored clinical trials. Each year, over 10,000 patients, including more than 1,500 new patients, rely on Cook County Health for expert cancer care.
We know that cancer touches every family. That is why we aim to provide early detection and a treatment plan tailored to you.
We are proud of our patients’ outcomes. In fact, stage for stage, people who are treated for cancer at Cook County Health do as well as those who are treated at the best cancer programs in the country.
- Our knowledgeable team offers patients and family support for questions regarding chemotherapy, radiation treatment and ongoing clinical care.
- Cancer treatment plans are made by our multi-disciplinary teams of cancer surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, endoscopists and interventional radiologists.
- Cook County Health has received more than $10 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to conduct groundbreaking clinical trials.
- We are the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored Minority/Underserved NCI Community Oncology Research Program in the Midwest.
- Our patients have access to some of the best available radiation therapies. We are home to state-of-the-art linear accelerators that deliver precise and advanced radiation treatments, while reducing damage to surrounding tissue.
- Mammograms and other early detection therapies offered at Stroger Hospital and Provident Hospital give you the answers you need and a foundation for your treatment plan.
- We are accredited by the American College of Surgeons for our Academic Comprehensive Cancer Care Program and our quality metrics conform well to national standards.
We pave a path toward wellness.
Caring for you head to toe and every step of the way.
Diabetes is one of Cook County’s most pressing health issues. Collectively, our team of experts have hundreds of years of experience. Each year we work to manage the health of 40,000 diabetic patients while bringing new research and technology to their care.
Our multidisciplinary diabetes teams are powered by a skilled and dedicated staff committed to combating diabetes through education, modern therapies, research and the promotion of healthy lifestyle habits.
Our team includes expert endocrinologists, certified diabetes educators, pharmacologists, psychologists, social workers and physical therapists. We are committed to empowering patients to make decisions today, that will lead to a healthier tomorrow.
- Our team works with you to find a diet to fit your specific needs to ensure you reach all your goals.
- We know the needs of each patient are unique, which is why our dedicated staff develops a treatment plan for each patient.
- We provide support for blood sugar testing and monitoring, as well as insulin administration and dosage. We offer insulin pumps to patients who need them.
- Patient education provides tips for how to get and stay active to keep diabetes under control.
- With plans to expand our popular lifestyle centers across Cook County in the coming years, more of our patients will have convenient access to programs designed to help them shop, eat and cook better and incorporate physical activity into their lives.