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Your health. Our priority.

From primary care to specialized treatment for complex medical conditions, Cook County Health delivers the care that keeps you healthy.

Cook County Health provides high-quality care to more than 500,000 individuals through the health system and the health plan. Our teams of doctors, nurses and medical professionals represent the best in medicine. We continue to modernize and expand our network of community-based health centers throughout Cook County. We offer convenient locations and a team of experts ready to offer you and your family everything from wellness care to emergency medicine.

A 180-year history.
Today’s modern medicine.

We are proud of our legacy. We thank those who have been on the journey with us and as we look to the future, we invite you to join us as we elevate the health of Cook County. Cook County Health is investing in our network and modernizing services for patients. We’re leading the field in cutting-edge technology, increased capacity and innovative research. Cook County Health would be honored to provide your care.

Our broad network.
More options for you.

Our broad network includes two hospitals: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital. Patients can also visit more than a dozen community health centers and the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center. Cook County Health is proud of the work it does through Cook County Department of Public Health and Correctional Health.

Bringing health care
to your community

Cook County Health’s Community Relations team prides itself on being community advocates and bringing the System’s resources to all Cook County residents.

Our culturally diverse and multilingual team will make sure your health care questions are answered. We will also provide you with the right resources and help to resolve your issues and those of your constituents, family friends and neighbors. Click here to learn more.

Elevating the health of Cook County.

Our mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. We seek to create partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public. We also advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social well-being of the people of Cook County.

Setting the standard in care.

Cook County Health is recognized for providing a high-quality, safe system of care. Here are some of our recognitions and accreditations:

Ambulatory and Community Health Network

  • 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
  • Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center,
    Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Dialysis Unit Certification,
    Illinois Department of Public Health
  • U.S. News and World Report, High Performing Hospital for heart failure care
  • U.S News and World Report, High Performing Hospital for COPD
  • American Heart Association, 2020 Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Gold Recognition Award
  • American Heart Association, 2020 Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Silver Award with Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
  • Accredited Health Department, Public Health Accreditation Board 
Cook County Health U.S. News & World Report - Heart Failure
Cook County Health U.S. News & World Report - COPD
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Be healthy with CountyCare.

You must be signed up for Medicaid in order to choose CountyCare as your health plan. If you are not signed up for Medicaid or if you are unsure, call CountyCare at (312) 864-8200 for help.

In the News.


Cook County Vaccine Program Update: Vaccination Site Closures for February 16 Due to Winter Storm

February 15, 2021

Cook County Vaccine Program Update Vaccination Site Closures for February 16 Due to Winter Storm Limited Release of 5,000 First-dose Appointments Will Open at Noon Tomorrow   Due to excessive snow and given repeated warnings…

Cook County Announces Third Large-Scale Community Vaccination Site at South Suburban College

February 11, 2021

Vaccine shortage prevents new appointments from being scheduled at this time Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health System CEO Israel Rocha announced today that Cook County will open its third large-scale…

Cook County Health Opens 1st Pilot Educational POD in Lansing to Target Vaccine Distribution to Educators and School Personnel

February 10, 2021

(CHICAGO) – In a targeted effort to help restore critical public services to the community in vulnerable communities, Cook County has announced that Thornton Fractional (TF) South High School in Lansing, IL will serve as…

Cook County Health Study Indicates Rapid and Disproportionate Increase in COVID-19 Hospitalizations Among Hispanics

February 4, 2021

(CHICAGO) – New research led by medical experts from Cook County Health confirms previous reports that Hispanic patients experience a disproportionate burden of COVID-19. The study results, published in the January issue of PLOS ONE,…

Cook County Announces Second Large Scale Community Vaccination Site at Triton College to Open Wednesday

February 1, 2021

Cook County Health will Release Appointments for Triton at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 2nd (CHICAGO) – Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health System CEO Israel Rocha announced today that Cook…

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