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.

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

Provident Hospital

  • Hospital Accreditation, The Joint Commission

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital

  • 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

Cook County Department of Public Health

  • Accredited Health Department, Public Health Accreditation Board 

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 Health Seeks Public Input on 2020 Strategic Plan

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019 Cook County Health is seeking public input as it develops its 2020-2023 strategic plan. Click on the community town hall presentation for more information and use the survey to share your thoughts…

Cook County Health Selected as One of 15 Sites to Participate in National Initiative to Expand Opioid Treatment in Jails

May 9, 2019

Fewer than one percent of U.S. jails offer opioid users medical-assisted treatment May 9, 2019 CHICAGO – As opioid-related deaths continue to increase at an alarming rate, jails are at the epicenter of the opioid…

Cook County Health Recognizes Stroke Awareness Month

May 2, 2019

May 2, 2019 May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is a common but serious medical condition in which blood flow to the brain is interrupted. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen…

Spring into Cook County Health for Your Preventive Care

May 2, 2019

May 2, 2019 As we try and put winter behind us, despite the recent, rainy weather, Cook County Health hopes you put some spring in your step and tackle that preventive care visit you have…

Cook County Health Warns Residents about the Dangers of E-Cigarettes

April 18, 2019

April 18, 2019 Many young adults today think that e-cigarettes are healthier because they only have water and flavoring, but that’s not true. From 2017 to 2018, e-cigarette use radically increased by 48 percent for…

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