Cook County Health is offering the latest COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA and CDC recommend the COVID vaccine for all individuals 6 months and older. The new formula helps protect against the latest variants of COVID.

If it has been more than two months since your last COVID vaccine, you are eligible.

If you are a Cook County Health patient, you can visit your doctor’s office. Call to make an appointment.

Vaccines for the Community

Stroger and Provident Hospitals’ vaccine clinics are available to the community, regardless of whether you are a patient.

The Stroger vaccine clinic is located on the lower level of the hospital by the cafeteria. Take the main elevator to the lower level and follow the signs.

Provident Hospital‘s clinic is located at the Sengstacke Health Center on the 6th floor. 

Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are available. To schedule an appointment at Stroger or Provident, visit our self-scheduling website.

You can also call 833-308-1988 to make an appointment.

If you are looking for another location, visit


If you are a Cook County Health patient in need of a COVID-19 test, please contact your doctor’s office to schedule a visit.

Community members can get a COVID test at Stroger Hospital or at Provident Hospital. You must pre-register for a test by calling 833-308-1988.

Universal Masking

CCH will be requiring masks for all staff, patients and visitors (age 2 and older) in waiting rooms and exam rooms beginning on Tuesday, December 26. 

Masks are currently available for pick-up at the front entrances of all CCH facilities. Additional mask stations will be deployed across Stroger and Provident hospitals.

Masks have been shown to significantly reduce transmission of COVID-19 and other viral illnesses. Wearing a mask can help protect yourself and others. 

Visitor Guidelines

Updated: December 21, 2023

Visitor policy changes effective Tuesday, December 26, 2023.   

  • Maximum TWO (2) visitors per patient at any one time to inpatient units.
  • Maximum ONE (1) visitor per patient at any one time in our Emergency, Trauma, and Outpatient spaces.
  • Visitation will be limited to those age 12 and over.
  • Visitation hours will be from 11:00am-8:00pm with only the below exceptions:
    • 24 hours for a labor support person
    • 24 hours for parents and guardians of pediatric patients
    • 24 hours for Emergency and Trauma departments
    • Clinic and Procedural areas will be based on their hours of operation