Cook County Health (CCH) has taken comprehensive measures to ensure the continued provision of safe patient care during the upcoming winter storm that is expected to begin on Thursday, December 22:

  • Outpatient primary care services and some specialty care services at CCH community health centers and at Stroger and Provident Hospitals are being transitioned to telehealth visits on Friday, December 23. Patients will be contacted by their physician’s office with details. Patients with questions can contact 312-864-0200. Clinicians will be available at community health centers for patients who may walk in.
  • Free valet parking will be made available to patients at the Stroger Hospital entrance on Thursday, December 22 and Friday, December 23.
  • CCH COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites will be closed on Friday, December 23 and Saturday, December 24.
  • The health system has ample stock of supplies, medication and food.
  • Preparations have been made to ensure adequate staffing, with regular leader check-ins and contingency plans.
  • Facilities’ utilities are being serviced as needed to ensure continuity during the storm.

Please click here for tips on how to stay safe during severe winter weather.

To see a list of warming centers in the City of Chicago click here and in suburban Cook County click here.

“Cook County Health’s hospitals are ready to care for you. We are encouraging all residents of Cook County to stay safe, drive smart, listen to your body and come in for care if you need it,” said Israel Rocha, Jr., CEO, Cook County Health.

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