A primary care provider (PCP) is often your main contact at Cook County Health.

Primary care doctors, sometimes called Family Medicine physicians, specialize in everyday health and can treat a range of health issues.
If you require additional medical service, PCPs will refer you to a specialist. 

Preventing Illnesses

Cook County Health PCPs care for your overall wellness and work with you to provide information and resources to help prevent illnesses and keep you healthy.  
There are two important keys to staying healthy: eating right and being active. Even small changes can make a big difference in how you feel and your overall health. Smart diet choices and exercise will boost your immune system, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, give you more energy, and help you lose weight. 


Cook County Health primary care providers work in a dozen primary care medical home clinics and inpatient settings across Cook County to provide a full spectrum of health services, including: 
  • Annual physicals  
  • Care coordination with specialists, mental health providers and community services 
  • Chronic and complex illness 
  • Health exams 
  • Immunizations 
  • Injuries  
  • Maternal and children’s health, including prenatal, delivery and postpartum services 
  • Short-term illnesses, including the flu, pneumonia and strep throat  
  • Special procedures 


Cook County Health is committed to building lasting relationships with our patients, their families and communities to promote good health at every stage of life. 
We care about your physical, social and psychological needs to provide you with the best possible health care and healthy outcomes.