Health Protection and Response

 

We work to protect all Chicago residents from potential health threats like disease outbreaks and common illnesses like influenza. We provide safe and effective vaccines and educational information about how to prepare for and prevent health emergencies.
  • Communicable Disease: We identify sources of infectious diseases to stop transmission. Our goal is to ensure that all Chicago residents receive timely, preventive medical treatment and that medical providers are always informed of the latest health alerts and recommendations.
  • Immunization: Vaccines are a safe and highly effective method to protect yourself and your children from many diseases. 
  • Emergency Preparedness: Recognizing that a Local Response is the Best Response, learn how you can prepare your family for an emergency, how to work together as a community and how you can volunteer to help others.
  • Tuberculosis: TB is a communicable disease of public health significance, and under Illinois law the Local Health Department should be actively managing and/or monitoring treatment of each case of TB. Our goal is to control and prevent TB in Chicago.

Get the latest information about diseases that may impact you.

Communicable Disease

The Disease Control division at the Chicago Department of Public Health works to protect the public from infectious diseases including vaccine-preventable diseases, Tuberculosis, food-borne illness and other communicable diseases.

Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) COVID-19 Resources

FQHCs are essential to the fabric of our public health infrastructure and our COVID-19 response alike. In a time when our hospital infrastructure is stretched thin, CDPH recognizes the crucial role FQHC systems can play in supporting our Chicago communities through a pandemic

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Prepare Chicago: Emergency Preparedness: Recognizing that a Local Response is the Best Response, learn how you can prepare your family for an emergency, how to work together as a community and how you can volunteer to help others.

Tuberculosis Information

CDPH Tuberculosis Control Program

Vaccines and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Our clinics provide Vaccines, Shots, Immunizations for Elementary, High School and College students, flu & pneumonia and more.

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Department Main Office

Public Health
  • Phone: 312.747.9884
    TTY: 312.747.2374

  • 333 S. State Street
    Room 200
    Chicago, IL 60604 (For 24-hour assistance or to report a public health issue, call 311.)   
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