Community Health

Featured Pages

  • Healthy Chicago 2025
    A plan for all Chicago that addresses structural and institutional inequities and living conditions to improve health and well-being.
  • PlayStreets Chicago
    A permit program allows residents to establish short-term traffic restrictions on their streets to use as pop-up recreation spaces.
  • Vector Control
    We monitor and reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile Virus and Zika.

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Services

Bed Bugs

The Chicago City Council passed an ordinance in 2013 to help address the problem of bed bugs. The ordinance established several requirements for both landlords and tenants.

Environmental Permitting & Inspection

Environmental Permitting and Inspection Program aims to protect public health and the environment by reducing environmental risks throughout the city.

Free Exercise Class

Get Moving Today! Find Free Exercise Class.

Healthy Chicago 2025

A plan for all Chicago that addresses structural and institutional inequities and living conditions to improve health and well-being.

Healthy Kids Meal Information

As of January 1, 2022, Chicago and Illinois restaurants that serve a packaged “children’s meal” are required to offer healthy beverages as the default beverage with the meal.

Illegal Sale of Tobacco Products to a Youth

The Chicago Department of Public Health in partnership with the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection’s Compliance and Investigation Division, conducts underage tobacco sales to determine if a vendor is adhering to the underage tobacco sale laws.

Investigation of a Smoking Complaint

The Chicago Department of Public Health will follow-up with smoking complaints against businesses that are not in compliance with the Chicago Clean Indoor Air Ordinance.

Mosquito-Borne Diseases

West Nile virus can cause mild to severe illness. Most people who get infected do not get sick. Some get a mild, flu-like illness. In rarer cases, the virus can affect the brain and spinal cord, and can be fatal.

Pharmaceutical Representative License

Beginning July 1, 2017, pharmaceutical representatives who market or promote pharmaceuticals within the City of Chicago for more than fifteen (15) calendar days per year are required to obtain a license.

PlayStreets Chicago

PlayStreets in Chicago is a collaborative initiative for healthier and stronger communities by creating safe and accessible residential play areas for kids to be active, to learn, and for neighbors to come together.

Standing Water

Report standing water to prevent West Nile virus.