Healthy Living

CDPH is committed to helping every resident receive the care they deserve. We work with community partners to grow and strengthen behavioral health resources across Chicago.

  • CDPH Mental Health Services: We provide direct services from five clinic locations across Chicago on a sliding fee scale.
  • Substance Use Disorder: We work to educate residents and generate awareness on prevention and treatment for substance use.
  • Violence Prevention: We work to prevent violence across the lifespan and reduce its negative impacts when it does occur. We do this through community education workshops and professional development and by working with a variety of stakeholders to support them in applying a violence prevention lens to the work they do.
Adolescent and School Health
The Chicago Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) adolescent and school health initiatives include online resources and in-person programs to improve the health and wellness of youth in Chicago.
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Department of Public Health Mental Health Services
HIV/STI Partner Services
Notifying your sex and/or needle-sharing partners is one of the many FREE services offered by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH).
HIV/STI Prevention
HIV/STI Prevention Program works with Chicago’s community planning group, CAHISC, to assess needs and identify priorities in order to best address the epidemic and prevent HIV disease in the city of Chicago.
Healthcare Access Programs
Healthcare Access is a component of the CDPH HIV/STI Bureau’s Community Health Services Division, a collection of services that work together to reduce HIV infections and increase quality of life for those living with and vulnerable to HIV in the Chicago Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA).
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
The HOPWA program was established by HUD in 1992 to address the specific housing needs of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Under the HOPWA program, housing services needed by PLWHA are supported through the provision of funds to agencies that provide effective strategies to prevent homelessness and facilitate access to a range of needed treatment and supportive services.
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.
Opioid Use
Opioid misuse is a serious public health problem.
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.
Screening for Exposure to Second Hand Smoke
Secondhand smoke can affect the health of those who live with a smoker or who are in another environment where someone is smoking.
Substance Use Disorder
Substance use disorder (SUD), which can include addiction, is a medical diagnosis that describes the mental, behavioral, and physical symptoms caused by the use of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs.
Surveillance, Epidemiology and Research
This page provides a detailed picture of HIV, AIDS and STIs in Chicago, along with insights into our successes and the challenges we face in the future.
Tobacco Prevention
We provide tobacco cessation information and assistance to residents and advocate for policy change to make Chicago a safer and smoke-free city.
Violence Prevention
OVP works to prevent violence across the lifespan and reduce its negative impacts when it does occur.



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