Infectious Disease

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

  • Application for Chicagoland Syndemic Advisory Council Membership
    The Syndemic (HIV, STI, Viral Hepatitis, TB, Mpox) Advisory Council is responsible for providing oversight and guidance regarding syndemic infectious disease service priorities and the allocation of federal syndemic infectious disease funding through the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), including the Health Resources and Services Administration Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Divisions of HIV Prevention and Viral Hepatitis. Application period is March 21 through April 11, 2023.
  • Communicable Disease
    The Communicable Disease Program at the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) conducts surveillance for more than 70 diseases and disease syndromes to detect trends and assess the public health impact of communicable diseases, monitors the occurrence of infectious diseases and develops strategies for preventing and controlling disease.
  • HIV, AIDS, and STI resources
    HIV, AIDS, and STI resources, services, clinics, and more.

External Sites

  • Coronavirus Response Center (COVID-19)
    The City of Chicago continues to mobilize every resource at our disposal and collaborate with national, state and local partners on a comprehensive and coordinated response to the virus.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
    There are many ways to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. This site features vaccine information, resources, and access assistance.
  • Protect Against Flu
    Flu can be very serious and being young and healthy doesn’t make you invincible. Getting a flu vaccine each year is your best protection.
  • Mpox (Monkeypox)
    Mpox (monkeypox) is a viral infection, with symptoms that can include a painful and uncomfortable rash or sores, often accompanied with flu-like illness. Mpox can result in severe disease requiring hospitalization particularly in persons with other health conditions or those who are immunocompromised.


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.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person.

HIV, AIDS, and STI Resources

This page provides an overview of HIV, AIDS and STI resources available in Chicago.

HIV/AIDS Primary Care Clinics

Chicagoans' health needs are diverse, just like our communities. CDPH is dedicated to working continuously in partnership with community members to promote the best public health practices for the prevention, treatment, care, and to promote the highest quality services for the health and well being of individuals living in the City of Chicago.

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).

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.