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 Information: 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. 
  • 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: 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 Information
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.
Help Respond to Emergency
Illinois Helps / Be the first to respond to a significant disaster or Public Health Emergency
Lead Hazard Home Inspection
The Chicago Department of Public Health offers home inspections for various sources of lead hazards that may be present in the home.
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.
Recommended Childhood Immunizations
Vaccines are among the most successful and cost effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death.
Report an Elevated Blood Lead Level
To combat lead poisoning, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) works to ensure children are tested for lead, to educate parents and property owners of the dangers of lead, and to enforce city and state laws.
Standing Water
Report standing water to prevent West Nile virus.
Tuberculosis Information
CDPH Tuberculosis Control Program
Vaccines/Shots/Immunizations
Our clinics provide Vaccines, Shots, Immunizations for Elementary, High School and College students, flu & pneumonia and more.

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Public Health

  • 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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