CCHHS Releases FY2018 Preliminary Budget

CCHHS Releases FY2018 Preliminary Budget

Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) CEO, Dr. Jay Shannon, submitted the health system’s preliminary Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget to the CCHHS Finance Committee today. The proposed $2.4 billion budget contemplates the growth of CountyCare membership, strengthens critical… [Read More]

CCHHS FY2018 Preliminary Budget

CCHHS FY2018 Preliminary Budget

The proposed CCHHS FY2018 Preliminary Budget was introduced to the CCHHS Finance Committee on August 25, 2017. Two (2) Public Hearings on the Preliminary Budget were held: Monday, August 28, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. and Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at… [Read More]

Oak Forest Immediate Care Center Notice

Oak Forest Immediate Care Center Notice

Attention The Immediate Care Center at Oak Forest Health Center is no longer open. With locations across Cook County, you can connect with care that is close to you. We can help you select a medical home and schedule your appointment… [Read More]

Pills used for HIV Prophylaxis

Can New “Smart PrEP Pills” Increase Adherence for HIV-Prevention Medication Among Young People?

The FDA-approved drug called PrEP can drastically reduce someone’s risk of getting HIV-by as much as 92 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But one of the biggest barriers to PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, being effective… [Read More]


Chicago Tonight: Cook County Jail is Giving At-Risk Inmates Narcan Upon Their Release

Dr. Connie Mennella, the medical director at the Cook County Jail, spoke to Chicago Tonight’s host Phil Ponce about the jail giving inmates an overdose-reversing drug called Narcan to at-risk inmates when they leave the jail. Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s… [Read More]

Cook County Celebrates Construction Milestone for New West Side Health Center

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle hosted a “topping out” ceremony on August 9 to celebrate continued construction progress CCHHS’ new state-of-the-art health center in Chicago’s Near West Side. During the… [Read More]

CCHHS Offering Fresh Food Markets in South Suburban Cook County

Starting in summer, Fresh Food Markets are being hosted weekly at three Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) health centers in South Suburban Cook County. Black Oaks Center, a local nonprofit, is partnering with CCHHS to make fresh fruits and vegetables… [Read More]


4 Men Only Health & Wellness Fair

The Little Village Community Council and the Cook County Health & Hospitals System are hosting a “4 Men Only Health & Wellness Fair” next month. For more information, visit here.    


General Medicine Clinic is Relocating

As the largest Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s (CCHHS) outpatient clinic, the General Medicine Clinic (GMC) at Fantus Health Center will begin relocating services this month to facilitate improvements on the central campus. CCHHS is building a new Central… [Read More]

Dr. Connie Mennella is CCHHS’ 2017 Doctor of the Year

Dr. Connie Mennella, Chairperson of the Department of Correctional Health at Cermak Health Services, was named Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s 2017 Doctor of the Year. Dr. Mennella was selected from more than 80 doctors, who were all nominated… [Read More]