Cook County Health and Hospitals System’s mission is to provide health care with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay, however federal rules require us to send bills to all patients.

Please keep in mind, if you are uninsured and do not apply for financial assistance, you will be responsible for the full amount of your bill. We offer several different financial assistance options for patients who need help paying their bills. No patient will be denied Cook County Health and Hospitals System services based on ability to pay.

Need health insurance? Call 312-864-8200 to learn more about your coverage options. CCHHS’ Financial Assistance Office can determine Medicaid and Medicare eligibility, and certified application counselors are available to help individuals enroll in a plan through the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace.