Eat well, be active and stay healthy by using the resources below. You will also find a vaccination schedule for your child and some helpful parenting tips.
Find a Cook County Health and Hospital Resource Near You
CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals and a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers. Other health services such as CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan, are also offered. Locate your closest health care provider by clicking below.
CountyCare Behavioral Health Services
CountyCare has a full behavioral health network that provides services for mental health and substance use disorders.
Behavioral health services that are covered by CountyCare include, but are not limited to: mental health assessments, individual, group and family therapy, case management, medication monitoring and management, community support, psychological testing. In addition, members may need partial hospitalization, residential rehabilitation services, detoxification, inpatient psychiatric care and long-term care.
Learn more at the links below.
Food for your Family
Since 1979, the Greater Chicago Food Depository has been Cook County’s food bank, providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository does this in partnership with 700 agencies and programs including pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and meals for children, older adults and veterans. Learn where food is distributed near you by clicking the link below.
Top Box Foods
Top Box Foods is a year-round resource for affordable, nutritious fresh fruit, vegetables, and proteins for anyone and everyone who wants to bring healthy food home, and help their neighbors do the same. You can pick your Top Box deliveries at Grace Methodist Church in Blue Island (12739 Maple Ave) and many other locations throughout Cook County. On delivery day, you can pay for your order with your LINK Card, Credit/Debit, Cash, Check or Money Order.
Tips for Positive Parenting
Health professionals recommend at least one hour of physical activity each day. The Forest Preserves are the perfect places to pursue family physical fitness.
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services is responsible for providing healthcare coverage for adults and children who qualify for Medicaid, and for providing Child Support Services to help ensure that Illinois children receive financial support from both parents.
Recommended Vaccinations for Kids and Growing Teens
Vaccinations are a critical part of making sure your child gets the right start in life. Educate yourself and make sure your whole family is up to date using the resources below.
The Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities works to help families and individual realize their full potential by providing a broad range of services to those in need. With 153 programs at 154 locations throughout Cook and Lake counties, Catholic Charities serves virtually every neighborhood in the Chicagoland area. Call 312.655.7700 or check out the link below to learn more.