Health & Hospitals System, Cook County


The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) oversees a comprehensive, integrated system of healthcare throughout Chicago and suburban Cook County through its seven affiliates: three hospitals, a growing ambulatory and community health network, a public health department, a correctional healthcare facility, and an outpatient infectious disease center.

CCHHS offers a broad range of services from specialty to primary care to emergency, acute, outpatient, rehabilitative, long-term and preventative care. CCHHS services are available to the more than five million residents of Cook County, regardless of their economic status or ability to pay.

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Cook County Healthcare Facilities

Hospital-Community Partnerships

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System partners with hospitals, healthcare centers and community organizations to maximize services and increase patient convenience in city and suburban neighborhoods.

Current hospital partnerships, in a growing network include:

  • Bethany Hospital
  • Jackson Park Hospital
  • Northwest Community Hospital
  • Saint Anthony Hospital
  • Saint Elizabeth Hospital
  • Saint James Hospital
  • Thorek Hospital

Financial Assistance

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System seeks to provide quality care to all our patients, regardless of their ability to pay. We belive no one should delay seeking needed medical care because they lack health insurance or are worried about their ability to pay for their care.

We have a financial assistance program that offers discounted charges for services to eligible patients that may cover all or part of their bill.

  • Limit of Liability (LOL) Program – a program that reduces the patient bill based on income/family size and places them on a sliding fee scale. After receipt of an LOL application, a financial assessment is performed.
    The hospital bill may be discounted up to 100% if the qualified patients is 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (family size adjusted) or less.
    To qualify for this program, the patient must be a resident of Cook County and not qualify for public aid.
  • Payment Plan – Patients who qualify for a reduction in their patient bill or do not financially qualify for a reduction can arrange for time payments with a financial screener. After a financial assessment, the appropriate monthly payment will be assigned with a prescribed timeframe.

For more information on the Financial Assistance Program, please contact one of our Financial Screeners at (312) 864-2224.

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Discount Card

In September 2007, Cook County, in partnership with Caremark and the National Association of Counties (NACo), introduced the new Cook County Prescription Drug Discount Card Program. This free card is available to all county residents and can provide significant savings on prescription drugs with no income requirements, no age requirements, and unlimited use for the whole family.

Any county resident without prescription coverage can use this program. Even if you have insurance for prescription drugs, you may still benefit from the discount card, since it may save you money on prescription drugs your existing plan does not cover.