The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, or WIC, connects families with nutritious foods and helps them create a healthy diet. WIC is for pregnant women or new moms who have children under 5 years of age who have an income that falls within a certain range. WIC does not require proof of U.S. citizenship.
Becoming a parent can be overwhelming, especially during the first few months as you adjust to becoming a new mom or dad. The Chicago Department of Public Health offers services to new families during this important time. We offer peace of mind with support from pre-conception through the first two years of your child’s life. We provide culturally sensitive, trauma informed education regarding parenting, breastfeeding, safe sleep, developmental milestones, birth control, and general care coordination especially with your healthcare provider. Registered nurses and licensed social workers are on hand to provide you with high quality, professional support and guidance. They are available for face-to-face visits Monday through Friday. You can meet them at one of our program sites, or they will come to your home or any other site you wish throughout the city of Chicago. See our brochures in English and Spanish. Visit this page for our locations or contact (312) 745-BABY
The City provides confidential, no cost testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). If you have insurance, including Medicaid, please bring your insurance with you. Also, now offering pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for reducing your risk of getting HIV. Learn more with PrEP 101.
As of July 1st, 2012 the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has partnered with several different community based health clinics to provide services for primary care, children, woman, family planning and pregnant woman. For any maternal child health services, search our resource page.