IDPH Home Page
search idph
What's New
about public health
a-z topics list
news releases
online publications
Laws and Administrative Rules
How To Get Records
View Statistics
idph calendar
other links

535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
Phone 217-782-4977
Fax 217-782-3987
TTY 800-547-0466
Questions or Comments

The Illinois Department of Public Health was created in 1877 to regulate medical practitioners and to promote sanitation. Today, IDPH is responsible for protecting the state's 12.4 million residents, as well as countless visitors, through the prevention and control of disease and injury. The Department's nearly 200 programs touch virtually every age, aspect and cycle of life.

Public health means different things to different people. It often evokes the image of a restaurant inspector, but the range of services is much broader -- vaccinations to protect children against disease...testing to assure the safety of food, water and drugs...licensing to ensure quality health care in hospitals and nursing homes...investigations to control the outbreak of infectious diseases...collection and evaluation of health statistics to develop prevention and regulatory programs...screening newborns for genetic diseases...programs to meet the special health needs of women. Combined, these vital programs and services make up Illinois' public health system, a system that bears major responsibility for the quality of life in the state.

You can learn more about the Illinois Department of Public Health by exploring our World Wide Web site. Feel free to browse and if you have questions or comments, please drop us a line.

Mission Statement
General Overview

Organizational Chart
IDPH at a Glance
State Board of Health
List of IDPH Advisory Boards

Office of the Director
Office of Finance and Administration
Office of Health Care Regulation
Office of Health Promotion
Office of Health Protection
Office of Human Resources
Office of Information Technology
Office of Men's Health
Office of Policy, Planning and Statistics
Office of Preparedness and Response
Office of Women's Health