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The mission of IDPH is to promote health through the prevention and control of disease and injury. IDPH assures the quality of our food, sets standards for hospitals and nursing homes, investigates disease outbreaks, maintains the state’s vital records, screens newborns, and many other programs.
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https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/youth-camps
Licensed Youth Camps
State law requires the Department to annually inspect and license youth camps. The Youth Camp Act defines a youth camp as any parcel of land having the general characteristics and features of a camp as the term is generally understood, used wholly or in part for recreational or instructional purposes and accommodating, for profit or under philanthropic or charitable auspices, five or more children under 18 years of age, apart from their parents, relatives or legal guardians for a period of three or more consecutive days or five days during the calendar year or more. This site may be equipped with temporary or permanent buildings and may be operated as a day camp or as a resident camp. IDPH staff inspects the water supply, sewage disposal system, electrical system, general sanitation, food service and water recreational facilities. IDPH also reviews camp construction plans and issues permits for new camps.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/food-service-sanitation
Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification
Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC) is required by Section 750.540 of the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Code based on the food service establishment’s risk category assigned by the local health department. A FSSMC is earned by completing an approved eight hour course with an Illinois approved instructor and passing a national exam accredited by the Conference for Food Protection, then paying a fee to IDPH, which is valid for five years from the exam date.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/home-health-licensing
Home Health Agencies Licensing
IDPH regulates Home Health Agencies and that license determines whether entities are eligible for Medicare reimbursement.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/home-nursing-placement
Home Nursing Placement Agencies
A Home Nursing Placement agency is an agency that acts as a placement agency, in order to deliver skilled nursing and home health aide services to persons in their personal residences.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/home-services-licensing
Home Services Licensing Application
IDPH regulates Home Services Agencies which provide services directly through workers providing home services for consumers primarily in their personal residences. Services provided include assistance with activities of daily living, housekeeping, personal laundry, and companionship provided to an individual in his or her personal residence, which are intended to enable that individual to remain safely and comfortably in his or her own personal residence.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/hospice-license
Hospice License Application
IDPH licenses Hospices -public agencies or private organizations, or a subdivision of either of those, that are primarily engaged in providing care to terminally ill individuals through a program of home care or inpatient care, or both home care and inpatient care, utilizing a medically directed interdisciplinary hospice care team of professionals or volunteers, or both professionals and volunteers. A hospice program may be licensed as a comprehensive hospice program or a volunteer hospice program.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/asbestos-course-provider
Asbestos Training Course Provider Application
Workers who manage or abate asbestos in schools, commercial, or public buildings must be trained and licensed. Contractors are responsible for conducting asbestos abatement projects. All contractors who conduct asbestos abatement projects must have insurance and are required to be licensed.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/asbestos-worker-application
Asbestos Worker Application
Workers who manage or abate asbestos in schools, commercial, or public buildings must be trained and licensed. Contractors are responsible for conducting asbestos abatement projects. All contractors who conduct asbestos abatement projects must have insurance and are required to be licensed.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/assisted-living-listing
Assisted Living and Shared Housing Licensed Establishments Listing
A list of licensed facilities that provide assisted living and shared housing functionality. Listed are the number of units, whether they provide Alzheimer and adult day care.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/birthing-center-application
Birthing Center Initial Application
IDPH licenses some alternative health care delivery models that are exclusively dedicated to serving the childbirth-related needs of women and their newborns and has no more than 10 beds. A birthing center is a designated site that is away from the mother's usual place of residence in which births are planned to occur following a normal, uncomplicated, and low-risk pregnancy
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/Certificate of Free Sale - Public Health
Certificate of Free Sale - Public Health
IDPH issues Certificates of Free Sale to Illinois Food and Dairy Manufacturers, Processors, Warehousers and Packers and other facilities which the Division of Food, Drugs and Dairies inspects, permits or surveys. 
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/asbestos-application
Asbestos Professional Application
Workers who manage or abate asbestos in schools, commercial, or public buildings must be trained and licensed. Contractors are responsible for conducting asbestos abatement projects. All contractors who conduct asbestos abatement projects must have insurance and are required to be licensed. Fees $50 to $75
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/asbestos-instructor
Asbestos Training Course Instructor Application
Workers who manage or abate asbestos in schools, commercial, or public buildings must be trained and licensed. Contractors are responsible for conducting asbestos abatement projects. All contractors who conduct asbestos abatement projects must have insurance and are required to be licensed.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/nursing-home-license
Nursing Home License
Nursing homes in Illinois are licensed, regulated, inspected and/or certified by a number of public and private agencies at the state and federal levels, including the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). These agencies have separate -- yet sometimes overlapping -- jurisdictions.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/order-r Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, and Other Records
Order Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce, and Other Records
Contact the Illinois Department of Public Health about obtaining birth, death, marriage, divorce, civil union, and adoption records. Information is also available in Spanish.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/outpatient-pt-provider-certification
Outpatient Physical Therapy/Speech Pathology Provider Certification
Three organizations can qualify to be OPT/OSP providers - Rehab Agencies, Clinics, and Public Health Agencies.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/portable-x-r-certification
Portable X-Ray Medicare Certification
Diagnostic X-ray tests (including tests furnished in a place of residence used as the patient’s home) must be under the supervision of a physician. The “residence used as the patient’s home” can include a SNF or hospital that does not provide X-ray services for its patients and arranges for these services through a portable X-ray supplier, such as a mobile unit. However, to be certified as a portable X-ray supplier, the mobile unit can neither be fixed at any one location nor permanently located in a SNF or a hospital.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/hospice-directory
IDPH Hospice Directory
A Hospice is a public agency or private organization, or a subdivision of either of those, that is primarily engaged in providing care to terminally ill individuals through a program of home care or inpatient care, or both home care and inpatient care, utilizing a medically directed interdisciplinary hospice care team of professionals or volunteers, or both professionals and volunteers.  A hospice program may be licensed as a comprehensive hospice program or a volunteer hospice program.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/licensed-asbestors-professionals
Licensed Asbestors Professionals
Workers who manage or abate asbestos in schools, commercial, or public buildings must be trained and licensed. Contractors are responsible for conducting asbestos abatement projects. All contractors who conduct asbestos abatement projects must have insurance and required to be licensed.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/cannabis-patient
Medical Cannabis Patient Application
IDPH issues Medical Cannabis Patient Registry Cards
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/plumber-license
Plumber License Application
Under the Illinois Plumbing License Law (225 ILCS 320), the Department licenses plumbers, plumbing contractors, plumbers’ apprentices, irrigation contractors and retired plumbers.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/home-health-agencies-dir
Home Health Agencies Directory
Home Health Agencies are public agencies or private organizations that provide skilled nursing services and at least one other home health service.  The services provided to a person at his or her residence are accordance to a plan of treatment for illness or infirmity prescribed by a physician or podiatrist.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/community-mental-health
Community Mental Health Center Certification
IDPH licenses Community Mental Health Centers - entities that provide the following services: Outpatient services, including specialized outpatient services for children, the elderly, individuals who are chronically mentally ill, and residents of the CMHC’s mental health service area who have been discharged from inpatient treatment at a mental health facility; 24 hour-a-day emergency care services; day treatment, or other partial hospitalization services, or psychosocial rehabilitation services; and screening for patients being considered for admission to State mental health facilities to determine the appropriateness of such admission.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/swimming-facility
Swimming Facility License Application
IDPH requires the state's 3,500 swimming facilities to meet water quality and safety standards, including engineering design standards that apply to pools, spas, water supplies, bather preparation areas, and water treatment systems. IDPH enforces these rules and regulations through plan approvals and inspections. IDPH also administers a voluntary certification program for swimming facility operators.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/birth-records-order
Birth Records Online Order
To obtain or correct a birth certificate, contact the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Vital Records.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/breast-cancer-screen
Obtain Free Breast & Cervical Cancer Screenings
The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program offers free mammograms, breast exams, pelvic exams and Pap tests to eligible women in Illinois, without insurance, 35 to 64 years old. Call the Women's Health Line to enroll.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/ambulatory-surgical-treatment-dir
IDPH Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Directory
IDPH regulates Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Centers - institutions or buildings devoted primarily to the maintenance and operation of facilities for the performance of surgical procedures, as evidenced by use of the facilities by physicians, podiatrists or dentists in the performance of surgical procedures that constitutes more than 50 percent of the activities at that location.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/ems-licensing
Emergency Medical Services Licensing
IDPH licenses people in the State of Illinois to assure they are competent and keep current in the practice of Emergency Medical Services. This includes the licensing of EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, Advanced EMT, Paramedic, Lead Instructor, Emergency Medical Dispatcher, First Responder, Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse, and Emergency Communications Registered Nurse. Much of the Illinois EMS personnel licensing process can be transacted on online.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/nursing-homes
Illinois Nursing Homes
Illinois has approximately 1,200 long-term care facilities serving more than 100,000 residents, from the young to the elderly. These facilities are licensed, regulated and inspected at least annually by IDPH. IDPH also assists the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with certifying these facilities for participation in federal payment reimbursement programs. IDPH also provides a listing of nursing homes and resources to help residents select nursing homes.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/cna-application
Out of State C.N.A. Application
IDPH issues license for out of state nurse aides who wish to become certified in IL.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/shelter-care-facilities
Shelter Care Facilities
IDPH regulates Shelter Care Facilities, which are a type of nursing home.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/health-facilities-review
Health Facilities and Services Review Board
The Board, through its certificate of need program aimed at containing health care costs, approves or disapproves applications for construction or expansion of health care facilities to avoid unnecessary duplication of such facilities and promotes development of facilities in areas where needed.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/structural-pest-control-commercial
Structural Pest Control Commercial Application
IDPH protects the public from improperly prepared and used pesticides and from groundwater contamination around commercial pesticide storage sites and promotes the concept of integrated pest management in schools. Illinois has approximately 750 licensed structural pest control business locations as well as 60 registered non-commercial (not-for-hire, in-house pest control) locations that use restricted pesticides. IDPH licenses and routinely inspects each of these locations. It also certifies approximately 2,600 individuals by examination to use or oversee the application of general and restricted-use pesticides and investigates incidents of pesticide misuse.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/assisted-living-license
Assisted Living and Shared Housing Initial License Application
The Division of Assisted Living is responsible for all state licensure and survey processes for Assisted Living and Shared Housing establishments. Regulations were adopted in December of 2001 and IDPH began licensing establishments in July of 2002. The Office is located in the Springfield Central Office. The division is comprised of a Division Chief, Health Facilities Nurse Surveyors, and administrative support staff. Life Safety Code/physical plant surveys for these establishments are performed by the IDPH’s Design and Construction Section prior to licensure. All establishments are required to submit an annual renewal application with the applicable licensure fee.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/campground-license
Campground License
IDPH reviews construction plans for all new campgrounds and for major expansions or alterations of existing ones.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/plumbing-license
Plumbing Contractor License Application
Under the Illinois Plumbing License Law (225 ILCS 320), the Department licenses plumbers, plumbing contractors, plumbers’ apprentices, irrigation contractors and retired plumbers.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/migrant-labor-camp
Migrant Labor Camp Application
Under the migrant labor camp program, IDPH licenses camps that provide housing for 10 or more workers or 4 or more families. Facilities that provide housing for fewer individuals/families are required to comply with the standards but are not subject to licensing. IDPH staff visits each camp at least once before occupancy and once during the operating season to inspect the water supply system, sewage disposal system, food preparation facilities, general housing conditions, fire safety conditions, and vector control.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/find-ph-program
Find a Public Health Program in My Community
IDPH funds a variety of programs in your community. Those programs may be offered through local health departments, community-based agencies, academic institutions or other familiar locations.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/water-well-permit
Water Well Permit Application
In the private water and closed loop systems program, IDPH administers the licensing of water well and pump installation contractors and regulates the construction, modification and sealing of all water wells, with the exception of community water wells. In addition, the program administers the registration of closed loop well contractors and regulates the construction, modification, and sealing of all closed loop wells. This program is conducted through agreements with 90 local health departments.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/local-health-search
Local Health Department Search
There are 97 certified local health departments across Illinois that can provide numerous services and information such as restaurant inspections, immunizations, and healthy living programs.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/hearing-instruments-dispenser
Hearing Instrument Dispenser License
For the purpose of protecting deaf and hard of hearing citizens, the Hearing Instrument Consumer Protection Act (225 ILCS 50 see LAWS & RULES in the right-hand column) regulates the sale of hearing aids in Illinois. This law makes IDPH responsible for assessing the competency skills, by examination, of potential hearing instrument dispensers, the licensing of dispensers, responding to consumer complaints/inquiries and assuring dispenser continuing education upon license renewal.  
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/asbestos-workers
Asbestos Licensed Workers
Workers who manage or abate asbestos in schools, commercial, or public buildings must be trained and licensed. Contractors are responsible for conducting asbestos abatement projects. All contractors who conduct asbestos abatement projects must have insurance and are required to be licensed.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/home-services-directory
Home Services Directory
Home Services Agencies provide services directly through workers providing home services for consumers primarily in their personal residences.  Services provided include assistance with activities of daily living, housekeeping, personal laundry, and companionship provided to an individual in his or her personal residence, which are intended to enable that individual to remain safely and comfortably in his or her own personal residence. 
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/manufactured-home-communities
Manufactured Home Communities (Mobile Home Parks)
IDPH has responsibilities relating to manufactured homes. To ensure quality living conditions for people who reside in manufactured home communities, IDPH licenses all parks with 5 or more sites (except those located in home rule units). Staff inspects each park annually for license renewal, at which time they check the water supply, sewage disposal system, electrical system, lighting, road conditions, spacing of homes, and garbage disposal. The IDPH staff also review plans for all new parks and any additions to existing ones.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/hospital-directory
IDPH Hospital Directory
IDPH maintains a directory of all the hospitals in IL
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/free-standing-emergency
Free Standing Emergency Center Directory
Free Standing Emergency Treatment centers are facilities that provide comprehensive emergency treatment services 24 hours per day, on an outpatient basis.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/death-records-order
Death Records Online Order
To obtain a certified or uncertified copy of a death certificate, contact the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Vital Records.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/foreign-nurse
Foreign Nurse Application
An individual who has successfully completed a nursing program equivalent to a LPN or RN in a foreign country and who has moved to the United States but has not taken a licensure exam cannot work as a nurse. The individual cannot work as an Illinois CNA until the registry shows that the individual has met the training requirements.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/clia
Clinical Lab Improvement (CLIA) Certificates
IDPH certifies, inspects and monitors clinical laboratories for compliance of state and federal CLIA regulations, and investigates complaints received to ensure clinical laboratory testing is accurate, effective and reliable.
https://www2.illinois.gov/services/IDPH/pregnancy-termination-facility
Pregnancy Termination Facility License Application
IDPH licenses Pregnancy Termination Facilities - Procedures performed at the facility are limited to procedures to terminate pregnancy performed within 18 weeks assessed gestational age (beginning on the first day of the last menstrual period), and other gynecologic procedures related to the termination of pregnancy. Assessed gestational age may be determined by patient history or by clinical assessment.