Welcome to Illinois Helps!

COVID-19 Call for Support

In the COVID-19 event, Illinois is looking for medically trained individuals to join the fight.  

Please read the FAQs to better understand what may be needed in the COVID-19 response. These FAQs will be updated regularly


 By registering with Illinois Helps, an Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP), you can be part of an alert system and respond if available, when activated, to a significant disaster or public health emergency.

Once you have registered to become a volunteer, your professional credentials will be verified and this information will become part of the statewide secure database.

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Illinois Helps may only be activated by the Director, Illinois Department of Public Health or the Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health or their designees in the event of an emergency.