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Will County Health Department & Community Health Center
Programs & Services
The Will County Health Department and Community Health Center’s Mission is to prevent disease and promote a healthier environment for all residents, business operators, and visitors. Our agency of professionally trained staff work cohesively to assure public health and safety measures are maintained through services and programs the department provides based on the needs of the community.
Our Vision is to deliver sustainable programs and policies in response to the public health needs of the community.
- COVID-19 COMMUNITY LEVEL: LOW 100% 100%
COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
Providing safe, quality, efficient and affordable health care to adults, children and adolescents in Will County.
Providing Behavioral Health services to adults, children and adolescents who are Will County residents.
FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES
Providing education, health services, programs and support for families in Will County.
Ensuring the environmental safety of Will County residents through education, analysis and environmental inspections.
WCHD Emergency Preparedness & Response program works with many federal, state and local governments and private agencies to provide a quick response to potential public health emergencies.
Will County Mobilizing for Action Through Planning and Partnerships.
Selection Meeting Canceled for 11/28/22
The Will County Board of Health Selection Committee Meeting scheduled for November 28, 2022 has been canceled.
Will County Board of Health Selection Committee 11/29/23
The Will County Board of Health Selection Committee will meet on November 29, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in person at 501 Ella Ave, (Joliet, IL 60433) in conference room 1005A.
U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week
Antibiotics can save lives, but they aren’t always the answer. November 18-24 is U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week.
WCHD Reminds Residents to Stay Current on All Vaccines
Will County Health Department is reminding residents to make sure they’re staying current on all of their scheduled vaccines. In particular, the WCHD is urging everyone to get their seasonal flu shot and encouraging adults 50 and over to receive a shingles vaccination
WCHD to Offer Free Flu Shots for State Employees
Will County Health Department will provide free flu vaccinations for State of Illinois Employees through December 31, 2022. Call 815-740-8143 to schedule your appointment and be sure to tell us you’re a state employee when booking your appointment. State insurance card (or Medicare card if applicable) and ID are required at appointment.
Did You Have COVID-19? Did You Try to Get Treatment?
If you tested positive for COVID-19, the Illinois Department of Public Health would like to know about your experience in getting treatment for the disease.
The IDHS Office of Firearm Violence Prevention (OFVP) is investing in the highest-risk Greater Illinois communities to provide comprehensive violence prevention services intended to mitigate, reduce, and prevent violent behavior, particularly firearm violence.
The Will County Health Department & Community Health Center will be closed on November 24th and November 25th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
WCHD Offers Tips To Preventing Respiratory Illnesses
With the common cold, flu, COVID-19 and RSV occurring simultaneously, the Will County Health Department encourages preventative measures to help avoid respiratory illnesses.
IDPH Announces Distribution of 1 Million Free COVID-19 Tests for Vulnerable Illinoisans
IDPH announced it will be distributing 1 million over-the-counter COVID-19 rapid tests to residents in economically disadvantaged zip codes outside the City of Chicago through a partnership with the Project ACT program. Enter your zip code at the link below to see if tests are available in your area:
Well-Woman Day Health Fair
Will County Health Department & Community Health Center hosted its first Well-Woman Day Health Fair last Saturday at the Spanish Community Center. CHC’s Dr, Veronica Arauz was one of two presenters for the day. Check out the highlights of the fair.
Call 815.740.8143 to schedule an appointment for the NEW bivalent COVID-19 vaccine
WCHD’s Immunization’s Program is now offering the new bivalent vaccine booster for individuals ages 12 and older who have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series. Pfizer and Moderna’s new bivalent vaccines have been modified to be effective aginst both the original strain of COIVD-19 and the most recent Omicron subvariants [BA.4 and BA.5].