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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.
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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.
Will County Community Health Center Governing Council Meeting
The Will County Community Health Center’s Governing Council will hold its regular meeting on February 1, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually.
Tips for Surviving the Holiday Blues
The holidays are often viewed as a time of happiness and cheerfulness. But for some, the holiday season can evoke feelings of sadness, depression and anxiety, often simplified as the holiday blues. Dr. Joe Troiani, Will County Health Department’s Director of Behavioral Health, offers some tips to alleviate the blues.
Meningococcal Vaccines for Preteens & Teens
Teaser: Meningococcal vaccines for preteens and teens help protect against the bacteria that cause meningococcal disease.
Learn the Facts on the Flu Vaccine
Teaser: The flu vaccines has been around for more than 50 years and is used to prevent or reduce the risk and severity of the flu virus.
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
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.
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].
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.
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.
Will County Health Department State of the Agency Address
Will County Health Department Executive Director Susan Olenek delivered the 2023 State of the Agency Address on January 20, 2023.
Elizabeth Bilotta named WCHD Executive Director
The Will County Board of Health has appointed Elizabeth Bilotta as Will County Health Department’s next Executive Director, effective February 4, 2023.
Will County Warming Centers
With temperatures dropping and sub-zero wind chills likely for the next few days, here is a link to Will County's warming centers provided by local governments for those having issues with properly heating their homes.
Pharmacy in Community Health Center Closed
Basinger Pharmacy at the Will County Health Center has closed. A new pharmacy is coming soon, but in the meantime, here is a list of other 340B participating pharmacies you may bring your prescription to.
WCHD Hosts NACo Large Urban County Caucus
The Will County Health Department hosted the National Association of Counties (NACo) Large Urban Counties Caucus on December 2, 2022.
NOFO Announcement: Fit & Strong Senior Program
IDPH is offering a funding opportunity to offer the Fit & Strong! Program. Fit & Strong! Improves arthritis joint pain and function as well as strength, mobility, anxiety and depression.
Federal Government to Offer Free COVID Tests
The federal government is offering free COVID-19 at-home tests this winter. Every U.S. household is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests.
Visit covidtests.gov to order your free at-home tests.
IDPH Expands Free COVID Test Kits
IDPH has expanded the distribution of its free COVID home testing kits. All zip codes in Illinois located outside the City of Chicago are now eligible to request free COVID rapid tests for home deliver.
Visit accesscovidtests.org to enter your zip code and sign up.
Do you have your Shingles Vaccine?
Teaser: Adults over 50 are encouraged to get a shingles vaccine to prevent shingles, a painful rash which can sometimes lead to long-lasting nerve pain.
What Vaccines are Right for You?
Vaccines prevent diseases that can be very serious. The CDC has compiled a list of vaccines you may need based on your age and health conditions.
Read it here and talk to your healthcare provider about what vaccines are right for you!