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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.
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.
CHC Seeking Governing Council Members
The Will County Community Health Center is seeking leaders to serve on its Governing Council to assist in promoting the voices of traditionally underserved populations.
What to do After a Flood
Has your home experienced flooding recently? The Illinois Department of Public Health's "After the Flood" brochure helps flood victims protect themselves against diseases and other hazards in the days and weeks following a flood.
Free NARCAN Virtual Training
The Will County Health Department, in partnership with the New Lenox Safe Community Coalition, will be presenting FREE Narcan® training on Monday, February 26, 2024 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, via Zoom.
Will County Warming Centers
With temperatures dropping and sub-zero wind chills being forecasted, here is a link to Will County's warming centers provided by local governments for those having issues with properly heating their homes.
Stay Happy & Healthy This Winter
Discover new ways to stay happy and healthy this #Winter. Follow these tips to ensure you have the most fun and safe season yet!
COVID-19 Vaccine Available at WCHD & CHC
The Will County Health Department and Community Health Center both have the updated 2023-24 COVID-19 vaccine
CHC Tree Dedication Ceremony
As part of National Health Center Week, the Will County Community Health Center held a tree dedication ceremony on August 11 to celebrate Dr. Daniel Gutierrez’s 57-years in medicine and his service to the Will County Health Department and Community Health Center.
Community Health Center’s Blood Pressure Program Earns Honors
The Will County Community Health Center’s blood pressure monitoring program has been honored for Excellence in Transforming Patient Outcomes from CAREMINDr.
WCHD Now Offers Vaccinations at Three Locations
Will County Health Department now offers Adult & Child Vaccines and FREE COVID vaccines for all ages at both of our branch offices in addition to our main office location. Medicare and Medicaid are accepted, and low-cost vaccinations are available for the uninsured or underinsured.
Call 815-740-8143 to book your appointment.
2022 WCHD Annual Report
The Will County Health Department’s 2022 Annual Report is now available.
Learn about the WCHD’s Medical Reserve Corps
The Will County Health Department’s Medical Reserve Corps is actively recruiting new members. View the video above to learn more about the Medical Reserve Corps.
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.
Environmental Health Division Newsletter
Read the 2024 first quarter newsletter from the Will County Health Department’s Environmental Health Division.
Stay Safe From Respiratory Illnesses this Holiday Season
No one wants to be ill during the holiday season. With cases of the flu, COVID-19 and RSV on the rise, the Will County Health Department has tips on keeping you and your loved ones safe from respiratory illnesses this holiday season.
Have You Tested Your Well Water?
Even if you’ve never gotten sick from your well water, it is your responsibility to properly maintain your well and regularly test it to ensure you have safe drinking water. See the Fact Sheet on well testing from the IDPH.
Our Environmental Health Lab can test for bacteria and nitrate well also testing chlorine, fluoride and hardness.
Learn more about our EH Lab here.
First Human Case of WNV Found in Will County
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced the first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Will County. The Will County Health Department’s Environmental Health Division has also reported that mosquito batches in ten different communities have tested positive for WNV this summer.
West Nile Virus Detected in Will County
The Will County Health Department’s Environmental Health division announced that mosquitoes trapped in Bolingbrook, Crete, Mokena, Frankfort and Plainfield have tested positive for West Nile virus.
Community Health Center earns The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval
The Will County Community Health Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Primary Care Medical Home, Ambulatory Health Care and Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards
Community Health Center Celebrates New Behavioral Health Suite Grand Opening
The Will County Health Department and Community Health Center kicked off national Behavioral Health Awareness Month by hosting a grand opening event for a new behavioral health suite at the Will County Community Health Center (WCCHC) in Joliet on May 1.
New Mpox Texting Program
The Illinois Public Health Association has introduced a new texting program to stay up-to-date on Mpox.
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.
Become a Health Hero with the Medical Reserve Corps!
You can become a Community Health Hero by joining the Will County Health Department’s Medical Reserve Corps. View the video above to learn more.