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May is national Mental Health Awareness Month

One if five U.S. adults suffers from mental illness every year while 1 in 6 U.S youth (Ages 6-17) suffers from mental illness. Learn more about how you can help fight stigma and provide support for the millions of people in the U.S. affected by mental illness.

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.


Providing safe, quality, efficient and affordable health care to adults, children and adolescents in Will County.

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Providing Behavioral Health services to adults, children and adolescents who are Will County residents.

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Providing education, health services, programs and support for families in Will County.

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Ensuring the environmental safety of Will County residents through education, analysis and environmental inspections.

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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. 

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Will County Mobilizing for Action Through Planning and Partnerships.

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Public Announcements

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Will County Health Department to Host Mobile Markets

The Will County Health Department will host four Northern Illinois Food Bank Mobile Markets on May 8, May 24, June 1, and June 30.

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Get Your Shot! three convenient locations

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.

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WCHD To Offer Free Bus Vouchers For Well-Woman Visits

The Will County Health Department is offering free Pace Suburban Bus vouchers for women seeking preventative medical care.

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2022 WCHD Annual Report

The Will County Health Department’s 2022 Annual Report is now available.

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WCHD to Offer Free COVID Vaccine Clinics

The Will County Health Department will be offering three free COVID Vaccine Clinics in the upcoming weeks.

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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 to order your free at-home tests.

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.

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New Mpox Texting Program

New Mpox Texting Program

The Illinois Public Health Association has introduced a new texting program to stay up-to-date on Mpox.

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Avoid Flooded Areas After Heavy Rainfall

Flooding can follow heavy rainfall. Flood waters and sewer overflows can contain bacteria, fecal material, viruses and other organisms that may cause disease. Read IDPH’s After the Flood to protect yourself from diseases and other hazards in the days and weeks following a flood.

View After the Flood from IDPH

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Denise Bergin Named Assistant Executive Director

Will County Health Department Executive Director Elizabeth Bilotta has announced the promotion of Denise Bergin to Assistant Executive Director, effective on April 17, 2023.

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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.

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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.

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 to enter your zip code and sign up.

Will County Health Department  & Community Health Center Locations

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