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Congratulations, Staff, on New Awards

The Will County Health Department is the proud recipient of two new awards.

 

Gold level American Heart Association's Fit-Friendly Worksite award.

Recipient, American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Gold Award 2015

Recipient, Illinois Healthy Worksite Silver Level

 Silver recipient of the Illinois Healthy Worksite designation from 2015 to 2018.

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Help National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Heatstroke Prevention & Awareness

Help National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Heatstroke Prevention & Awareness

Spreading the awareness about the dangers of child heatstroke in hot cars

"Where's Baby?  Look Before You Lock."  Help the National Highway Traffic & Safety & Administration's (NHTSA)  Heatstroke Prevention & Awareness Campaign spread awareness about the dangers of child heatstroke in cars. There are several fact sheets (English and Spanish), flyers, posters, etc.,  available through the web link in the article.  Please share this information and use it to help educate the public.

Plainfield Mosquito Samples Test WNV-Positive

Virus Activity Confirmed in Nearly 24 State Counties

JOLIET – Mosquito samples collected from a Will County Health Department monitoring site in Plainfield tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV), early Thursday, July 23.

Do you need a School, Sports or Camp Physical

Do you need a School, Sports or Camp Physical

Visit the Will County Community Health Center: Walk-ins Welcome!

Do you need a school, sports or camp physical? Visit the Will County Community Health Center located at 1106 Neal Avenue, Joliet, IL 60433. *$25.00 flat fee if uninsured.  Walk-ins welcome or make an appointment.  Call 815-727-8670.
Ticks and Lyme Disease

Ticks and Lyme Disease

Free Tick Kits Available

The Will County Health Department has "free" tick kits available at each branch in the Environmental Health division. . 

More Rabid Bats Collected From Homer Glen Home

Mitigation Efforts Focus On Protecting Area Residents

JOLIET – Will County Animal Control is working with the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to resolve a bat rabies problem which has already resulted in post-exposure rabies treatments for three Homer Glen residents.

BATS AND RABIES

BATS AND RABIES

Bats pose a threat to human health.

Correctly considered beneficial animals, in certain situations bats, however, pose a threat to human health.  Histoplasmosis is a disease associated with bat guano and bird droppings.  The greatest health risk from bats is rabies.  Rabid bats may exhibit no obvious abnormalities, so all contact with bats should be avoided.

Homer Glen Residence Yields Second Rabid Bat This Week

Rabies Concern Prompts Prophylaxis Recommendation

JOLIET – The Will County Health Department is advising post-exposure rabies treatment for a Homer Glen family in the wake of a second potential rabies exposure in four days.

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Office Locations

Main Office

501 Ella Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-727-8480
Fax: 815-727-8484
TDD: 815-727-8690

Community Health Center

1106 Neal Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
815-727-8670

Eastern Branch Office

Suites 107 to 110
5601 W Monee-Manhattan Road
Monee, Il 60449
815-727-8803
708-534-0800
Fax: 708-534-3455

Northern Branch Office

323 Quadrangle Drive
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
630-679-7000
Fax: 630-679-7015