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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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Check Your Risk During American Diabetes Month

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. 

Many adults have prediabetes, which means their blood sugar level is higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. If you have it, research shows that you can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Weight loss and physical activity are among them.

Could you be at risk for pre-diabetes? Take the quiz, provided by the Center for Disease Control, a series of 17 simple questions that help assess your condition. It takes just a few minutes. 

Consider participating in a Diabetes Prevention Program led by the CDC. It can help you reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 58%. Click the button to [Take the Quiz].

Will County Health Department Prepared For Flu Season

Will County Health Department Prepared For Flu Season

Vaccines Now Available For All Ages

JOLIET – As flu season approaches, the Will County Health Department officials would like to remind residents how important flu shots can be to maintaining one’s health. The health department is now offering flu shots for all ages at its locations in Joliet, Bolingbrook and Monee.

 

Will County Health Department Secures Data with Lewis Students

Will County Health Department Secures Data with Lewis Students

Partnership with Lewis University's Computer Science Program

The Will County Health Department puts its faith in Lewis University’s Computer Science students when it comes to risk assessments and ensuring secure data for its many constituents. The WCHD asked for Lewis Computer Science students to return this semester and continue partnering on projects.
Will County Residents Encouraged To “Rethink Your Drink”

Will County Residents Encouraged To “Rethink Your Drink”

Campaign Designed To Reduce Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Consumption

JOLIET – The Will County Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Collaborative is proud to announce the launch of “Rethink Your Drink”, an educational campaign to encourage residents to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks. The campaign is sponsored by the MAPP Chronic Care Action team and the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity. Sugar-sweetened beverages are the number one source of added sugar in the American diet. One can of soda contains more than the recommended daily sugar intake for an adult.

Will County Community Health Center

Will County Community Health Center

To Offer Free, Confidential Teen Clinic

JOLIET –The Will County Community Health Center is now offering a special Teen Clinic from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. every Friday for county residents. The free and confidential services are especially designed for teen clients and will include family planning, birth control, and health education. The clinic is open to residents from 12 to 21 years of age.

Do You “Know Where To Go?”

New Initiative Aims to Curb Emergency Room Abuse

JOLIET – Unnecessary emergency room (ER) visits cost area consumers billions of dollars during 2015, but a new initiative championed by Will County’s Mobilizing Action for Planning and Partnerships Collaborative (MAPP), is designed to reduce healthcare costs.

CRETE BAT TESTS POSITIVE FOR RABIES

CRETE - A rabid bat was found dead on June 2 at the Crete Public Library, in Crete, IL. The bat tested positive for rabies on June 3 by the Illinois Department of Public Health laboratory. This bat has become Will County's second confirmed case of wildlife rabies for 2016. The first positive case was on May 5 in Braidwood. So far this year, there have been 15 confirmed cases across the state of Illinois.

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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