Health Department Urges Protection Against Lyme Disease

Other Tick-Borne Illnesses

JOLIET – Lyme Disease is the most prominent of several illnesses carried by ticks, tiny blood-sucking insects that may be no larger than a poppy seed. With the arrival of warmer weather, the Will County Health Department urges hunters, campers, hikers, and others who spend time outdoors to be especially mindful of the risks posed by Lyme Disease and its potential complications. Lyme Disease is known to have infected more than  340,000 Americans since 1982, and scientists believe that total represents only a fraction of the actual incidence.

Governing Council Meeting

Governing Council Meeting May 7, 2014

The Will County Community Health Center Governing Council meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 5:30. Meetings are held at the Community Health Center 1106 Neal Avenue in Joliet. 

Health Department Urges Colorectal Cancer Screening

Pain-free Screening Can Save Lives

JOLIET – Science and  technology are winning the fight against colorectal cancer, but many Americans still avoid simple screening tests that could save their lives.Cancers of the colon and rectum will kill more than 51,000 Americans during 2014, even though several safe and effective screening options can dramatically reduce personal risk. The Will County Health Department urges area residents, especially those  over the age of 50, to consult a health care professional about the need for colorectal cancer screening.

Become a Governing Council Member

If you are receiving healthcare services from the Center, we could use your help. Click on the letter below from the Governing Council Chairman

Open Enrollment Event: February 8, 2014

Open Enrollment Event: February 8, 2014

Will County Community Health Center

Are you uninsured or paying too much for your health insurance?  The Community Health Center is having an Open Enrollment Event on February 8, 2014; 9:00am - 3:00pm.  Certified Application Counselor's on Staff.  Walk-ins are welcome!  Call 815-774-6090 or Email for more information.

Health Center Wins National Literacy Award

Health Center Wins National Literacy Award

2013 Richard Robinson Award

The Will County Community Health Center has been awarded the 2013 Richard Robinson Award by Reach Out and Read, an eminently successful national literacy program based in Boston, MA. Award-winning program emphasizes the importance of reading aloud to young children.

Health Department Prepared For Flu Season

Vaccines Now Available For All Ages

Health Department Ready For Flu Season. Flu vaccine strongly recommended for everyone six months and older.
Affordable Care Act Information and Assistance

Affordable Care Act Information and Assistance

The Affordable Care Act is new legislation to make health insurance affordable for everyone. The Center can guide you through the program. 

NACo Prescription Discount Card Program

NACo Prescription Discount Card Program

A No-Cost Alternative to Paying full Price for Prescriptions

Since 2009, Will County has teamed with the National Association of Counties (NACo), to offer a drug discount card program for Will County residents. The free discount prescription card is widely available to all Will County residents, and can be used to save an average of approximately 24 per cent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.

Celebrating National Community Health Center week- August 14th-18th, 2017

Transforming Health Care in Our Local Communities

Each August we recognize the outstanding contributions of and services delivered by America's Health Centers.  Our theme this year is "Celebrating America's Health Centers:  Transforming Health Care in Our Local Communities" - and that is exactly what we do here at the Will County Community Health Center.  Community Health Centers, also known as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC's) are non-profit, community-directed health care providers located in medically underserved rural and urban communities where health care resources are scarce.  Health centers provide access to care regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. 

Join us in celebrating this week packed full of daily activities.  Just click on the attached pdf for details of FUN, FUN, & FUN!


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