Community Health Center Services

Community Health Center Services

Summary of Services

The Community Health Center offers a broad range of health services to the citizens of Will County. The Center has a 24 hour answering service and bilingual staff and physicians. Fees are based on a sliding scale according to income. Appointments are preferred; walk-ins are accepted based on availability.

 

As Your Medical Home we can help you manage your total health care, as well as your cultural and language needs.  Our highly trained and compassionate nurses and staff members work closely with our doctors, dentists and managers to provide a quality experience for patients needing services at the center.

 PATIENT RESPONSIBILITIES

Tell us about other health care professionals who care for you.  Keep us informed about your medical history, current medications, ER visits, recent test results to ensure safer care and better health outcomes. 

 

  • Family Practice / General Medicine- Physical exams, diagnosis, and sick visits are provided to adults as well as children.
  • Text4Baby Program - Get support throughout your pregnancy & your baby's first year with FREE text messages on topics like prenatal care, baby health, parenting and more. Find out more at Text4Baby.
  • Pediatrics - Physical exams, including well baby exams, school exams, sick visits, immunizations, medical diagnosis, and treatment for all illnesses for children.  Download the School Physical information flyer below.
  • Family Planning - Medical exams, pregnancy tests, lab tests, counseling, women's health education, and family planning methods are provided to meet your individual needs. Download the Family Planning Brochure below.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)- Counseling, testing, treatment, and follow-up care.
  • HIV / AIDS Testing- Available by appointment and walk-in.
  • Women's Services- Prenatal and gynecological care is provided. Prenatal care through delivery is available at any stage of pregnancy. We encourage you to seek care as early in the pregnancy as possible. Gynecological care provides a full range of services including breast exams and cancer screening.
  • Behavioral Health Services- Behavioral Case Management Services include assessment of individuals social service needs, linking them with community res
Radon Program

Radon Program

Educating Will County Residents about Radon

You can’t see, smell or taste radon but it is believed to cause many thousands of deaths each year from lung cancer. Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. You can be exposed to this gas in any type of building anywhere in the US but your greatest risk of exposure is in your own home where you spend the largest part of your time. Testing is the only way you can find out if your home contains a dangerous level of radon. 

January is Radon Awareness Month.

For homeowners, it is an ideal time to test your home and find out what your radon levels are. Passive radon test kits are available at every health department office for the low cost of $8.00. The radon test kits come with simple directions, prepaid postage to the laboratory, laboratory analysis and a written report sent to your home. We have offices in Bolingbrook, Joliet, and Monee ready to provide you with a radon test kit. Everyone should test their home and protect their home.

For parents, beginning January 1, 2014 day care centers will need to show proof the facility has been tested for radon within the last three years as part of the initial application or license renewal process. Day care facilities are required to post the most current radon measurement results next to the licenses issued by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and provide copies of the report to parents or guardians upon request. Visit www.radon.illinios.gov for additional information.

For educators, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency has made a Radon Power Point presentation available. This power point may be used in a science curriculum or to inspire students to participate in radon awareness by submitting posters and videos for the 2018 contests. Visit www.radon.illinois.gov for additional information on the power point presentation and  http://www.lung.org/local-content/illinois/our-initiatives/illinois-radon-poster-contest.html  for additional information on the poster and video contests.

For contractors, in case you were not aware, the Illinois Radon Regulation (32 ILAC 422) underwent an extensive review and update at the end of 2013. The most significant change to the Code is the addition of section 422.160 titled Mitigation Standard for New Residential Construction as required by the Radon Resistant Construction Act which requires all new 1 and 2 family structures built in Illinois after June1, 2013 to include radon resistant features installed to regulations.

 

Useful Links:

Radon Zone Map

Measurement Labs Price List

Educating and Informing County Residents about Radon and Radon Testing

Understanding Radon Levels in the Home

Understanding the dangers posed by radon and how to test for radon levels in the home is the key to reducing the potential harm to county residents and their families from this indoor pollutant. 

Tobacco Control Advocacy Information

Educational Resources and Websites

These resources and websites are recommended if you want to learn more about the dangers of smoking and the tobacco use.

The Big Benefits of Quitting

It's Not Too Late to Quit!

20 Minutes after quitting
Your blood pressure and pulse rate drop.

2 Hours after quitting
Nicotine begins to leave your system. Some people may feel withdrawal pangs. This is a good sign. Your body is cleaning itself out. Don't give up. Within two days all the nicotine byproducts will be gone.

Coalition Toward A Tobacco-Free Will County

Works to Provide a Tobacco-Free Future for all Will County Citizens

The mission of the Coalition Toward a Tobacco-Free Will County is to educate the public about the impact of tobacco use and advocate for policies that reduce and prevent tobacco use in order to improve the quality of life for all.

Will County Health Department Encourages Cervical Cancer Screening

Schedule Your Pap Test

Women can prevent cervical cancer! Regular screening with Pap tests can detect cell changes before cancer develops.  Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of death for women in the U.S. However, deaths have decreased largely due to the use of regular pap tests and pelvic exams.  Regular testing is crucial in identifying cervical cancer or pre-cancerous conditions. 

SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

An Unexpected Condition that Causes Death in Infants

SIDS is a condition that can tragically takes the lives of babies anywhere from one week to one year of age. These deaths are sudden, unexpected, and happen without warning.
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Community Intervention Program to Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning

The Will County Health Department has a comprehensive community intervention program available to prevent childhood lead poisoning.

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) was established for the prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of lead poisoning, including the elimination of sources of poisoning through research and educational, epidemiologic, and clinical activities. CLPPP provides a range of both primary and secondary prevention services to the children of Will County, their families and others with an interest in the prevention of lead poisoning. This service is provided free of charge.

Lead poisoning is the presence of too much lead in the body.  It is the most common preventable pediatric health problem in the United States today.  It is caused by exposure to lead that is either eaten or inhaled, in the form of dust.  The body carries lead in the blood to soft tissues and bones, where it can be stored for many years.  Lead harms several organs including the nervous system and kidneys.  Lead is especially harmful to the bodies of children younger than 6 years.

Take precautions to avoid exposure to lead dust when remodeling or renovating, call: 1-800-424-LEAD or 1-800-547-0466 for the hearing impaired only.

Program Eligibility 

Children 6 years of age and younger. 

Program Services

This program includes an inspection of the homes of children found to have high levels of lead in their blood.  We examine and test dust, paint chips, water and other possible sources of lead poisoning.

  • Community screenings are available upon request at health fairs and other community events
  • Educational presentations to schools and community groups

To schedule a lead screening contact the Will County Health Department Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program or your child's doctor. 

Contact Information

Phone:  815-727-8501 or  815-727-8830
Email: ldudczyk@willcountyhealth.org 

Useful Websites:

IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health)

CDC (Centers for Disease Control)

EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

CPSC (Toys on recall)

Lead Poisoning Resources

Tips for Preventing Lead Poisoning

Take precautions to avoid exposure to lead dust when remodeling or renovating, call: 1-800-424-LEAD or 1-800-547-0466. For the hearing impaired only.

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