Affordable Care Act Information and Enrollment Assistance

Affordable Care Act Information and Enrollment Assistance

Let's Get Covered Will County!!!

The second annual Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace is almost here! Beginning November 15, 2014, individuals and small business owners can begin to shop for affordable health coverage options through the federal Marketplace, with coverage beginning January 1, 2015.  Do not delay!! Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace will close on February 15, 2015. (**Please note that Illinois Medicaid has no deadline, you can apply for Medicaid at any time throughout the year if you qualify).

Shopping for health coverage can be challenging. That is why the Will County Health Department has specially trained In-Person Counselors (IPC) available to assist you through the entire enrollment process. Call today to speak with an IPC who will be able to answer your specific questions and schedule a one-on-one personal appointment to help you enroll in the Marketplace or Illinois Medicaid. Appointment times and dates are flexible, and will be scheduled to meet your needs. All IPC services are FREE.

In-Person Counselors, also known as Navigators, are also available to present to community members to educate, answer questions, and schedule appointments in order to reach as many eligible consumers as possible in Will County.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-in appointments are welcome at the Joliet Office Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. Appointments are also available at the Eastern Branch Office in University Park and the North Branch Office in Bolingbrook.

If you would like to make an appointment for assistance with enrollment, have questions regarding the Affordable Care Act, or would like to request an IPC to speak at a community event, please contact the In-Person Counselor program hotline at 815-727-5990.  You can also email questions or leave your contact information at info@willcountyhealth.org.

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Health Department Employees Have Room to Grow

Health Department Employees Have Room to Grow

New Organic to Grow Vegetables, Promote Wellness

Will County Health Department employees with a green thumb can soon till the soil at work.  At least 35 employees have signed up for an innovative program spearheaded by the agency’s employee wellness committee and the University of Illinois Extension.

Add Vaccines to Your Back-To-School Checklist

August is National Immunizations Awareness Month

The Will County Health Department is reminding parents to include immunizations on their child's back-to-school checklist.  Immunizations are equally important for college students.
FREE FLU SHOTS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES AT WILL CO HEALTH DEPARTMENT LOCATIONS

FREE FLU SHOTS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES AT WILL CO HEALTH DEPARTMENT LOCATIONS

Illinois Employees can get their Shots this year at Joliet, Bolingbrook, or Monee Locations

State of Illinois employees and retirees must bring their state ID and state insurance cards. State employees with Medicare are asked to bring their Medicare cards as well.
REQUIRED SCREENINGS FOR NEWBORNS: WHAT IS ALL INVOLVED?

REQUIRED SCREENINGS FOR NEWBORNS: WHAT IS ALL INVOLVED?

Some Screenings Require Follow-up after Baby's Release

All newborn babies are required to have certain screening tests performed, usually within 24 to 48 hours of their births, before they can leave the hospital.
BACK TO SCHOOL: IT'S NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH

BACK TO SCHOOL: IT'S NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH

Special Requirements for Certain Grades; Schools Need Your Records

Especially for kids entering kindergarten, 6th, and 9th grades; it is time to make sure their immunization records are up to date.
BREASTFEEDING: A SPECIAL WEEK AND MONTH

BREASTFEEDING: A SPECIAL WEEK AND MONTH

Additional Health Benefits Keep Getting Discovered

How does the United States view breastfeeding compared to the rest of the world?
HEALTH DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE WELLNESS GARDEN IN FULL BLOOM

HEALTH DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE WELLNESS GARDEN IN FULL BLOOM

Will County Program Looking for More Growing Places

Garden is now part of the Will County Land Use Department’s “We Will Grow School and Community Garden Program.
ON WORLD HEPATITIS DAY: LEARN YOUR STATUS

ON WORLD HEPATITIS DAY: LEARN YOUR STATUS

Hepatitis C Can Hide in Your Body for Years Before Causing Liver Disease

 Hepatitis C has been a silent epidemic throughout our country.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT'S EMPLOYEE WELLNESS GARDEN GETS MAJOR BOOST

HEALTH DEPARTMENT'S EMPLOYEE WELLNESS GARDEN GETS MAJOR BOOST

County Executive Walsh Stopping by Friday

The Will County Land Use Department "We Will Grow School and Community Garden Program" has stepped in and taken the garden to a new level.
HIV TESTING DAY: IT'S TIME FOR EVERYONE, INCLUDING DOCTORS, TO BE MORE COMFORTABLE

HIV TESTING DAY: IT'S TIME FOR EVERYONE, INCLUDING DOCTORS, TO BE MORE COMFORTABLE

A Question That Needs to be Asked During Routine Check-ups

The Will County Health Department will be offering free tests, from 10 AM to 2 PM, in their Northern Branch Office at 323 Quadrangle Drive in Bolingbrook.
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