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.

Family Health Services News
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.
June 1st: Immunizations BY APPOINTMENT at Will Co Health Dept

June 1st: Immunizations BY APPOINTMENT at Will Co Health Dept

Make Appointment by Calling 815-740-8143 or 877-942-5807

Applies to Joliet, Monee, and Bolingbrook Immunizations Clinics.
IDHS Receives Billboard Donations to Promote Illinois Helpline for Opioids, other Substances, Across the State

IDHS Receives Billboard Donations to Promote Illinois Helpline for Opioids, other Substances, Across the State

Outdoor Advertising Association of Illinois Donated about 100 Billboards to IDHS to Promote New Illinois Helpline

More than 2,200 people have already reached out to the Helpline.
GOAL: Getting to Zero; CHC PrEP Clinic Helps the Efforts

GOAL: Getting to Zero; CHC PrEP Clinic Helps the Efforts

Part of "Getting to Zero" Project Concerning New HIV Cases

A new team effort between two Will County Health Department divisions.
Study: E-Cigarette Users Less Likely to Quit Tobacco

Study: E-Cigarette Users Less Likely to Quit Tobacco

Those Who Vape Shown to be Only Half as Likely to Give Up Tobacco.

A study says daily e-cigarette use was associated with 48 percent lower odds of having quit regular cigarettes.
Bolingbrook Becomes First Will County "Tobacco 21" City

Bolingbrook Becomes First Will County "Tobacco 21" City

Joining over a Dozen Suburban Municipalities

Includes e-cigarettes and vaping devices as well.
March 10th: Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day

March 10th: Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day

The Video "Many Women, One Voice" Tells the Story

According to the CDC, about a quarter of people living with HIV in the United States are women.
National Nutrition Month: A Mission that Begins with Our Babies

National Nutrition Month: A Mission that Begins with Our Babies

Health Department WIC Program Guides Moms Through 3-Step Process

Nutrition during pregnancy, and both during and after breastfeeding are of utmost importance.
Pregnancy Prevention Program, Teen Clinic, Subjects of Health Dept Appearance on Bolingbrook TV

Pregnancy Prevention Program, Teen Clinic, Subjects of Health Dept Appearance on Bolingbrook TV

To Be Viewed Thursdays at 7 PM BCTV 6, U-Verse 99, Bolingbrook Village Web Site

A review of a successful teen curriculum and teen clinic.
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