PrEP Clinic

PrEP Clinic

The PrEP Clinic offers Pre-Exposure Prophylasix treatment to HIV-negative patients.  Call 815-727-8830
Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

A program to reduce rates of teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and existing health disparities. and to put youth on the path to a successful future.



High Risk Family Case Management

High Risk Family Case Management

Focuses on DCFS Wards Under Six, Pregnant DCFS Wards, and High Risk Infants Under Age of Two

This program provides guidance and support to foster parents to ensure children have appropriate medical care; including well child visits, specialty medical visits, dental check-ups, vision and hearing screens, and immunizations.
Better Birth Outcomes (BBO)

Better Birth Outcomes (BBO)

Promotes Health Pregnancies and Healthy Babies

Designed to help pregnant women with a variety of different factors that place their pregnancy at risk for complications.
All Kids Family Care

All Kids Family Care

All Kids is a free or low cost health care program for children under 19 years of age, pregnant women and their babies. If a child already has insurance, All Kids may help pay for the child's insurance premium. For more information, visit our All Kids section. 
AOK Network (All Our Kids)

AOK Network (All Our Kids)

The AOK Network is a community-based collaboration that is committed to developing a high-quality, well-coordinated, easily-accessible system of care that will promote positive growth and development for children aged 0-5 and their families. 


APORS (Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Reporting)

APORS (Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Reporting)

This is a high-risk follow-up program for the high-risk mother and high-risk infant. The purpose of the maternal follow-up is to do home visits to high-risk pregnant 
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

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

Epidemiology and Communicable Disease

Epidemiology and Communicable Disease

Epidemiology can be considered the fundamental building block of public health since it is the study of the patterns, causes and effects of disease conditions in specific populations. This is accomplished through the operation of public health surveillance, field investigations, health assessments and epidemiological studies. 
Family Case Management

Family Case Management

Family Case Management (FCM) is a comprehensive program that assures easier access to medical care and provides support for pregnant women, mothers and infants.
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Family Health Services News

Program Offers Will County Smokers Telephone-Based Cessation Counseling

Resources Available to Help You Quit Smoking

JOLIET – Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., prompting the Will County Health Department to remind area residents that powerful resources are available to help those wishing to kick the habit. The Illinois Tobacco Quitline is a free, telephone-based cessation counseling service provided to Illinois tobacco users who want to quit smoking for good. Callers to the Quitline (1-866-QUIT-YES) can talk confidentially and free of charge to registered nurses and respiratory therapists, who are certified tobacco treatment counselors.

Health Department Offers Winter Weather Tips

Winter Weather Illness Poses Special Problems

JOLIET – Chicagoland Winters can be great for outdoor enthusiasts and hot chocolate lovers, but the cold weather months can be difficult if people fail to take appropriate health and safety precautions. Winter weather illness can pose special problems. Recognizing symptoms and common sense can help you to avoid potentially serious issues in the cold and snow.

State Extends Health Insurance Enrollment

Health Department Navigators Spreading The Word, Helping To Enroll Eligible Area Residents

JOLIET – Monday, December 23, is the new deadline for those who want to receive health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) on January 1, 2014. The Will County Health Department has four specially trained Navigators to assist, answer questions and work with Will County residents on enrollment free of charge. To reach a Health Department health insurance Navigator, call 815-727-5990. All who enroll by December 23, will have affordable health insurance coverage beginning in the new year.  However, you can enroll in Marketplace options through March 31, 2014.  Medicaid enrollment is open all year round.

Quit Smoking Resources for Will County Healthcare Providers

Referral to quit smoking services

Telephone Quitlines have been shown to be effective in providing wide access to evidence-based cessation counseling.  Healthcare providers and systems can take advantage of the availability of Quitline services by implementing a system that regularly refers patients to the Quitline through electronic or fax referrals.

Quit Smoking Resources for Worksites

Worksite Wellness

Free quit smoking programs are available to worksites that want to assist employees in adopting a healthier lifestyle.  Read more to find out how the Illinois Tobacco Quitline and the Freedom From Smoking program can help your employees to quit smoking for good.
Will County All Our Kids Network Working to Prevent Child Abuse

Will County All Our Kids Network Working to Prevent Child Abuse

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Will County All Our Kids Network (AOK) is working to promote the cause. AOK, which provides linkages to a wide range of community services, has developed a “traveling garden” to promote awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month. The garden is comprised of blue child abuse pinwheels and a large sign decorated in blue and white that reads “prevent child abuse.”
SENIOR RESIDENCE NOW 100% SMOKE-FREE

SENIOR RESIDENCE NOW 100% SMOKE-FREE

Smoke-Free Policy Implemented

On October 1, Joshua Arms of LSSI Senior Residence implemented a smoke-free policy, which will make its building healthier and safer by preventing smoking inside of the facility.  To commemorate the occasion, Joshua Arms, located at 1315 South Rowell Avenue in Joliet, hosted a smoke-free celebration early Monday. 

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