HIV Prevention Program

HIV Prevention Program

The Will County Health Department HIV/STD programs ensure that individuals at high risk for acquiring or transmitting HIV or other STD’s in Will County are provided with quality HIV/STD prevention and care services.

Immunization Program

Immunization Program

The Immunization program provides a variety of recommended childhood and adult immunizations to the public.

International Travel Immunization Clinic

International Travel Immunization Clinic

The International Travel Immunization Clinic provides a comprehensive consultation and immunization service for persons traveling abroad.  
Newborn Screening

Newborn Screening

Newborn screening is a public health activity aimed at early identification of infants affected with certain genetic or metabolic conditions.  Through laboratory testing at birth, Illinois screens for several endocrine, hemoglobin and metabolic disorders.
STD Program

STD Program

The Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) program conducts surveillance on positive cases of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis in Will County.   

Tobacco Control and Prevention

Tobacco Control and Prevention

The Tobacco Control & Prevention (TC&P) program offers a variety of programs and services to decrease tobacco use rates keep youth tobacco-free and eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke.
Vision and Hearing Screening

Vision and Hearing Screening

Vision and hearing screenings are performed for school age children as well as adults.  The main goal of the vision and hearing program is early detection of vision and hearing problems in children.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program

The WIC program provides nutritious food and nutrition education to all participants. Breastfeeding support is available to breastfeeding participants.
Chronic Disease & School Health Program

Chronic Disease & School Health Program

Implementation of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity prevention strategies; promote school health in Will County.

The Chronic Disease & School Health program is a three year project which will allow our agency to lead the implementation of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity prevention strategies and to promote school health in Will County.
Genetics Program

Genetics Program

The purpose of the genetics program is to provide education and referral services to the people of Will County.

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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.
An Educational Video on PrEP and How it Protects HIV-Negative Patients

An Educational Video on PrEP and How it Protects HIV-Negative Patients

A Look at the Drug Truvada and What it Does

The PrEP Clinic is available in the Will County Health Department's Community Health Center Care Clinic, 11 AM to 4 PM on Thursdays. 
Dames-Schuster Leaves Health Department with Long Resume

Dames-Schuster Leaves Health Department with Long Resume

Retiring at End of January after Career of Medical Service

Pat Dames-Schuster's time of service to healthcare actually began long before she became a Will County Health Department division director in 2009.
Tough Flu Seasons Require Commitment to Precautions

Tough Flu Seasons Require Commitment to Precautions

Those Without Symptoms Can Also be Contageous

With all the activity, proper etiquette must be followed this flu season.
For World Aids Day: New CHC PrEP Clinic Helps the Efforts

For World Aids Day: New 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.
Flu Season: No Surprises Thus Far, But be Prepared

Flu Season: No Surprises Thus Far, But be Prepared

This Year's Flu Shot Serum Targets Three Strains

H1N1, eight years after 2009 scare, is now just one of many strains to watch.
Avoiding Lead Poisoning in Children Requires Keen Observance

Avoiding Lead Poisoning in Children Requires Keen Observance

The Problem Often Goes Beyond Old Lead Paint

"They might test high, but they’re in a new house, so it’s obviously not lead paint. That’s when you have to look at other factors, such as food or what it’s being cooked in.”
Health Department Stress-Free Zone Takes Aim at Breast Cancer

Health Department Stress-Free Zone Takes Aim at Breast Cancer

A Chance for Co-Workers to Unite and Build Strength

The event included yoga mats, pillows, relaxing chairs and footstools, special lighting; and also massages, refreshments, and prizes.
For the Rise in STDs;  Sadly, There's an APP for That

For the Rise in STDs; Sadly, There's an APP for That

A Disturbing Example of Social Media's Influence

Yet another parental concern should be the apps their youngsters are using.
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