Community Health Center to Add Staff Physician

Obstetrician/Gynecologist Brings Experience, Credentials

JOLIET – The Will County Community Health Center (1106 Neal Avenue in Joliet), is pleased to announce the addition of Tracy L. Vera M.D. to its medical staff beginning Tuesday, September 2.

Will County to Implement Narcan Distribution Program

JOLIET – Members of the Will County Board today approved a resolution to implement a Narcan Distribution Program to train local law enforcement officers how to administer the antidote to reverse the effects of a heroin overdose.
Community Health Center Offering Physicals by Appointment

Community Health Center Offering Physicals by Appointment

Special Day for Physicals with No Appointments Also Scheduled

JOLIET – Does someone in the family need a school, sports, or camp physical? The Will County Community Health Center is ready to help.

Physicians at the Community Health Center (1106 Neal Avenue in Joliet), do school, sports, and camp physicals every Monday through Saturday by appointment. Physicals cost $25. To schedule an appointment, call 815-727-8670.

Pace Increases Service on Route 504 South Joliet

Pace Increases Service on Route 504 South Joliet

New midday trips boost service to Will County Health Complex, other local destinations

Beginning Monday, June 9, Pace will double the frequency of midday service on Route 504 South Joliet from buses operating every 60 minutes to once every 30 minutes. The additional bus service greatly improves public transit access to the Will County Health Department facility on Ella Avenue in Joliet.

Health Department Urges Protection Against Lyme Disease

Other Tick-Borne Illnesses

JOLIET – Lyme Disease is the most prominent of several illnesses carried by ticks, tiny blood-sucking insects that may be no larger than a poppy seed. With the arrival of warmer weather, the Will County Health Department urges hunters, campers, hikers, and others who spend time outdoors to be especially mindful of the risks posed by Lyme Disease and its potential complications. Lyme Disease is known to have infected more than  340,000 Americans since 1982, and scientists believe that total represents only a fraction of the actual incidence.

Smokeless Tobacco: Not A Safe Alternative to Cigarette Smoking

Smokeless Tobacco: Not A Safe Alternative to Cigarette Smoking

The Illinois Tobacco Quitline Can Help People Quit Using All Forms of Tobacco

JOLIET – Smokeless tobacco is a known cause of oral cancer, and it is associated with recession of the gums, gum disease and tooth decay. The Will County Health Department proudly refers Will County residents to the Illinois Tobacco Quitline and encourages area residents to use this free service if they are ready to create a plan to quit using tobacco.
Health Center Wins National Literacy Award

Health Center Wins National Literacy Award

2013 Richard Robinson Award

The Will County Community Health Center has been awarded the 2013 Richard Robinson Award by Reach Out and Read, an eminently successful national literacy program based in Boston, MA. Award-winning program emphasizes the importance of reading aloud to young children.
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.


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

Community Health Center Hours

Schedule for Primary Care Services

Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 6:00 pm

Friday 7:30am - 4:00 pm

Saturday - 7:30 am - 3:30 pm 

24 Hour answering Service.  The Will County Community Health Center provides preventative primary medical care for all ages. 


Tuesday & Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm

CALL 815-727-8670



To speak with a provider after hours, simply call 815-727-8670.

Necesitan hablar con un proveedor despues de horas, simplemente llama 815-727-8670.


Community Health Center Location

Service Location

The Community Health Center is located at:

1106 Neal Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433
Phone: (815)727-8670 (24-hour Access)
Fax: (815)727-5975

To make an appointment, please call (815) 727-8670.
Spanish Speaking Physicians Available
Fees are based on a sliding scale according to income.

Programs & Services