Travel Immunization

Travel Immunization

Types of Immunizations and Fees

The following table displays the available vaccines and the cost. Pre-travel consultation is available for $50.00 for the first person; $25.00 for each additional person in the family.

Call 815-740-8143 for and appointment and information.  Daytime, early morning and late afternoon appointments are available.  Please schedule your appointment at least 4 weeks before your date of departure for maximum protection from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Smoke Free Housing

Policy for Shared Living Facilities

Smoke-free housing policies benefit the health and the safety of residents by eliminating dangerous chemicals emitted by secondhand and thirdhand smoke. Other benefits include the reduced risk of building fires and the decreased costs of rehabilitating rental units.

Immunization Clinics

Immunization Clinics

Stay Current with your Vaccinations

Immunizations can protect you and your family from serious diseases such as tetanus, measles, chickenpox and pneumonia.  People of all ages should make sure they are current with their vaccinations.  The Will County Health Department regularly offers immunization clinics at three convenient locations.  Please note that hours vary at each location and some clinic locations are by appointment only. 
Tobacco Control and Prevention

Tobacco Control and Prevention

Programs and Services to Decrease Tobacco Use

 

 

The Tobacco Control & Prevention (TC&P) program offers a variety of programs and services to decrease tobacco use rates, to keep youth tobacco-free and to eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke. All programs are open to the Will County community including schools, corporations, and the public.  We offer technical assistance and support with the development of  tobacco retailer licensing ordinances, tobacco-free parks, worksites, college campus, and housing policies. 

Contact: Cindy Jackson, Program Manager

Phone:  815-727-8824

Email:  cjackson@willcountyhealth.org  



Projects for the Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

Projects for the Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

Serving Adults Who May be Homeless

The PATH Program serves those adults who may be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and whom have a severe mental illness or who may have a severe mental illness and a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. The PATH Program is funded through federal and local match funding dollars and is one of over a dozen PATH Programs in the State of Illinois. PATH Programs are coordinated by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health, State-wide PATH Coordinator. The Will County Health Department, Behavioral Health PATH Program began in 1989 and is one of the originally funded PATH Programs in Illinois. The primary focus of the PATH Program shall be serving the Joliet area.

The primary source of referrals for the PATH Program come from Catholic Charities Daybreak Shelter, Morningstar Mission, and inpatient facilities. The Program has an excellent referral process for homeless providers to make referrals to PATH staff.

The PATH program is involved with committee and community activities of the Will County Continuum of Care. The Program incorporates the following values and principles:
  1. Services provided are client-focused and community based;
  2. Services provided aim to; empower clients, and be provided in a manner that is ethnically and culturally  appropriate;
  3. Services will be provided on and off-site;
  4. Services build upon the client's strengths and seek to assist the client in functioning in the community to the fullest extent possible;
  5. Provide services that are accountable and coordinated with community care providers, with emphasis on continuity and consistency levels of care;
  6. Shall protect the client's rights and assist the client in advocating for his/her rights;
  7. Services provided shall be in accordance with current clinical knowledge accepted.
Adult Mental Health Program

Adult Mental Health Program

The Adult Services Program of the Will County Health Department Division of Behavioral Health Programs provides outpatient community mental health services for Will County residents who have symptoms of a serious mental illness, and in some cases with concurrent substance abuse, that are serious obstacles to community functioning.
Adult Psychiatry

Adult Psychiatry

Providing Community Based Mental Health Outpatient Services

Serving the Will County area in three separate locations located throughout Will County. Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Services provides community-based mental health outpatient services through a staff of Board Certified or Board-Eligible psychiatrists for those individuals who are seriously or chronically mentally ill. Priority for receiving services is reserved for those individuals being discharged or deflected from a community or State Operated Facility (SOF) inpatient psychiatric unit. Patients discharged by Silver Cross Hospital and Presence Saint Joseph’s Medical Center comprise by far the majority of patients served on a priority basis. Also included are Medicare, Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion recipients.

Contact Central Intake at 815-727-8521 (8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday).



Services Provided

Description of Services

Comprehensive Psychiatric Outpatient Services shall be in accordance with the services set forth by DHS/DMH Medicaid Rule 132:
  • All services shall be provided by physicians licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987.
  • Such physicians are either Board-Certified or Board-Eligible in psychiatry with experience in providing clinical psychiatric services to adults


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Provides Community Based Mental Health Outpatient Services

Serving the Will County area in two separate locations the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatric Services provide community-based mental health outpatient services through a staff of two Board Certified psychiatrists with specializations in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for those children and adolescents who are experiencing serious emotional disturbance. Priority for receiving services is reserved for those individuals being discharged or deflected from a community or State Operated Facility (SOF) inpatient psychiatric unit. Patients discharged by a SASS referred community hospital C&A inpatient unit or Saint Joseph’s Medical Center comprise by far the majority of patients served on a priority basis. Also included are Medicare, Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion recipients.

Contact Central Intake at 815-727-8521 (8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday).



Eligibility for Services

Who is Eligible

Adults 18 years old and older who meet the following criteria:

  • Persons who have had multiple, or lengthy admissions to an SOF and/or community-based inpatient psychiatric facilities.
  • Persons who may be at imminent risk of hospitalization or who may be in need of less restrictive but still more intensive services that are available in the community.


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