Youth Community Support Services

Youth Community Support Services

Individual Support to Children and Adolescents

The Will county Health Department Community Support (Respite) Program provides support services to children and adolescents living within Will County with diagnoses of an emotional disturbance. Community Support services provide one-to-one therapeutic support to assist in improving functioning within the child’s immediate community. Treatment goals would involve improved interpersonal communication, improved peer and sibling relationships and working on behavior modification.

Services Provided

Assessment and Treatment

We offer specialized court ordered assessment and treatment for sex offending and domestic violence. We also provide specialized treatment for those individuals who have already been found Unfit to Stand Trial or Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity


Services Provided by the Addictions Program

We offer specialized court ordered assessment and treatment for substance abuse. When the initial assessment indicates a need, we also recommend and provide additional assessments and treatments such as evaluation by a psychiatrist, psychological testing, medical follow-up, and medications.

Admissions Process

Admmission into the Forensics Program

Once convicted, contact information is provided through the court or probation officer. When you contact our Intake Department, you will be scheduled for an assessment and be provided with the name of the person who will conduct your assessment.
Pandemic Influenza Response

Pandemic Influenza Response

Community Wide Planning and Coordination

Unlike the seasonal flu, a pandemic flu virus poses a unique threat. Since humans have no previously developed immunity against pandemic flu, this new virus strain puts most people at high risk of infection. The result could be that a large percentage of the world's population becomes infected in a very short period of time.

Local health departments like the WCHD and its Emergency Preparedness Division are responsible for community wide planning for an outbreak of an influenza pandemic. The Will County Health Department has developed a pandemic influenza plan for the county and conducts training meetings and exercises with other agencies to build response capabilities. The department also conducts routine disease surveillance activities which can assist in forecasting and monitoring outbreaks of disease. If an outbreak of pandemic influenza should occur, the WCHD will work closely with other Will County emergency agencies, regional partners and the State of Illinois to manage and distribute antiviral supplies and vaccines, along with carrying out other public health, medical and emergency services.

Communicating During an Emergency:I

In an emergency, information will be provided on Twitter at ( and the Health Department’s website ( as well as local media outlets.  

Other useful information is available for download below.

Useful Links:

Will County Emergency Management Agency

Illinois Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control

Illinois Pandemic Flu 

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program

Summary of Services

The Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program conducts surveillance on positive cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in Will County. Surveillance efforts follow strict procedures to ensure the confidentiality of STD case reports.

Other services include:

  • Surveillance and treatment
    • Confirmed untreated cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis may be treated at the Will County Health Department, free of charge, if services have not been found elsewhere.
    • To report positive cases of Syphilis, Chlamydia or Gonorrhea, physicians' offices should fax lab results, patient demographics and treatment information to (815)774-4474.  This is a CONFIDENTIAL fax line.  
  •  Anonymous and confidential partner notification and referral services
    • To help ensure that you and your partners are aware of potential STD exposure and infection status without disclosing any identifying information.
  • Educational presentations to schools and other interested community groups
    • Presentations focus on STD prevention, signs and symptoms, treatment guidelines, and referrals for STD screening and treatment.
    • Please call (815) 727-8830 to schedule a presentation.

For more information about the Will County Health Department's STD program and services, or for general information and questions, please call (815) 727-8830 or email

Related Links:

Visit the GYT (Get yourself tested) Website

IDPH Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Fact Sheets

World Hepatitis Day

Sexual Exposure Chart

2010 STD Treatment Guidelines

Community Health Center Physicians

Community Health Center Physicians

The Community Health Center physicians play a key role in providing quality healthcare to the residents of Will County. Multidisciplinary care is provided six days a week with two evening sessions, plus 24 hour physician accountability.


Recommended Immunizations for the Public

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

Program Eligibility

  •  Immunizations are available to residents of Illinois
  • Adults and children of all ages
  • Children with health insurance that covers immunizations should obtain their shots from their physician

Program Services

  • Regularly scheduled immunization clinics are held at three sites located throughout Will County.
  • Clients must bring their immunization records with them to receive shots.
  • Children must be accompanied by their parent/guardian.

Fee for Services

  • Children’s vaccine (including Flu): $23.75/dose
  • Adult vaccine is priced according to the vaccine type.  Adult flu shots are $40.00/dose

Medicaid and Medicare are accepted. Childhood immunizations will not be denied due to inability to pay.

Contact Information

Phone:  815-740-8143 or 877-942-5807


Fax:  815-727-8491

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
Dental Care

Dental Care

Specializing in Dentistry for Children 6 Months through 21 years old; Adults on Emergency Basis.

Dental Services are provided to private insurance, Medicaid recipients, low income and non-insured people.  We now accept DentaQuest for Dental Medicaid Managed Care.   Dental services include oral exams, school exams, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, fillings, cleanings, and simple extractions.

Effective March 24, 2014 New Minimum Fees - Per Dental Visit

$50:  Emergency Exam & X-rays or comprehensive/periodic exam & full mouth x-rays

$50:  Teeth cleaning (extra charge for deep cleaning)

$75:  Filling Visits

$100:  Extraction Visits

***Minimum fees are based on proof of income and insurance
*** Payment is expected at time of service
***Payment plans available.
All dental fees are below standard charges in this area.  Minimum fees are requested to provide high quality care to our patients.  No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

Programs & Services