Did you know ....?

Did you know ....?

The Will County Community Health Center accepts daily walk-ins

The Will County Community Health Center accepts daily walk-ins. For all ages!  We do almost everything in our walk-in clinic!  Come see us today!

Meet the Community Health Center Physicians

Physician Photos and Education

Learn more about the Will County Health Department Physicians by clicking on read more.
MAKE THE WILL COUNTY HEALTH CENTER YOUR CHOICE FOR WOMEN'S SERVICES

MAKE THE WILL COUNTY HEALTH CENTER YOUR CHOICE FOR WOMEN'S SERVICES

Dr. Tracy Vera & Dr. Cynthia Vera: Speaks English and Spanish

Our Center believes that if a patient feels a familiarity with their doctor and they feel safe and not judged, there is more of a connection, leading to better outcomes.
COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER PROVIDER DOES NOT GIVE UP

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER PROVIDER DOES NOT GIVE UP

PERSISTENCE MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Due to Dolly's persistence and referring her to the Silver Cross Diabetic Education Program, patient Ana L. is continually making positive changes in her lifestyle.
DOCTORS ENCOURAGE READING at CHILDREN'S CHECK-UPS

DOCTORS ENCOURAGE READING at CHILDREN'S CHECK-UPS

Reach out and Read Program Looks to Have Children Ready for School

Thanks to donated books and trained volunteers who read to the children while in the waiting room, families are encouraged to promote school success by including reading aloud as part of routine pediatric care and development. 

THANK YOU FOR TRUSTING US WITH YOUR HEALTH CARE NEEDS

THANK YOU FOR TRUSTING US WITH YOUR HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Message from Mary Maragos - CEO of Will County Community Health Center

Since 1995 we have been successfully meeting the needs of our patients by providing comprehensive, integrated and coordinated care. 

Community Health Center Physicians Achieve Exceptional Patient Satisfaction Survey Results

These Docs Have Just What It Takes

JOLIET – A pair of Will County Community Health Center physicians, who also serve on the Silver Cross Hospital medical staff, have been recognized for achieving superlative patient satisfaction survey results.

Geriatrician Is New Will County Community Health Center Medical Director

Geriatrician Is New Will County Community Health Center Medical Director

Geriatrician Improves Quality Of Life For Seniors And Their Families

JOLIET -- Geriatricians are typically in short supply, but the new Will County Community Health Center medical director is just what the doctor ordered.

Training Students

We realize the importance of training healthcare students to work in a quality outpatient environment.  At times you may see a nursing or medical student, but you will always see your primary care physician or nurse practitioner.  If you prefer not to have a student participate in your care, please inform the nurse or medical assistant who takes you to the examining room. 
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Community Health Center News

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.

Health Department Urges Colorectal Cancer Screening

Pain-free Screening Can Save Lives

JOLIET – Science and  technology are winning the fight against colorectal cancer, but many Americans still avoid simple screening tests that could save their lives.Cancers of the colon and rectum will kill more than 51,000 Americans during 2014, even though several safe and effective screening options can dramatically reduce personal risk. The Will County Health Department urges area residents, especially those  over the age of 50, to consult a health care professional about the need for colorectal cancer screening.

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.

Health Department Prepared For Flu Season

Vaccines Now Available For All Ages

Health Department Ready For Flu Season. Flu vaccine strongly recommended for everyone six months and older.
NACo Prescription Discount Card Program

NACo Prescription Discount Card Program

A No-Cost Alternative to Paying full Price for Prescriptions

Since 2009, Will County has teamed with the National Association of Counties (NACo), to offer a drug discount card program for Will County residents. The free discount prescription card is widely available to all Will County residents, and can be used to save an average of approximately 24 per cent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.

Celebrating National Community Health Center week- August 14th-18th, 2017

Transforming Health Care in Our Local Communities

Each August we recognize the outstanding contributions of and services delivered by America's Health Centers.  Our theme this year is "Celebrating America's Health Centers:  Transforming Health Care in Our Local Communities" - and that is exactly what we do here at the Will County Community Health Center.  Community Health Centers, also known as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC's) are non-profit, community-directed health care providers located in medically underserved rural and urban communities where health care resources are scarce.  Health centers provide access to care regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. 

Join us in celebrating this week packed full of daily activities.  Just click on the attached pdf for details of FUN, FUN, & FUN!

 

Health Insurance Enrollment Options Help

Health Insurance Enrollment Options Help

Community Health Center has trained Outreach staff to assist you.

Will County Community Health Center has trained Outreach Staff to assist you in deciding on the best health insurance enrollment options.  Call the Outreach Hotline: 815-774-6090. 
Health Department Encourages Infant Immunizations During National Infant Immunizations Week

Health Department Encourages Infant Immunizations During National Infant Immunizations Week

National Infant Immunizations Week: April 20-27

Although vaccines can virtually eliminate many of the infectious conditions that killed and incapacitated at will in previous generations, parental indifference has taken its toll.  More than 35,000 US pertussis cases were reported a year ago, making 2012 the worst year for whooping cough in America since 1959.  For information about immunization services provided by the Will County Health Department, telephone 815-740-8143.
Community Health Center Announces New Hours

Community Health Center Announces New Hours

Extending hours of operation

The Will County Community Health Center (1106 Neal Avenue in Joliet), is extending its hours of operation in order to serve clients more efficiently.
Prevent Your Child from Getting Serious Dental Disease

Prevent Your Child from Getting Serious Dental Disease

Healthy Teeth from Birth By: Dr. Sangita Garg D.D.S.

On a late afternoon at the Will County Community Health Center Dental Clinic, I reviewed the chart for my last patient of the day. I remembered seeing this 2 year old girl one week earlier and had scheduled her to receive a filling today. As I approached the dental operating room, I greeted this beautiful little patient warmly and she shook my hand with a smile, her mom looking more apprehensive than her.
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