Affordable Care Act Information and Enrollment Assistance

Affordable Care Act Information and Enrollment Assistance

Let's Get Covered Will County!!!

The second annual Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace is almost here! Beginning November 15, 2014, individuals and small business owners can begin to shop for affordable health coverage options through the federal Marketplace, with coverage beginning January 1, 2015.  Do not delay!! Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace will close on February 15, 2015. (**Please note that Illinois Medicaid has no deadline, you can apply for Medicaid at any time throughout the year if you qualify).

Shopping for health coverage can be challenging. That is why the Will County Health Department has specially trained In-Person Counselors (IPC) available to assist you through the entire enrollment process. Call today to speak with an IPC who will be able to answer your specific questions and schedule a one-on-one personal appointment to help you enroll in the Marketplace or Illinois Medicaid. Appointment times and dates are flexible, and will be scheduled to meet your needs. All IPC services are FREE.

In-Person Counselors, also known as Navigators, are also available to present to community members to educate, answer questions, and schedule appointments in order to reach as many eligible consumers as possible in Will County.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-in appointments are welcome at the Joliet Office Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. Appointments are also available at the Eastern Branch Office in University Park and the North Branch Office in Bolingbrook.

If you would like to make an appointment for assistance with enrollment, have questions regarding the Affordable Care Act, or would like to request an IPC to speak at a community event, please contact the In-Person Counselor program hotline at 815-727-5990.  You can also email questions or leave your contact information at info@willcountyhealth.org.

Family Health Services News
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.
Eighth and Ninth Rabid Bats of Year Found in Joliet, Peotone

Eighth and Ninth Rabid Bats of Year Found in Joliet, Peotone

One Found in Kitchen Area, One Flies into House During Pizza Delivery

Report bats to Will County Animal Control at 815-462-5633.
New Lenox Turns Up Will County's 7th Rabid Bat of Season

New Lenox Turns Up Will County's 7th Rabid Bat of Season

Discovered July 31st, Positive Test Determined August 3rd

Both residents of household referred for Rabies Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP).
Will County Health Department WIC Program Participates in "Global Big Latch On" for Breastfeeding

Will County Health Department WIC Program Participates in "Global Big Latch On" for Breastfeeding

Part of World Breastfeeding Week, National Breastfeeding Month

Organizations around the world reporting to Latch On Office in New Zealand.
August is National Breastfeeding Month

August is National Breastfeeding Month

Friday Aug 3rd Global Big Latch On Kicked off "World Breastfeeding Week"

Governor Rauner Declares "Breastfeeding Promotion Month in Illinois" as well.
Community Health Center Announces Expanded Dental Hours, Immediate Appointment Openings

Community Health Center Announces Expanded Dental Hours, Immediate Appointment Openings

Dr. Ashu Bansal and Dr. Olubanwo Abejide have Joined the Team

 
ON WORLD HEPATITIS DAY: LEARN YOUR STATUS

ON WORLD HEPATITIS DAY: LEARN YOUR STATUS

Hepatitis C Can Hide in Your Body for Years Before Causing Liver Disease

 A silent epidemic for many years throughout our country.
Will Co Rabid Bat Number Six of Year Found in Lockport

Will Co Rabid Bat Number Six of Year Found in Lockport

No Human Exposure, Cat was Up to Date on Vaccinations

Discovered Saturday the 30th, tested positive Tuesday and 2nd.
Plainfield Dist 202 Students Combine with Will Co Health Dept on Updated Plainfield Parks Smoking Policy

Plainfield Dist 202 Students Combine with Will Co Health Dept on Updated Plainfield Parks Smoking Policy

Complete Ban on Tobacco Use Includes E-Cigarettes

Dist 202’s Heritage Grove Middle School kids deserve much of the credit.
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