Genetics Program

Genetics Program

Provides Education and Referral Services

The purpose of the genetics program is to provide education and referral services to the people of Will County. We refer clients to the Genetics clinic at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center. Clients are seen by appointment only. Through a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Genetics program also includes nursing follow-up and any required home visits for metabolic conditions or screening failures, genetic conditions, and failed hearing screenings/confirmed hearing loss.

Program Eligibility

Families are referred from both the Illinois Department of Public Health and from the WIC/Family Case Management Program.  They may be in need of follow-up for unsatisfactory newborn screenings, failed hearing screenings, SIDS, genetic conditions, or reproductive risk.  This is a voluntary program. There is no fee – only an assessment


Genetics Program Location

Program Location

Will County Health Department
Genetics Program
501 Ella Avenue
Joliet, IL 60433

Contact Information:

Loy Rosen, RN
Email:  lrosen@willcountyhealth.org
Phone: (815)774-7302

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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.

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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

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.
DIABETES ALERT DAY: IT'S MORE THAN JUST TAKING YOUR MEDICINE

DIABETES ALERT DAY: IT'S MORE THAN JUST TAKING YOUR MEDICINE

The Factor of Lifestyle is Just as Important to a Healthy Diabetic Life

Folks receiving diabetic screenings at the Will County Health Department Community Health Center were told about prevention, diet, and lifestyle changes.
NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH IS A LIFELONG JOURNEY, STARTING AT INFANCY

NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH IS A LIFELONG JOURNEY, STARTING AT INFANCY

Breastfeeding is the Best Possible Start for a Child

In the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children Special Supplemental Nutrition Program), nutrition begins first and foremost during a future mom’s pregnancy.
HIGH RISK PREGNANCIES GET HELP THROUGH "BETTER BIRTH OUTCOMES"

HIGH RISK PREGNANCIES GET HELP THROUGH "BETTER BIRTH OUTCOMES"

Risk Factors Could Include Age, Weight, Illness, Domestic Situation, Others

The first step is for these expectant mothers to know that the Better Birth Outcomes program is available to them.
AVOIDING LEAD POISONING IN CHILDREN BEGINS WITH CAUTION

AVOIDING LEAD POISONING IN CHILDREN BEGINS WITH CAUTION

Everything from Paint in Your House; to What They Put in Their Mouths

A full 50 years after the research of Clair Cameron Patterson on the dangers of lead took off in the 60s, there are still many dangers out there.

WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AGAIN MARKS "NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY" IN A TASTY WAY

WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AGAIN MARKS "NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY" IN A TASTY WAY

Department's Wellness Committee Making Donation to American Heart Association; Serving Special Oatmeal Breakfast

Joliet- The Will County Health Department Wellness Committee will once again be encouraging everyone to wear red, think healthy hearts, and eat healthy food with their National Wear Red Day Oatmeal Bar.

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TRAVEL VACCINATIONS: THE WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS A TOP SOURCE OF INFORMATION

TRAVEL VACCINATIONS: THE WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS A TOP SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Be Fully Prepared Before Going Out of the Country or Overseas

Joliet- Are you still looking to escape the winter?  If that’s on your agenda, checking into travel vaccinations should be on your agenda as well.


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Prediabetes: It’s Real, and You May Have It

Prediabetes: It’s Real, and You May Have It

Know Where you Stand

The Ad Council in partnership with the American Diabetes Association, the American Medical Association, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have teamed up to develop the Prediabetes: It’s Real, and You May Have It campaign.

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