HealthWorks

HealthWorks

Health care Program for Children in the Custody of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

Will County Health Department is the Lead Agency for Will and Grundy counties for HealthWorks of Illinois. HealthWorks of Illinois is a comprehensive health care program for children under age 21 who are in the custody of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. HealthWorks maintains a network of providers for Initial Health Screenings, Comprehensive Health Examinations, primary care physicians and specialty care physicians

Every child that enters DCFS custody is assigned to a medical case manager (MCM). Foster children age 0-6 receive medical case management services up to age 6. Children over the age of 6 receive medical case management services for the first 45 days of DCFS custody. The MCM assists the foster parent in choosing a primary care physician and ensuring that all the necessary exams are scheduled, including the Comprehensive Health Evaluation. The MCM is responsible to obtain past medical history and forward that to the Primary Care Physician. MCM also maintains regular contact with the foster parent to answer any medical questions and receive an update on any medical visits and forward that to the DCFS/POS case worker.

Foster parents should contact HealthWorks at 1-800-543-4345 when they receive a new foster child.

Contact Information

Contact:  Loy Rosen, RN
Phone:  815-774-7302
Email:  lrosen@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.
Rabid Bats Found in Lockport, Elwood, Plainfield, Joliet

Rabid Bats Found in Lockport, Elwood, Plainfield, Joliet

Brings Will County Total to 13 Rabid Bats this Year

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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