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        


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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.
BEING ALERT FOR CHILD ABUSE SITUATIONS REQUIRES VILLAGE EFFORT

BEING ALERT FOR CHILD ABUSE SITUATIONS REQUIRES VILLAGE EFFORT

Child Abuse a More Complicated Issue; More Eyes Needed

Awareness for emotional abuse needed as well as for physical abuse.
BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK DAY HAS SPECIAL MEANING AT WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK DAY HAS SPECIAL MEANING AT WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

A Day of Education for Sons and Daughters of Health Department Workers

For over ten years running, the Health Department has been able to use this special day as a day of fun learning for the children of employees that participate.
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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