Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program

Summary of Services

The Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program conducts surveillance on positive cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in Will County. Surveillance efforts follow strict procedures to ensure the confidentiality of STD case reports.

Other services include:

  • Surveillance and treatment
    • Confirmed untreated cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis may be treated at the Will County Health Department, free of charge, if services have not been found elsewhere.
    • To report positive cases of Syphilis, Chlamydia or Gonorrhea, physicians' offices should fax lab results, patient demographics and treatment information to (815)774-4474.  This is a CONFIDENTIAL fax line.  
  •  Anonymous and confidential partner notification and referral services
    • To help ensure that you and your partners are aware of potential STD exposure and infection status without disclosing any identifying information.
  • Educational presentations to schools and other interested community groups
    • Presentations focus on STD prevention, signs and symptoms, treatment guidelines, and referrals for STD screening and treatment.
    • Please call (815) 727-8830 to schedule a presentation.

For more information about the Will County Health Department's STD program and services, or for general information and questions, please call (815) 727-8830 or email ldudczyk@willcountyhealth.org.

Related Links:

Visit the GYT (Get yourself tested) Website

IDPH Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Fact Sheets

World Hepatitis Day

Sexual Exposure Chart

2010 STD Treatment Guidelines

Comprehensive STD Clinic Services at these Locations

Service Location Information

Comprehensive STD clinic services are available off-site (testing, treatment, examinations, referrals). Services are available for a limited fee at these two clinic locations:

The Will County Community Health Center
1106 Neal Ave., Joliet, IL 60433
Open by appointment
Monday & Wednesday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am - 8:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 12:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm
Call (815) 727-8670 to schedule an appointment.

Aunt Martha's St Francis Health Center

310 N. Ottawa St., Joliet, IL 60432
For appointments please call: 1-877-692-8686
Walk-ins are accepted, appointments are preferred.

All insurances welcome. Sliding fee scale available with documentation of income.
www.auntmarthas.org

Aunt Martha's Joliet East Community Health Center

1200 Eagle Street Joliet, IL 60432

For appointments, please call: 1-708-747-7100

www.auntmarthas.org

For more information about the Will County Health Department's STD program and services, or for general information and questions, please call (815) 727-8830.



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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.
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.

Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance

Get Covered Illinois

Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance   Even with Open Enrollment 2015 officially over, there may still be opportunities to get you and your family health coverage. But do not wait until it’s too late. Call the Will County Health Department’s In-Person Counselor (IPC) program to check if you can still get coverage. 1-815-727-5990.

The Will County Health Department has four full-time In-Person Counselors on staff available to assist individuals and families with enrolling for health coverage (Medicaid and the Marketplace).

Smokeless Tobacco: Not A Safe Alternative to Cigarette Smoking

Smokeless Tobacco: Not A Safe Alternative to Cigarette Smoking

The Illinois Tobacco Quitline Can Help People Quit Using All Forms of Tobacco

JOLIET – Smokeless tobacco is a known cause of oral cancer, and it is associated with recession of the gums, gum disease and tooth decay. The Will County Health Department proudly refers Will County residents to the Illinois Tobacco Quitline and encourages area residents to use this free service if they are ready to create a plan to quit using tobacco.

Program Offers Will County Smokers Telephone-Based Cessation Counseling

Resources Available to Help You Quit Smoking

JOLIET – Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., prompting the Will County Health Department to remind area residents that powerful resources are available to help those wishing to kick the habit. The Illinois Tobacco Quitline is a free, telephone-based cessation counseling service provided to Illinois tobacco users who want to quit smoking for good. Callers to the Quitline (1-866-QUIT-YES) can talk confidentially and free of charge to registered nurses and respiratory therapists, who are certified tobacco treatment counselors.

Health Department Offers Winter Weather Tips

Winter Weather Illness Poses Special Problems

JOLIET – Chicagoland Winters can be great for outdoor enthusiasts and hot chocolate lovers, but the cold weather months can be difficult if people fail to take appropriate health and safety precautions. Winter weather illness can pose special problems. Recognizing symptoms and common sense can help you to avoid potentially serious issues in the cold and snow.
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