HealthWorks

HealthWorks

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
HIV Prevention Program

HIV Prevention Program

The Will County Health Department HIV/STD programs ensure that individuals at high risk for acquiring or transmitting HIV or other STD’s in Will County are provided with quality HIV/STD prevention and care services.

Immunization Program

Immunization Program

The Immunization program provides a variety of recommended childhood and adult immunizations to the public.

International Travel Immunization Clinic

International Travel Immunization Clinic

The International Travel Immunization Clinic provides a comprehensive consultation and immunization service for persons traveling abroad.  
Newborn Screening

Newborn Screening

Newborn screening is a public health activity aimed at early identification of infants affected with certain genetic or metabolic conditions.  Through laboratory testing at birth, Illinois screens for several endocrine, hemoglobin and metabolic disorders.
STD Program

STD Program

The Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) program conducts surveillance on positive cases of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis in Will County.   

Tobacco Control and Prevention

Tobacco Control and Prevention

The Tobacco Control & Prevention (TC&P) program offers a variety of programs and services to decrease tobacco use rates keep youth tobacco-free and eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke.
Vision and Hearing Screening

Vision and Hearing Screening

Vision and hearing screenings are performed for school age children as well as adults.  The main goal of the vision and hearing program is early detection of vision and hearing problems in children.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program

The WIC program provides nutritious food and nutrition education to all participants. Breastfeeding support is available to breastfeeding participants.
Chronic Disease & School Health Program

Chronic Disease & School Health Program

Implementation of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity prevention strategies; promote school health in Will County.

The Chronic Disease & School Health program is a three year project which will allow our agency to lead the implementation of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity prevention strategies and to promote school health in Will County.
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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.
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.
Will County's Latest Rabid Bat Found in Monee

Will County's Latest Rabid Bat Found in Monee

Fifth Bat to Test Positive for Rabies in 2018

A resident noticed dogs playing with the bat on the patio under the table.
Third and Fourth Rabid Bats Found In Will County; No Human Treatment Needed

Third and Fourth Rabid Bats Found In Will County; No Human Treatment Needed

Indoor/Outdoor Cat Given Rabies Booster

One more in Joliet, one in Homer Glen.
Second Will County Rabid Bat of Season Found in South Naperville

Second Will County Rabid Bat of Season Found in South Naperville

Trapped After it Flew into a Washing Machine

Bats discovered in Will County need to be reported immediately to Will County Animal Control at 815-462-5633
First Rabid Bat of Season Caught in Joliet

First Rabid Bat of Season Caught in Joliet

Three Family Members Exposed to Bat Given Information, Options

Bats need to be immediately reported to Animal Control.
June 1st: Immunizations BY APPOINTMENT at Will Co Health Dept

June 1st: Immunizations BY APPOINTMENT at Will Co Health Dept

Make Appointment by Calling 815-740-8143 or 877-942-5807

Applies to Joliet, Monee, and Bolingbrook Immunizations Clinics.
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