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Health Department celebrates Public Health Week

Events planned in April

Post Date:03/28/2019 9:40 AM

Contact Keri Zaleski
(815)-334-4456; cell (815)-236-3238

The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) is kicking off National Public Health Week (NPHW) with events showcasing the Health Department’s contribution to the County. During the weeklong observance, from April 1 to April 7, public health departments across the country celebrate the impact made by public health and sponsor events benefiting community members.

On Wednesday, April 3rd, MCDH will host wellness screenings from 1 to 3 p.m. at the MCDH Woodstock location (2200 N Seminary Ave., Woodstock). Appointments are necessary and include a cholesterol and blood glucose test for $25 with an optional A1C test for an additional $10.  Screening appointments can be made online at or by calling 815-334-4531. 

The Veterinary Public Health Division is offering rabies and microchip clinics at the MCDH Crystal Lake location (100 N Virginia St., Crystal Lake) on Wednesday, April 3, from 4 to 6 p.m., and Thursday, April 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost of rabies vaccines is $30 for a 3-year vaccine and $15 for a 1-year vaccine. Registration tags are required by law; registration fees are separate and required at the time of vaccination. Discounts for pets belonging to senior residents and for pets previously microchipped, spayed or neutered apply. Microchips will be available for $15. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling 815-459-6222.

A month-long fee reduction for Radon test kits and animal adoptions is another way in which MCDH gives to the community during April. Radon test kits will be discounted to $5 all month. Half-price adoption fees for cats over the age of six months will be offered during the entire month of April.  More information about these events can be found on the Department of Health’s website or by calling 815-334-4510.

“During National Public Health Week, MCDH focuses not only on the public contributions made by the Department, but also uses the occasion to recognize and celebrate the tireless efforts of our public health staff and volunteers,” said Melissa Adamson, Administrator for MCDH.  Adamson added, “To highlight the varied ways in which our services impact the County, we’ve put video clips on our website and social media pages that illustrate some of the things we do, from inspecting a restaurant, providing pet vaccination and microchipping, to communicable disease surveillance.”  To view these videos and learn more about McHenry County Department of Health visit or check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram sites.

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