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Every time we eat in a restaurant, register our pets, build a well or septic system, need help for health care, or vaccinate our children, the Health Department is involved to make us safer and healthier. In addition to Environmental Health permits and inspections, Animal Control and Vital Records, we offer a variety of clinic services:

  • Immunizations
  • TB control
  • Chronic and Communicable disease control
  • Hearing and vision screening for children
  • STD/HIV testing and counseling  

  Proposed Ordinance Changes

For a summary of proposed changes to Articles I, II, III, IV, V, VI and VII of the Public Health Ordinance, click here.

 For proposed changes to Article VII, MCDH Fee Schedule, click here (updated 10-23-2019).

For proposed changes to Article VI, Animal Control, click here.

For proposed changes to Environmental Health ordinances: Article I, Article II, Article III (updated 10-23-2019), Article IV (updated 10-23-2019), Article V click the Article number.

Comments may be submitted via email to:  [email protected] with the subject line of "Proposed Revisions to Ordinance", or by phone: 815-334-4585 for Environmental Health Ordinance comments, 815-459-6222 for Animal Control Ordinance comments, 815-334-4510 for general comments.

Flu Surveillance

Influenza-like illness (ILI) activity in McHenry County is currently estimated to be low. To see the latest flu surveillance report, click here.


For recycling times and locations, click here


Diabetes Education, Classes, and Wellness Screening

  Wellness screenings are scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month. Additional screenings are scheduled throughout McHenry County. Click here to register online. Information is available by calling 815-334-4531.

Educational Pre-Diabetes and diabetes classes are periodically scheduled at locations throughout McHenry County. Click here to register online. Information is available by calling 815-334-4531. 

 View food inspection reports

View Food Facility Inspection Reports online

Mental Health Resources

Click here for information about the McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition.  To view the McHenry County Mental Health Board webpage, click here.

Smoke-Free Illinois

Illinois law prohibits smoking in public places. File a complaint by calling IDPH on the toll-free complaint line at 866-973-4646 (TTY 800-547-0466, hearing impaired use only) or online at http://www.smoke-free.illinois.gov/complaints.htm.

If you are interested in quitting smoking, click here for a“Quit Kit” that may help you kick the habit!

 Meeting information



MCDH Main Office
667 Ware Road, Woodstock, IL  60098
Phone: 815.334.4510
Fax: 815.334.4635
After Hours: 815.344.7421
Email: [email protected] 
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