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HomepageimageMcHenry County residents are touched every day by our services. Every time we eat in a restaurant, register our pets, build a well or septic system, need help for health care, or get our children vaccinated for school, 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 to the public.
  • Immunizations
  • TB control
  • Chronic and Communicable disease control
  • Hearing and vision screening for children
  • STD/HIV testing and counseling  

Cooling Centers

Check here for a list of cooling centers in McHenry County. Cooling centers will be added as they become available. To see a map of the cooling centers, please click here.


Proposed Ordinance Changes

The documents listed below are draft proposals for revision to Articles I, II and III of the Public Health Ordinance. Comments on these proposed changes are appreciated. Comments may be submitted to the Division of Environmental Health at 815-334-4585 or via email:  Health@McHenryCountyil.govSummary of Proposed Revisions to Article

Summary of Proposed Revisions to Article I


Summary of Proposed Revisions to Articles II and III


ARTICLE III, FOOD, proposed changes


 Residential recycling

State Representative Steven Reick & State Representative Tom Weber are hosting a Shred Day at the McHenry Township Building, 3703 North Richmond Road, Johnsburg, on Saturday July 20th from 9:00am - 12:00pm .  For more information, visit https://www.amsstoreandshred.com/events

McHenry County Department of Health and Elgin Recycling will be hosting single day residential electronic recycling events on September 7 and October 19.  For additional recycling times and locations, click here

 Diabetes and pre-diabetes information and online class registration

 For information, class registration and a list of no-cost educational workshops, please click here.

First Wednesday Wellness Screening

For $25, make an online appointment for a First Wednesday Wellness Screening.  Screenings are held at MCDH in Woodstock unless otherwise indicated. More information is available by calling 815-334-4531.

August 7, 2019, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

September 4, 2019, 9:00 - 11:00 AM


 View food inspection reports

View Food Facility Inspection Reports online

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.

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: Health@McHenryCountyIL.gov 
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