The County Courthouse and Administration building are CLOSED except for mandated and essential services. Please see Latest News for details.

Get the latest COVID-19 guidelines and updates.

For General COVID-19 Questions.
Call: 800-889-3931
Email: [email protected]

 COVID-19 Guidance

Deadline to Renew Annual Health Permit Extended 3/24/2020 

Guidance for Food Service - Illinois Department of Public Health 3/19/2020
Guidance for Food Establishments that are completely closed - Illinois Department of Public Health 3/19/2020
Enforcement Order - Illinois Department of Public Health 3/19/2020

Executive Order for Restaurants and Bars by Governor JB Prizker  3/17/2020
Memo to McHenry County Food Establishments updated  3/17/2020
FAQ's for Restaurants & Bars Executive Order 3/17/2020

Immunization Clinics Limited

To make certain we are doing our part to practice social distancing, but continue to provide needed vaccines to the most vulnerable, we have adjusted how we operate our immunization clinics. We are limiting vaccine clinics to provide flu vaccines, vaccines to infants, and those behind on their immunization schedule.  We are unable to serve you if you are ill or bring along someone who is ill.  Please continue to call 815-334-4500 to schedule or reschedule appointments.



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Homepageimage 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


Online Permit Applications

Annual Food Health Permit Renewal - New

Temporary Food Establishment Application - New
Required to operate a category 1 or 2 temporary food establishment.


Flu Surveillance

Influenza-like illness (ILI) activity in McHenry County is currently estimated to be low (defined as minimal or no ILI activity detected). Click Week 12 Influenza Surveillance Report to view the latest flu surveillance report.

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. 

Diabetes Prevention Program Proven Lifestyle Change class is a year long class with trained coaches who will encourage healthy lifestyle changes. Register here for the Overview session where you will learn the prerequisites and expectations for attending class.

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

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



Meeting Information

Board of Health
TB Board
Retail Food Advisory Committee
Environmental Health Advisory Committee
Solid Waste Advisory Committee



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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