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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  

Operation Drop Box September 9th to October 21st

Operation Drop Box is gathering household goods for veterans from September 9th until October 21st. For a complete list requested donations, click here. For a complete list of Dropbox locations, click here. 

About Vaccines

measles-child-image-250-250Vaccines are safe, effective, and save Lives. Find information here for parents and adults, as well as information and answers for those who aren’t sure about vaccinating.

Más sobre Vacunas

 Why vaccines are important in 48 seconds



  Proposed Ordinance Changes

Please see the Environmental Health main page for draft proposals concerning the revision to Articles I, II, III, IV and V 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


 Residential recycling

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

Diabetes Education, Classes, and Wellness Screening

  Regularly scheduled wellness screenings are held the first Wednesday of each month. Additional screenings are scheduled at locations throughout McHenry County. Click here to register online. More 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. More information is available by calling 815-334-4531.

 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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