Welcome to our website!
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:
- 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.
For proposed changes to Article VI, Animal Control, click here.
Comments may be submitted via email to: Health@McHenryCountyil.gov. 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.
The Health Department will be offering Fluarix Quadrivalent (mercury free) flu shots this year. The cost is $35.00 (cash or check). Medicare, and Medicaid is also accepted (you must show your card, Medicare must be the newest version).
Influenza-like illness (ILI) activity in McHenry County is currently estimated to be low. To see the latest flu surveillance report, click here.
Operation Drop Box September 9th to October 21st
Rabies & Microchip Clinic
- Residential electronic recycling event on October 19.
- Document destruction event on October 26
- Latex paint recycling event on November 2
- For additional 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
Mental Health Resources
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.
- Board of Health
- TB Board
- Retail Food Advisory Committee
- Environmental Health Advisory Committee
- Solid Waste Advisory Committee