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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  


Visit MCDH's COVID-19 page for information on Coronavirus Disease 2019.



FAQ - MCDH Coronavirus (Last Updated: 2/25/2020)


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 high (defined as peak ILI activity). To see the latest flu surveillance report, click here.


State of Addiction Address 2020 Handout - Annual Trends in Substance Use

Please click here to access the Annual Trends in Substance Use Handout created by the McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) Opioid Surveillance and Response (OSR) Program for the 2020 State of Addiction Address.

For recycling times and locations, click here.  

Battery Recycling  
Christmas Tree Recycling Locations  
Christmas Light Recycling

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!


2020 School Health Professionals Symposium

Registration for the Symposium being held on 2/28/2020 is now open!  Click the links for registration forms and event parking information.  

 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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