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McHenry 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.
- TB control
- Chronic and Communicable disease control
- Hearing and vision screening for children
- STD/HIV testing and counseling
Community Wellness Screening
This is a non fasting cholesterol/glucose screening, blood pressure check, body composition and heart age. The cost of this screening is $25.00 and appointments are required.
There have been no reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease since July 1. Potential common sources of Legionella bacteria are being evaluated; however, the City of Crystal Lake’s potable (drinkable) water supply has not been implicated in this investigation. Commonly asked questions, including symptoms and possible Legionella bacteria sources are listed here.
Back to School Vaccines & Legionnaires' Disease Update
Jan Engelking, R.N., Communicable Disease Program Coordinator and Keri Zaleski, Community Information, join Stew Cohen for a STAR 105.5FM interview about back to school vaccinations and an update on this summer's Legionnaires' outbreak.
Health Department to Consolidate WIC and FCM Locations
Beginning July 20th, the WIC and FCM programs will discontinue services at the McHenry Community Health Center. Services will be available at existing locations in Crystal Lake, Woodstock, and Harvard. Office hours will be extended beginning in June at these locations. For questions, contact the WIC main office at 815-334-4505 or Family Case Management at 815-334-4510.
2018 Anti-Tobacco Media Design Contest Winners
Congratulations to the 1st place and 2nd place winners of the 14th Annual Anti-Tobacco Media Design Contest!
1st place winner: Pictured: Susan Karras, Director of Nursing; Jasmin Vilchis, contest winner; Joseph Gugle, Interim Public Health Administrator
1st place entry:
2nd place winner: Pictured: Patrick Enright, Richmond Burton High School Principal; Sarah Ames, runner up; Sunny Bengtson, MCDH representative
2nd place entry:
No Cost 6 Week Diabetes Self-Management Classes
Registration is open for Johnsburg (English speaking class), Crystal Lake (English speaking class, Marengo (English Speaking class), and Huntley (English speaking class).
8/1/2018 Johnsburg (English speaking class) 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
9/10/2018 Marengo (English speaking class) 9:30 am - Noon Registration deadline is August 31st.
9/19/2018 MCDH Crystal Lake (English speaking class) 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
10/2/2018 Huntley (English speaking class) 9:00 am - 11:30 am registration deadline is September 21st
- Board of Health
- TB Board
- Retail Food Advisory Committee
- Environmental Health Advisory Committee
- Solid Waste Advisory Committee
MCDH Main Office
2200 N. Seminary Ave.
Woodstock, IL 60098
After Hours: 815.344.7421
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