Winnebago County Health Department


As your health department, we offer a variety of wellness and
environmental health services to all Winnebago County residents.
For your good health and that of our community, we provide numerous programs focused
on wellness promotion throughout each life stage, injury and violence prevention,
disease prevention, disaster preparedness and response,;and environmental safety.



Free Flu Shot Clinics on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 and Thursday, October 23, 2014
On Tuesday, October 21 and Thursday, October 23, free flu shots will be offered to adults 18-64 if they have no health insurance, are unemployed, or otherwise cannot afford a shot. No proof of identification is needed.
Tuesday, October 21
Boone County: Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry, 200 5th Street Capron, IL (8:00am-12noon)
Thursday, October 23
Winnebago County: 

   Rock River Food Pantry, 421 South Rockton Avenue, Rockford, IL (1pm-4pm)
   Shelter Care Ministries, 412 North Church Street, Rockford, IL (9am-12noon)
   St. Elizabeth Center, 1536 South Main Street, Rockford, IL (1pm-4pm)
   St. Bridget Food Pantry, 600 Clifford Avenue, Rockford, IL (8am-12noon)
   Carpenter's Place,1149 Railroad Avenue, Rockford, IL (8:00am-12noon)
   Rockford Rescue Mission, 715 West State Street, Rockford, IL (8:00am-12noon)

Boone County: Salvation Army, 422 South Main Street, Belvidere, IL  (8:00 am-12noon)
Dekalb County: Salvation Army, 830 Grove Street, Dekalb, IL (9:00am - 12noon) and (5pm-7pm)
Lee County: McReynolds Tower, 1000 Washington Avenue, Dixon, IL (9am-12noon)
Ogle County: First General Baptist Church 500 South 12th Street, Rochelle, IL (8:00am-12noon)
Stephenson County: Salvation Army Church Co-Op, 106 West Exchange Street, Freeport, IL (8:00am-12noon)
Whiteside County: Whiteside County Health Department, 1300 West 2nd Street, Rock Falls, IL (8:00am-12noon)

In addition to flu shots, glucose and blood pressure screening will be offered at the Boone, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago County sites.

For more informationon the clinics, call Sue Fuller at (815) 720-4213, or visit


Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Information - CDC

Illinois Department of Public Health Ebola Webpage

Illinois Department of Public Health
The Illinois Department of Public Health has opened an Ebola Hotline to answer residents' questions about Ebola 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The hotline number to call is 800-889-3931. Managed by staff from the Illinois Poison Center, hotline operators are able to provide timely information on Ebola, and the State's response. Residents can call any time with questions such as how Ebola is spread, who is at risk of being infected, when should someone go to the doctor, what hospitals and local health departments are doing to identify and control possible Ebola infections and other frequently asked questions.

  Illinois Department of Public Health Statement:Reassures Illinoisans After First Ebola Case Confirmed in the U.S.  

Winnebago County Health Department 
  Winnebago County Health Department - Ebola Fact Sheet 
  Winnebago County Health Department Press Statement on Disease Investigations (10/14/2014)
  Winnebago County Health Department Press Statement on Ebola  
  Winnebago County Reportable Disease Poster 

For more information on Ebola contact the Winnebago County Health Department's Communicable Disease Department   during normal business business hours at 815-720-4050.

 Enterovirus Information

Winnebago County Health Department - Health Alert 9/11/14

Winnebago County Health Department Enterovirus Fact Sheet

Community Sees Increase in Children with Rhinovirus 

Enterovirus D68 - CDC 

Entrerovirus News Release and FAQ's - Illinois Department of Public Health




Raw Milk Information

 Raw Milk Fact Sheet


Illinois Medical Cannabis Program - Information Resources
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Medical Cannabis
535 West Jefferson Street, Springfield, Illinois  62761-0001
Toll-free: (855) 636-3688 
Websites:, or
Frequently Asked Questions

Winnebago County Receives Gold Recognition by the Illinois Department of Public Health "Illinois Healthy Worksite Designation"

 After Hours Emergency Contact
To contact the Winnebago County Health Department after hours for please call 815-720-4000.