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.
The Winnebago County Health Department wants you to have a safe and healthy summer. Know the facts on how to stay safe in extreme heat conditions.
Winnebago County Health Department - Reminds Residents To Take Precautions During a Summer Heat Wave
Illinois Department of Public Health - Safety Tips for Heat
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Extreme Heat Prevention Guide
Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) - Keep Your Cool in the Hot Summer
National Weather Service - Beat the Heat Website
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - What is the Heat Index?
Winnebago & Boone County Cooling Centers
Summertime Health Tips
Winnebago County Health Department - Summer Fun Health Tips
Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) - Don't Get Burned
Summertime Food Safety Tips
Winnebago County Health Department - Summer Food Safety Brochure
USDA - Four Simple Steps to Food Safety Brochure - English
USDA - Four Simple Steps to Food Safety Brochure - Spanish
Illinois Department of Public Health - Safe Food Handling
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Prevention and Education - Food Safety
To better serve our clients, the Winnebago County Health Department has consolidated clinical services in one location. The new clinic is located on the fourth floor at Winnebago County Health Department's 555 North Court Street facility. The appointment line for the clinic is 815-720-4370. For additional details about available services, please see the attached flyer (English) and (Spanish), and power point presentation.
The Winnebago County Health Department is responsible for ensuring that all community residents including those with functional needs are prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster. It is our goal to assist you in the event of an evacuation emergency. The Functional needs Support Services (FNSS) Committee of Winnebago County is collecting information to assist in identifying those residents in our community that will need assistance in evacuation efforts. Your information is critical in helping us to prepare. The information you provide is voluntary and will be kept confidential. For more information and to fill out a form, please go to the Functional Needs Support Service Plan & Voluntary Registration Form link.
West Nile Virus
Personal Health and Safety Precautions During a Flood
Food-Borne Illness Complaints
Neighborhood Environmental Code Enforcement
Pollen Count Update
Beginning in 2015, the Winnebago County Health Department's Environmental Health Lab will no longer provide daily pollen counts for the Winnebago County area. However, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology's (AAAAI) National Allergy Bureau (NAB) provides accurate pollen counts and mold levels. Click on this link or go directly online to the Allergy Asthma & Immunology website.
Winnebago County Receives Gold Recognition by the Illinois Department of Public Health "Illinois Healthy Worksite Designation"
To contact the Winnebago County Health Department after hours, please call 815-720-4000.