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The Winnebago County Health Department is observing the holiday on Monday, October 11, 2021. To contact the Winnebago County Health Department about a public health emergency, including a COVID-19 positive case, please call 815-720-4000. For any other issue including to make or change an appointment, please call back during our regular business hours starting Tuesday, October 11, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.


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Download this Lyme Disease Card for tips on prevention and identification of Lyme Disease and infoarmtion on how to remove a tick. For more information on ticks, visit the IDPH webpage here.

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PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE Coming To The Winnebago County Health Department. Call 815-720-4000 to make an appointment.


The Winnebago County Health Department continues to provide services by appointment and alternative methods of delivery. When coming to WCHD, please wear your mask and go directly to the service location. Do not come to WCHD if you have symptoms of COVID-19, go to a community based testing site. (Click here for testing site locations). All WIC services will continue to be provided curbside at this time. To contact the Winnebago County Health Department for an appointment, call 815-720-4000. For questions about COVID-19, call 815-319-6705. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to serve you, while also responding to the COVID-19 to protect the safety and health of our community.


To report a disease or infection during business hours please call 815-720-4050.

To report an environmental health concern call 815-720-4100 or complete the online form.

WCHD offers a variety of trainings. Currently, WCHD is focused on training the whole community on how to provide naloxone to save a life. WCHD is also looking to train food and beverage establishments on the new food code.

  • Naloxone Training
  • Food Code Training

     To contact the Winnebago County Health Department after hours about a public health emergency, please call 815-720-4000.

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