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We need volunteers to help with the COVID-19 response. Learn more or join the Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) by clicking here.

Rockton Chemical Fire

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Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Bus

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COVID-19 Vaccine

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Registration for COVID-19 Vaccine is open to all 12 years and older.

COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduled Walk-In Hours

Location: Community Vaccination Site located at the former K-Mart, 1321 Sandy Hollow Rd., Rockford, Illinois.
  • Tuesdays:  2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays:  12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Last day at this site is open is June 11, 2021.

COVID-19 Hotline

For general questions about COVID-19, please call the Illinois Department of Public Health at 1-800-889-3931 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For questions about COVID-19 specific to Winnebago County, please call 1-815-319-6705.

COVID-19 Testing

Click here for information on were to get a COVID-19 test.

Phase  5
(Started Friday, June 11)

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 June 26 Tire Drive

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As an Illinois resident, if you’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19 or are about to get vaccinated for COVID-19, you’re automatically entered in for a chance at part of our $10 million vaccine sweepstakes. Let’s go all in for the win. To find our more click here.




Disaster Proclamation

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Health Inspections

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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.

  CLICK HERE to access the Mental Health Behavioral Survey.