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.


After hours contact information is on the main phone line at 815-720-4000.

Free Flu Shot Clinics on October 21 and 22.


Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Information - CDC

Illinois Department of Public Health - Ebola Information
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  
  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

West Nile Virus News Releases

Winnebago County Health Department Reports First Bird Positive with West Nile Virus
in Winnebago for 2014
Winnebago County Health Department Reports First Mosquito Pool Positive For West Nile Virus


Employer Health Cost Revolution Seminar 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 
7:30 - 10:30 am
University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford
1601 Parkview Road, Rockford, Illinois

Cost is $50 per person
Register at or by calling (815) 395-5701 by 9/15/14

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

Dr. Sandra Martell Named New Public Health Administrator for the Winnebago County Health Department  - Dr. Martell will start as the Winnebago County Health Department Public Health Administrator on Monday, September 8, 2014



Illinois Kids Count 2014 Press Release and Report 
Winnebago County / Illinois Data