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.




Holiday Department Closure
The Winnebago County Health Department will be closed on Monday, September 1,2014 for the Labor Day Holiday. The Department will re-open on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 8:00 AM.


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 

 Summertime Safety Tips

Summertime Safety - CDC 
Extreme Heat and Your Health - CDC
Summer and Vacations (Food Safety) -

Ideas for a Healthier Summer - CDC 
Summer - No Sweat (Summer Survival Guide) - IDPH 

Winnebago County Health Department Summer News Releases / Fact Sheets
2014 Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Fact Sheet 
2014 How To Prevent Foodborne Illnesses in the Summer
2014 West Nile Virus Season 
2014 Pollen Count Season 

Illinois Department of Public Health News Release 
Illinois' Top Doc Issues Five Health Tips for the State Fair and Other Festivals
2014 Fourth of July Summer Safety Health Tips



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



*Attention Environmental Health E-Pay Customers.  As of Thursday, November 7, 2013 all Environmental Health on-line application forms are temporarily not available on E-Pay. Electronic payments may still be made though for Loan Inspections on E-Pay. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We will keep you posted as to when the forms will be electronically operational. Loan Inspection forms are available under Environmental Services (Forms) or you may click here to go to the page.