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.
To better serve our clients, travel consultations, blood screenings, and adult immunizations will merge with the fourth floor clinic area on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The new appointment line for these clinical services is 815-720-4370.Please see flyer for additional details.
National Public Health Week / Month 2015 - Healthiest Nation 2030
Winnebago County Health Department - 2015 Public Health Week / Month News Release
Monday, April 6, 2015 - Illinois Department of Public Health Director, Dr. Nirav Shah, will visit the Winnebago County Health Department for a "Community Public Health Roundtable Discussion - Healthy Illinois Communities". Media Advisory
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - Free Seminar on Health and Wellness / Starting from Zip: Why Place Matters
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - The Winnebago County Board Chairman, Scott Christiansen, will present the Winnebago County Health Department staff a proclamation for their contributions to the field of Public Health.
Friday, April 10, 2015 - Annual Teen Summit - "I'm About THAT Life-The Remix"
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: http://www.aaaai.org/global/nab-pollen-counts/midwest-region.aspx. Thank you.
On Saturday, March 28, 2015 the Winnebago County Health Department will hold a free tire recycling drive for Winnebago County homeowners.To read the news release on this event follow this link. Registration is now closed for this event.
Measles starts with a fever. Soon after, it causes a cough, runny nose, and red eyes. Then a rash of tiny, red spots breaks out.
It starts at the head and spreads to the rest of the body. The rash can last for a week, and coughing can last for 10 days.
Children younger than 5 years of age and adults older than 20 years of age are at high risk of getting a serious
case of measles.
Measles Fact Sheet - CDC
Information on Measles - CDC
Information on Measles Cases - Cook County Department of Public Health
New 2/5/2015 Illinois Department of Public Health / Winnebago County Health Department - Measles Health Alert
On Wednesday, February 4, 2015 the Rockford Health Council released the 2014 Community Health Study. This study is designed to provide local health systems and community organizations with data to support reporting of community health needs, as well as support decision making regarding initiatives and efforts. To view the entire study please visit the Rockford Health Council 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.