X
GO
New Will County Health Department building is ready to serve
Anastasia Tuskey
/ Categories: News, Press Releases, Home Page

New Will County Health Department building is ready to serve

County Executive Winfrey & Executive Director Sue Olenek highlight building’s features

Will County’s new Health Department building is filled with state of the art equipment and services to continue its mission to protect the public health of the county. Recently, County Executive Denise Winfrey was treated to a personal tour from Executive Director Sue Olenek.

“This building has been a long time coming,” said County Executive Winfrey. “Our health department has offered superior service for many years. This new building will provide a quality workspace for our employees and allow them to continue these services well into the future as our population is anticipated to top one million very soon.”

The new two-story, 73,000 square feet building is located on the Public Health Complex and offers important services such as the WIC program, immunizations, environmental services, behavioral health, and family health. Contact tracing related to the COVID-19 pandemic is a new responsibility of the health department and has its own designated area to complete this important work. Each department has ample space for employees to serve the residents in a professional and courteous manner. The health department was previously housed in the TB sanatorium building that was built in 1920 and had far surpassed its useful life.

“The staff worked very hard to maintain quality public health services to the residents and business owners for many years in challenging conditions,” Olenek said. “We are very proud of this building that gives us the space and equipment to continue our successful programs.”

Annually, the health department administers more than 6,000 vaccines to 3,600+ clients. The Food Facilities Program issues more than 10,000 food service permits each year and nearly 7,000 residents receive monthly benefits from the WIC program. The department also operates locations in Monee and Bolingbrook to bring these services to other parts of the county. Currently, the staff has modified the delivery methods of these and other important services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are fortunate to have this state of the art facility and the wonderful, talented staff for our health department,” Winfrey said. “A healthy county is a prosperous county.”

Plans to host an official grand opening are on hold due to the current public health crisis. For information about the health department and its services, visit the website: https://willcountyhealth.org/
Previous Article Annual book collection event at Pilcher Park cancelled
Next Article Will County Recorder Reminds Citizens of Property Fraud Alert Service
Print
1212

Documents to download

Anastasia TuskeyAnastasia Tuskey

Communications Director

Other posts by Anastasia Tuskey

Contact author

x
Press Contacts

Anastasia Tuskey
Communications Director
Ph: 815-740-8376

Tammy Reiher
Public Information Officer
Ph: 815-774-7485

«March 2021»
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
28123
Will County Executive Bertino-Tarrant encourages residents to seek help for mental health challenges during COVID-19 pandemic

Will County Executive Bertino-Tarrant encourages residents to seek help for mental health challenges during COVID-19 pandemic

The impact of the pandemic on social determinants of health, such as employment, income levels, and housing and food security has led to a growing concern regarding the long-term impact on mental health. These factors are also leading to new barriers for people already suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders. During the pandemic, four in 10 adults in the U.S. reported symptoms of anxiety or depression.
Read more
456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031123
45678910

Tags

100th birthday 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Passport event 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System Board acting Chief Judge David Carlson adult detention affordable agricultural Alison.com All Nations Church of God in Christ Alzheimer's walk America Recycles Day American Legion Post 1080 American Recycles Day American Rescue Plan Animal Control appointments Arsenal Road assistance bars BBQ luncheon Becky Haldorson behavioral health bertino tarrant Bertino-Tarrant boards Bolingbrook Park District bonds book event book recycling book recycling and reuse event book reuse and recycling Brayden Caraynoff-Haber Bruce Gould businesses call center career Caroline Portlock cash reserves CBS 2 Chicago CDC census certification Charlotte Mather chicago Street children's Citizen Utility Board Citizens Utility Board city closings Clothes 4 Work CMAP ComEd commissions Community Development of Block Grant community health computers Congressman Foster contact tracing cooling centers coronavirus cost savings council county county board chairs county departments County Executive Denise Winfrey County Executive Larry Walsh county government County Office Building covid covid-19 COVID-19 crisis COVID-19 vaccination covid-19 vaccine C-Pace cultural Curt Paddock Danette Krieger David Dubois Deborah Alexander Deirdre Manigo Denise Winfrey dental Diane Brozman digital safety Director Curt Paddock disorder distressed Dr. L.P. Schild drainage district drive-through job fair early voting Earth Day Earth Flag Awards Eastside Green House economic development Eden Community Garden electronic recycling electronics recycling EMA agency Emergency Management Agency employment energy conservation energy efficiency Erin Kohl Ethics Adviser Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant extreme heat february federal fees financial savings fire protection district fiscal health flouride flu food bank forklift drivers Frankfort Township Friends of Sunny Hill funding future gardening Gertrude Hoover Gloria Dollinger green energy Green Team groundbreaking Harold Damron health Health Department healthcare heroin legislation forum hero helps addiction trea Historic Preservation Commission holiday holiday bazaar holiday gift show and luncheon holiday string lights holidays hospital Household Hazardous Waste HVAC IDPH Illinois Extension Service Illinois Recycling Foundation indoor dining indoor recreation industrial insulation interview James Ingram Janine Farrell Jason Holicky Jeff Hubrich Jennifer Bertino Tarrant JJC City Center Campus Joan O'Keefe job creation job fair job search jobs John Greuling John Ocansey Joliet Joliet Arsenal Development Advisory Board Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk Joliet Park District Joliet Slammers Joyce Parker Judge David Carlson Karen Sorbero Kathy Pecora Land Use Department Larry Walsh Lauren Staley Ferry Lewis University library lighting fixtures lincoln's birthday LInkedIn liquor license Madison Curran maintenance Margaret McDowell Marta Keane Marth Sojka mask material handlers mechanic medicaid Melissa Hemzacek Memorial Day mental health Meta Mueller Michael Hennessey Midwest Classics on 66 Museum Midwest Renewable Energy Association Mike Bell mitigations Mobile Workforce Center Monee Park District Monee Township Moody Investor Service mortgage assistance Moving Will County municipal museums Music and memory NACo National Hookup of Black Women National Recycling Coalition nctv 17 neuter/spay new year's day Nick Palmer non profit Northeastern Illinois opioids Organix Pam Rodriguez pandemic paper shredding Pastor Dwayne Barfield Penny Curran permits phase 4 Pilcher Park Pilcher Park Nature Center Plainfield United Methodist portal Prairie State Legal Services President Biden presidents day public building pumpkin composting Pumpkin Pitch quarantine rating recovery recreation Recyclepalooza recycling registration renewable natural gas renewals rent assistance reopen residential residents Resource Recovery and Energy Resource Recovery and Energy Division resources restaurants restore illinois resume Resume Gallery Rethink Water campaign ribbon rng plant Rolonda Mitchell Roy Strong rural historic structures safety Samantha Bluemer Savers Savers. WJOL schedule school bus driver school garden Scott Slocum security officers Seeds of Change Grant Program Senior Services Center seniors Sharefest sick sign language skills small business grants social events solar solar group buy Solarize Chicagoland spay Spirit of Community Caring Award St. Vincent DePaul Standard and Poor's stay home substance use Substance Use Initiatives suicide Sunny Hill Nursing Home Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County Susan Flessner Susan Olenek swimming pools taxpayers Ted Slowik testing textile collection textile recycling The Daily Southtown The Friends of Sunny Hill Inc. thermal Three Rivers Association of Realtors tier 1 Tim Anderson tire collection Todd Fonfara training transportation treatment union labor update USAgain vaccinations vaccine veterans Veterans Day veterinarian virtual vision and hearing screening vow renewal warming centers Warren-Sharpe Community Center Washington Township Wayne Breitbarth We Will Grow Garden Program weather related closings West Nile Virus will Will County Will County Board Will County Center for Community Concerns Will County Clerk Will County Executive Will County Executive Denise Winfrey Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant Will County Executive Larry Walsh Will County Executive Larry Walsh Midwest Renewabl Will County Farm Bureau Will County Health Department Will County Historic Preservation Commission Will County Land Use Department Will County Office Building Will County Office Buildng Will County TB clinic Will County Veterans Affairs Commission Will County Workforce Center Will County Workforce Services Division William E. Young School WJOL Workforce Center of Will County Workforce Investment Board Workforce Services Division Workforce Services Division of Will County Workforce Services Division releases November work workshops xray Youth Provider Workshop