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Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus - Sterling IL

A deceased bird collected near Sterling IL has tested positive for West Nile virus...
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WCHD Expansion Construction Begins; Patient Parking Changes Coming Soon

WCHD is Excited to Announce New Construction; Changes to Patient Parking Coming Soon...
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We're Hiring!

Our mission is to enable needs and resources to come together to improve the health of the communities we serve. Being a team member of the Whiteside County Health Department/Whiteside County Community Health Clinic means becoming something bigger, it's an opportunity to be your personal best every day! We hire passionate people and invest in their futures, allowing for growth both professionally and personally. Dream jobs do come true! Be sure to check out our Careers page for more information on job postings.
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Whiteside County Health Department and Community Health Clinic Mark the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

The Whiteside County Health Department and Community Health Clinic mark May 11th, the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency...
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Whiteside County Environmental Office Moves to Rock Falls Location

October 27, 2022 -  This week, the Whiteside County Environmental Health Office moved from the Morrison Office...
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WCHD to Begin Offering Bivalent Booster Doses

The Whiteside County Health Department (WCHD) will begin offering updated Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 Bivalent Booster doses Tomorrow (9/13/22). Bivalent boosters replace all previously approved boosters and are the only currently approved boosters for individuals 12 and older...
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Monkeypox Virus (MPV) Vaccine Not Yet Available in Whiteside County

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IDPH: City, State public health officials confirm first probable case of monkeypox virus in Illinois

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IDPH: Changeover from COVID-19 Individual Contact Tracing Calls to "Automated Case Notification" Begins June 1

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About Our Mission...

Whiteside County Health Department (WCHD), established in 1966, has developed into a full service comprehensive agency with approximately 130 employees. Not only does the WCHD deliver the traditional public health services like environmental, immunizations, infectious disease, and maternal/child health, but it also provides primary and preventative medical, dental and behavioral health services, as well as oral surgery, through a federally funded community health center. WCHD also oversees the county’s mandated Animal Control Department.

The Whiteside County Community Health Clinic (WCCHC) was established in 2006 in response to a lack of access to medical, dental and behavioral health care in our community. It is a federally funded clinic that provides services on a sliding fee and no patient will be denied services based on a person's race, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or inability to pay. Besides providing services to the self-pay patient, WCCHC accepts Children's Health Insurance Programs, Medicaid, Medicare and third party insurance payments. 

WCHD has three primary locations: the main Rock Falls facility which houses the environmental health and maternal/child health programs, along with the Community Health Clinic, the Animal Control facility which is located in the Rock Falls industrial park, and behavioral health services at Sterling High School.  In June 2021, the WCHD purchased a Mobile Unit that is fully handicap accessible. The Mobile Unit is equipped with two medical exam rooms, laboratory, restrooms, and a waiting area. This new piece of equipment is being used for school and sports physicals.  Funding for WCHD comes from a variety of sources including grants from both the state and federal governments, fee for services, and Whiteside County taxes.

- Cheryl Lee, CEO



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