Reporting Diseases and Conditions
Click here for the list of reportable diseases and conditions in Illinois. The Winnebago County Health Department depends on these disease reports to help protect the public’s health and to help provide guidance to those impacted by the disease or condition.
Immediately reportable disease must be reported as soon as possible and no longer than 3 hours. Some diseases or conditions are notifiable within 24 hours. All other reportable diseases and conditions must be reported within 7 days.
To report a disease or condition, call the Winnebago County Health Department at 815-720-4050.
Disease reporting is an essential component in keeping our community healthy. Reports can be completed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling (815)720-4050. Disease reports may also be faxed to our confidential fax line at (815) 962-5161.
The Winnebago County Health Department works to protect the health of all Winnebago County residents and visitors. WCHD monitors for public health concerns through surveillance and investigation. Health Alert are the way WCHD notifies our healthcare community and partners of time-sensitive public health concerns.
Health Alerts posted to this page are written for healthcare providers and not intended to be for the general public.
- November 3, 2022 – WCHD Health Alert – Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV) in Adults
- October 24, 2022 – WCHD Health Alert – MDR Salmonella Newport
- July 14, 2022 – WCHD Health Alert – Monkeypox Exposure Risk
- April 27, 2022 – WCHD Health Alert – Three Potential Cases of Severe Hepatitis in Illinois Children
- April 6, 2022 – WCHD Health Alert – Norovirus Iliness Linked to Raw Oysters
- February 25, 2022 – WCHD Health Alert – Increase in Viral Acute Gastroenteritis Outbreaks
Current Health Concerns
Data & Reports
WCHD monitors and reports on a disease and conditions that could impact the public’s health. Click here to view the data & charts page for information on current surveillance and trends.
Guidance For Healthcare Providers
Referrals To WCHD
The Winnebago County Health Department can help to support residents in many ways. Link you patients to appropriate services to help improve their health.
- Wisewoman for heart healthy lifestyles for women
- Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment support through the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
- igrow for child development and school readiness for families of children under 5
- Pregnancy support through the Better Birth Outcomes program
- Quitline Connection to support for quitting smoking or vaping.
- WIC – Supplemental nutrition
- Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Reporting System (APORS) infant follow-up – Contact the Center for Personal Health Services
- Drug Overdose Prevention Program – Contact the Center for Health Promotion and Wellness
- Ryan White – Case Management
- Tuberculosis Treatment – Contact the Center for Personal Health Services
- High Lead Blood Levels – Contact the Center for Personal Health Services
- Housing Accessibility – Contact the Center for Environmental Health Services