A Nationally Accredited Health Department Since 2017

If you’re looking for records or documents held by the Winnebago County Health Department, you can submit an Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

All FOIA requests should be submitted to the designated FOIA officer(s) for the Winnebago County Health Department. In compliance with the FOIA Act, notice is hereby given that the designated WCHD FOIA officer(s) are: Ryan Kerch and Lavinia Coleman.

All requests for information regarding WCHD under FOIA should be directed to the FOIA officers by submitting a FOIA request.

Submit A FOIA Request during business hours Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm by:


Emailing this form to foia@publichealth.wincoil.gov

Download FOIA Request Form


Mailing this form to:

Winnebago County Health Department: Attention FOIA Officer
PO Box 4009
Rockford, IL 61110-0509

Download FOIA Request Form

In Person

Winnebago County Health Department 
Administration 203
555 N Court Street
Rockford, IL 61103

A response to the FOIA request will be provided to the requestor within five (5) business days from the day the office receives the request. Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays are not counted in the computation of the 5 day response period.

Requests received by mail will be considered received on the business day the mail is received by the office. If a request is sent by e-mail during business hours on a business day, it will be considered being received on that day. If the e-mail is sent after business hours or on a non-business day, it will be considered received on the next business day.

The Winnebago County Health Department maintains the right to charge fees for FOIA requests if the request exceeds 50 pages, over 8 hours of personnel time are required to produce the document, and/or fees are obtaining in retrieving and transporting public records off-site. Click here to learn more about potential fees in section Sec. 6. Authority to charge fees in the FOIA Act.

Any questions regarding this notice may be referred to Ryan Kerch, Lead FOIA Officer at 815-720-4347, or by email at foia@publichealth.wincoil.gov