A Nationally Accredited Health Department Since 2017

If you are someone living with HIV, WCHD’s client-centered services can link you with healthcare and other available resources, empowering you to lead a healthy and independent life. Winnebago County’s Northwest Connect Services, also known as the Ryan White program, works to assist those living with HIV.

Find HIV Help

Call WCHD at 815-720-4050 and ask to speak to a case manager.

Who Can Get HIV Services

You can get HIV care and support services if:

  • You are diagnosed with HIV or AIDS 
  • You live in Northern Illinois

When you go for services, a case manager can help you:

  • Connect with a medical provider
  • Understand what services you may be eligible for
  • Apply for healthcare coverage 
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Partner Services

WCHD now provides PREP, a once a day pill that helps prevent the spread of HIV.