​​​About Kane County Health Department​

Welcome to the Kane County Health Department’s web site.
Our vision, mission and core values below, along with the 10 Essential Services of Public Health, guide us in our efforts to serve you.

The Health Department was formed in 1985 by resolution of the Kane County Board. 
The Kane County Health Department annual operating budget is $5,419,848 and it has 70 full-time employees. ​

Phone: (630) 208-3801 | Email: askus@co.kane.il.us

Kane County Health Department provides services from its two locations:

Health Dept. Building
Aurora 1240 N. Highland Ave., Aurora, IL 60506 Aurora Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM 

Elgin 1750 Grandstand Place, Elgin, IL 60123 Elgin Hours: Tuesdays, 9 AM to 12 Noon. All other hours by appointment. 

The Department is organized into three divisions:
  • The Division of Health Promotion
  • The Division of Disease Prevention and
  • The Division of Community Health Resources
   Visit our Contact Us​ page for information about our staff. 

To learn more about what Public Health is, visit the website thisispublichealth.org​.

Our Vision

Healthy Kane 2030 Vision: Kane County residents are the healthiest in Illinois. 

Our Mission
Promote, protect and advocate for health and wellness in the community.

Our Core Values

We are committed to:
Service - providing services to the individuals, families, businesses and communities of Kane County in a manner that always exceeds their expectations and contributes to good health… 
Respect - basing all of our interactions with our clients/customers, partners and co-workers on the highest regard for each individual… 
Trust -honoring the public’s trust and acting with integrity to sustain and build that relationship… 
Quality  - providing our highest and best efforts in every aspect of our work and seeking ways to innovate and improve… 
Teamwork - sustaining a commitment to work together to overcome obstacles and achieve our mission. 

Health Department Milestones

10 Essentials of Public Health

1. Monitor health status and understand health issues facing the community.
2. Protect people from health problems and health hazards.
3. Give people the information they need to make healthy choices.
4. Engage the community to identify and solve health problems.
5. Develop public health policies and plans.
6. Enforce public health laws and regulations.
7. Help people receive health services.
8. Maintain a competent public health workforce.
9. Evaluate and improve programs and interventions.
10. Contribute to and apply the evidence base of public health.