​​​​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. 

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. 

10 Essential Public Health Services (updated 2020)

1. Assess and monitor population health status, factors that influence health, and community needs and assets
2. Investigate, diagnose, and address health problems and hazards affecting the population
3.​ Communicate effectively to inform and educate people about health, factors that influence it, and how to improve it
4. Strengthen, support, and mobilize  communities and partnerships to improve health
5. Create, champion, and implement policies, plans, and laws that impact health
6. Utilize legal and regulatory actions designed to improve and protect the public's health
7. Assure an effective system that enables equitable access to the individual services and care needed to be healthy
8. Build and support a diverse and skilled public health workforce
9. Improve and innovate public health functions through ongoing evaluation, research, and continuous quality improvement
10. Build and maintain a strong organizational infrastructure for public health​