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Make a difference and a real impact on those in our community with the greatest need.

As the largest human service provider in Lake County, we believe that services must be available without barriers.  No residents are turned away due to the inability to pay.  We also believe in providing services in an environment of mutual respect, free of discrimination or bias. Whether assuring accessible and effective care, impacting policy, or assessing and monitoring risks, the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center has been an essential part of the public health system in Lake County for 60 years.

Our mission

Promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County.

Our vision

Healthy Choices. Healthier People. Healthiest Communities.

Career Opportunities

We are looking for passionate, qualified team members, who can help make a difference in our agency, and most importantly, in our community.

We employ nearly 1,000 dedicated employees in a wide variety of specialties, including:




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Note: At this time, you must reside in either Illinois or Wisconsin to work for the Lake County Health Department.

Diversity is who we are and what we do.


The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is proud to employ a diverse workforce of dedicated individuals.

80% of our employees are female, and 50% are racial minorities.  We are a multi-generational workforce, with employees from 19 to 79 years old, and experience from 0 to 43 years.

We are committed to cultivating an inclusive culture that values diversity of thought and collaboration, enabling each employee to perform at their maximum potential and to more effectively work with clients, patients and employees.

We support and require that patient care, client care, and overall customer service be provided in a culturally competent and ethnically sensitive manner.  


Our benefits package is available to full-time Health Department employees. Part-time employees (20+ hours) may be eligible on a pro-rated basis for the benefits listed.

  • Medical
  • Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Employee immunizations
  • Health and dependent care savings
  • Life insurance
  • Voluntary insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Employee assistance program
  • Retirement
  • Paid time off
  • Pet insurance
  • Home and auto insurance
  • Work/life balance
  • Wellness program
  • Employee discount mall

Questions? Call us at (847) 377-8000 or email [email protected].

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.