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The Public Health Division in the Community Development
Department is responsible for all code enforcement
activities related to sanitation and health concerns. The
Health Division oversees inspections of all food service
The Board of Health, established by Municipal Code, meets every other month at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room, 1st Floor, Village Hall. They are responsible for the general supervision of the health interests of the residents of the Village of Wheeling. By cooperating with and promoting the enforcement of Federal, State, County, and Village regulations related to sanitation and health, they are seeking to control the spread of communicable disease and the promotion of general health.
On the second Wednesday of the months
of March, July and November, the Village holds a blood
drive to collect blood that goes on to serve areas
hospitals. Life Source Blood Services operates a blood
drive which is held currently at Village Hall, 1st Floor,
2 Community Boulevard, Wheeling, IL from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
The next Blood Drive is scheduled for
Wednesday, July 8, 2015.
Appointments are greatly appreciated for our blood drive. To schedule an appointment, please call Beverly Slaby at 847-499-9045 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be door prizes of gift certificates from Wheeling Restaurants. Please donate to help save lives. Walk-ins are always welcomed!
Before coming out to the
drive, be certain that you eat a solid breakfast and lunch
during the day. Also drink plenty of non-caffeinated
beverages as well. It has been recommended that by
drinking plenty of water in the days leading to the drive
that veins become fuller and make the blood donation
process easier. Please bring a valid I.D. with you.
Medical SHARPS Disposal Program
The Prescription Drug and Sharps Disposal Program is held every third
(3rd) Saturday of each month from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. The drop off
location is located at the Main Police Department Entrance, located at 1
Community Boulevard, Wheeling, IL. For more information contact Beverly
New sharps containers are available through the Community Development Department Health Division, located at 2 Community Blvd. You can also get a new container when you drop off your full sharps container.
At the same time as the medication drop off, the following will be accepted for recycling:
Household batteries: AA, AAA, C, D, 9V. Tape ends of rechargeable batteries.
Eye glasses including all frames and sunglasses.
A new secure drop-off collection container has been placed in the main lobby of Wheeling Fire Station 24, 499 S. Milwaukee Avenue. This collection container is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The collection container requires all sharps to be contained in a one-quart sharps box; no loose sharps are permitted. Boxes are also available, free of charge, immediately adjacent to the sharps collection container. This program is a joint project of the Village of Wheeling and Waste Management Corporation. If you have questions regarding the Fire Station sharps drop-off program, please call 847.459.2662
West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause
encephalitis (an inflammation of the brain) in people.
Most people who are infected by this virus will experience
no symptoms. Mild cases of encephalitis are detectable by
slight fever or headache, while more severe cases
incidents are marked by rapid onset of fever, with
headaches, body aches, disorientation, tremors and
convulsions. The most serious cases may result in
More information about West Nile Virus is available through the Health Officer at the Village of Wheeling: 847-499-9045.
The Village of Wheeling Public Health Division, in
order to provide clean and sanitary food service
establishments for all residents and consumers, conducts
routine health and sanitation inspections of all food
service and retail food store establishments through out
A Construction Guide for New Food Service Establishments is available for download by clicking here.
As of December 31, 2014, all food handlers working in restaurants are required to have food handler training, unless they already have a valid Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification. A food employee or food handler is defined to be any individual working with unpackaged food, food equipment or utensils or food contact surfaces.
All food service employees fall under that category.
All current employees must obtain training as soon as possible. New employees must obtain training within 30 days of hire. Food handlers must renew their accreditation every 3 years.
The food handler course is available on line. The course must be ANSI accredited and approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Food, Drugs and Dairies. Serve Safe and the National Restaurant Association offers training online.
A list of food handler courses with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval can be found on the ANSI website by clicking here.
A copy of the training certificate must be kept at the food service establishment. Health inspectors will be checking the certificates during routine inspections. We recommend that owners or managers provide a binder for training certificates for easy access and review along with a current list of employees.
Contact Health Officer Beverly Slaby at email@example.com or 847-499-9045 if you have any questions.
Temporary food service establishments operate periodically throughout the year. The facilities are also issued permits and get inspected during the event. A temporary food service establishment operates at a fixed location for a period of time of not more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration. Every temporary food service establishment shall be inspected prior to the start of the operation.
The Village of
Wheeling Health Officials are: