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Winnebago County Health Department 3-in-1 location now open

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Public Health Director Mike Bacon talks about the new 3-in-1 location for the Winnebago County Health Department's satellite services Public Health Director Mike Bacon talks about the new 3-in-1 location for the Winnebago County Health Department's satellite services
ROCKFORD (WREX) -

The Winnebago County Health Department shows off a major consolidation project.

That project squeezed 3 satellite locations into the old City Plaza building on Court Street in Rockford.  It's the same square footage of the 3 places it's replacing, but the head of the health department says it's really about streamlining services.

"I think it is going to bring far more impact in terms of health outcomes, be far more efficient in terms of client time, and should over time allow us to serve more clients with the same staff," says Public Health Director Mike Bacon.

Winnebago County sold about $4 million in bonds to buy the building and remodel it.  The health department pays rent to the county.

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