Our Community Health
Division offers many services
Communicable Disease Reporting and
Investigation - All communicable and infectious disease
cases must be reported to the Health Department. Our Communicable
Disease Division is responsible for tracking and follow-up of any
outbreaks or unusual cases.
Animal Bites and Follow-Up - Cat and
dog bites and exposure from all other animals are to be reported to the
Communicable Disease Division for follow-up and investigation.
Flu and Pneumonia Immunizations -
During the months of October and November, we conduct flu and pneumonia
clinics throughout Hancock County. Call for times and locations.
International Travel Vaccine Information
- We provide the latest information regarding required immunizations,
health requirements, and health hints for those traveling outside the
Sexually Transmitted Diseases -
Confidential testing and counseling is available for all STD's,
including HIV. Educational material is also available.
Infectious Disease Education -
Educational materials are available for infectious diseases.
||Car Seat Program - A
proper car seat can be provided to a family that does not have the
financial means to purchase a seat. A
donation of $20 is required.
Parents, grandparents and caretakers can also get a free car seat check
to insure that their seat is installed safely. For more information,
contact Melita at 217-357-2171 ext. 114 Monday-Thursday. Melita is a
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.
|The Smokefree Illinois Act
- As of January 1, 2008, the Smokefree Illinois Act requires that
public places and places of employment must be completely smokefree
inside and within 15 feet from entrances, exits, windows that open and
submit complaints go to www.idph.state.il.us/smokefree/complaints.htm
The Illinois Tobacco Quitline is a free resource
for tobacco users who want to quit for good. 1-866-784-8937 Nicotine
Replacement Therapy patches are available up to six weeks for those
with limited or no insurance if the person calls weekly.