The Clark County Health Department’s purpose is to promote and protect the health of all Clark County residents.
Clark County Board chose eight citizens of Clark County to serve on the Clark County Board of Health. These Board of Health members are selected according to certain guidelines and expertise that they might offer and serve without compensation. Drawing upon their base of knowledge and expertise, the Board of Health offers guidance and advice towards the management of the health department.
We provide the following services:
Women, Infant & Children program is a federally funded supplemental food program for pregnant, postpartum, or nursing women, infants, and children under five years of age. Clients must meet income requirements and be at nutritional risk.
The Health Department provides child and adult immunizations. Children vaccines are available through the Vaccines for Children program. We also accept insurances for adult vaccines.
Family Case Management Program
This program assures early access to needed services for pregnant women and children through age 2.
Environmental Health Services
The scope of environmental health includes advising, consulting, and securing the elimination of environmental hazards in cooperation with other local, state, and federal agencies.
- issuing water well permits
- consulting and permits for private sewage systems
- food borne illness investigations
- screening/testing of water samples
- well inspections and surveys
- investigation of solid waste
- insect, rodent, and nuisance complaints
- restaurant and temporary food stand inspections
- emergency preparedness and response
- real estate transfer inspections of private water wells and septic systems
- West Nile Virus surveillance.
Health Department nurses provide a comprehensive assessment of the physical health of Clark County jail inmates on a bi-monthly basis.
The Health Department conducts Tuberculosis screening and coordinates treatment for persons confirmed with active Tuberculosis. Preventative services are provided for persons who have been exposed to Tuberculosis, but do not have an active disease.
Investigation and Control of Communicable and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The goal of the Communicable Disease program is to reduce illness and death from communicable disease in the community by identifying illness, investigating causes, and recommending actions to prevent transmission and spread.
Staff provides referrals to the Illinois Tobacco Quit Line (1-866-784-8937). Participants in this counseling program may be eligible to receive assistance with cessation aids.
Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Reporting System Program
Nursing staff visits the homes of all high-risk and premature Clark County infants to provide Case Management services, which include monitoring development and providing referrals for medical evaluation when needed.
The Health Department contracts with the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System Laboratory. This service is offered for uninsured and under insured Clark County residents upon request of their physician.
Pregnancy tests are available free of charge.
Certified Lactation Counselors offer breastfeeding counseling for health department clients. Along with information on breastfeeding, nursing staff assists mother with their success in comforting, nurturing, and caring for their infant. A Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is also on staff.
Health Department nurses trim nails for those persons who are unable to complete this task. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment.