Tazewell County Health Dept.

During regular business hours (M-F 8a.m.-4:30p.m.), contact the health department at its regular number 309-925-5511. For an AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY, contact the health department emergency phone at 309-303-1375 or Environmental Health at 309-303-1381.

In order to receive immunizations through TCHD, you must bring your insurance information and current immunization records. Please check with your insurance provider for vaccination coverage and network status for TCHD. For insurance plans and payment options, click on Clinical and then Immunization Clinics on the main menu. If you have additional vaccine related questions, please call extension 290.
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COMPASSION FATIGUE RETREAT

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COMPASSION FATIGUE RETREAT

Did you know that caring too much can hurt?  Caregivers focus on others, often without practicing self-care. Compassion fatigue can be defined as a deep physical, emotional and spiritual exhaustion accompanied by acute emotional pain.

Common symptoms of compassion fatigue include: sleep disturbances, lack of concentration, isolation, depression, anger, as well as other emotional issues.  Learning to recognize and manage its symptoms is the way to healing. 

Tazewell All Our Kids Early Childhood Network is offering a Compassion Fatigue Retreat for area caregivers, social workers, early childhood professionals, and others.  The Retreat is free, but a RSVP is required by January 19...
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TCHD Accreditation

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TAZEWELL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AWARDED NATIONAL ACCREDITATION BY THE PUBLIC HEALTH ACCREDITATION BOARD

 

PHAB-Accredited Health Departments Demonstrate the Capacity

 to Serve their Communities Well

 

Tazewell County Health Department (TCHD) announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The...
Last Updated on Monday, 23 November 2015 10:23 Read more...

Holiday Food Safety

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Eat, Drink, And Be Healthy

IDPH Offers Tips For Safe Holiday Cooking

SPRINGFIELD – First things first, TAKE THE TURKEY OUT! It may already be time to take the turkey out of the freezer so that it will be thawed in time for Thanksgiving. Allow approximately 24 hours for each 4 to 5 pounds of turkey when thawed in the refrigerator. A 20 to 24 pound turkey could take 5 to 6 days to thaw. Never thaw a turkey at room temperature.

“Each year, 1 in 6 Americans gets sick by consuming...
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Get Smart Week

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IDPH Precious Drugs & Scary Bugs Campaign

Fight Antibiotic Misuse - Get Smart About Antibiotics Week - November 16-22, 2015

SPRINGFIELD - Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs. However, up to 50 percent of all antibiotics prescribed are not needed or are not effective as prescribed.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is leading the Illinois Precious Drugs & Scary Bugs campaign to promote the appropriate use of antibiotics. The goals are to increase...
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Winter Weather Preparedness Month

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Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness
November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – While the winter of 2015-16 is expected to be milder thanks to the effects of El Nino, its unlikely Illinois will completely avoid the cold temperatures, snow and ice that define Midwestern winters.

 

To help people prepare for potentially dangerous winter weather, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the National...
Last Updated on Monday, 02 November 2015 11:48 Read more...

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