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. AFTER HOURS: If you are a physician, lab or other healthcare professional reporting a communicable disease, cluster of illnesses or other public health emergency, please call 309-303-1375. In case of fire in a food establishment, please call 309-303-1381.

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The Best Ways To Avoid Mosquitoes And The Diseases They Carry

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The Best Ways To Avoid Mosquitoes And The Diseases They Carry

 

6th May, 2016Illinois Department of Public Health offers mosquito prevention tips

 
SPRINGFIELD – As we enter mosquito season, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reminding Illinoisans of the diseases mosquitoes carry and the best ways to avoid being bitten.
 
“Each year since 2002 when we saw the first human cases of West Nile virus in Illinois, we’ve seen the virus circulate across the state,” said IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D. J.D.  “This year many people are concerned about a relatively news virus - Zika virus.  While Zika virus is also primarily transmitted through the bite of a mosquito, the main type of...
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May is Children's Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is Children's Mental Health Awareness Month

 

Good mental health allows children to think clearly, develop socially and learn new skills.  Additionally, good friends and encouraging words from adults are all important for helping children develop self confidence, high self-esteem, and a healthy emotional outlook on life.


Talking Tazewell - Elementary Special Edition (pdf)


Talking Tazewell - Early Childhood Special Edition (pdf)

2015 Food Excellence Awards

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FOOD EXCELLENCE AWARDS PRESENTED

 

The Tazewell County Health Department honored the food service facilities that have met the criteria in their classification by awarding them the 2015 Food Excellence Award.  The program was held at the Tazewell County Health Department.

Establishments achieving the award are issued a certificate that can be posted in public view. This certificate indicates to the public that the facility exceeds regular food safety concerns to meet their...
Last Updated on Monday, 28 March 2016 12:23 Read more...

Parents Day Out

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Don’t let the stresses of a busy life get you down! Come learn tools for managing stress & creating a healthy life for yourself and your family.  In this fun & interactive workshop, you will practice useful strategies for you to use at both home and work.  Join us for fun, food, support and connecting with other parents. Childcare is available upon request – must reserve childcare at time of registration.   

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Last Updated on Friday, 18 March 2016 07:44

Zika Virus

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An outbreak of Zika virus is occurring in parts of Central and South America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Currently, people living in the tri-county area (Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford Counties) who have not traveled to these areas are generally not considered at risk for infection. At this time, the main concern is that Zika infection in pregnant women may be linked to birth defects. The Zika virus causes mild illness, with 1 in 5 developing symptoms.

 

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Last Updated on Monday, 22 February 2016 10:56 Read more...

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