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. As always, please check with your particular provider/plan for network status of TCHD and if your plan covers immunizations. For insurance plans, click on Immunization Clinics under Clinical on our main menu. We accept payment by cash, check, debit and credit. We are not able to accept health savings account cards. If you have questions about vaccines, please call extension 290. Thank you!

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 contaminated foods or beverages, or what is commonly referred to as food poisoning,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. “There are simple steps you can take to avoid becoming ill, including the big four – clean...

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...

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


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Effective November 25, 2013 Illinois Department of Public Health amended the IDPH Illinois Water Well Construction Code to include Closed Loop Well Requirements.


Tazewell County currently has an ordinance for geothermal wells. However, in order for Tazewell County to be in compliance with the new State requirements, the current Title 6-Chapter 9 Geothermal Systems Closed Loop Wells ordinance needs to be revised...
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 October 2015 14:24

IEMA Encourages People to Plan for Emergencies

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IEMA Encourages People to Plan for Emergencies

‘Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today’ is Theme for National Preparedness Month in September 

SPRINGFIELD – Since the beginning of 2015, Illinois residents have endured blizzard conditions, tornadoes, flooding, windstorms and excessive heat. For some, this weather caused temporary inconveniences, such as power outages or blocked roads. However, hundreds of others in Illinois are still working to get their lives...

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