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!
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FLOOD CLEAN-UP GUIDELINES

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FLOOD CLEAN-UP GUIDELINES

 

"Food, water, and just about anything flood and sewer water touches may be contaminated," said Sara Sparkman, TCHD Communications Manager.  "Most importantly, stay out of flood waters!  People do not know what is in the flood waters.”

 

To avoid illness, it is important for people to make sure their water is safe to drink and to clean all items touched by flood waters properly.  Flood water and sewer overflows can contain bacteria, fecal material, viruses and other organisms that may cause disease.  Cleanup after the flood is important to prevent injury and disease.  Follow these guidelines:



*         Air out and wipe dry all appliances and...
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Illinois Department of Public Health Safety Tips for Heat

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Illinois Department of Public Health Safety Tips for Heat

 

SPRINGFIELD - With high temperatures expected over the next couple of days, Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah, M.D., J.D. is urging Illinoisans to take preventive actions to avoid heat-related illness like heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

“It’s important for people to recognize the signs of heat-related illness and take action to prevent becoming sick.  High heat and humidity can lead to...
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Illinois Department of Public Health Provides Flood Safety Guidance

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Illinois Department of Public Health Provides Flood Safety Guidance

Food, water, safety, and cleaning information


SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D., is urging residents in and around flooded areas to take precautions to help prevent disease and stay safe.



"Flood waters can contaminate food, water, house appliances, and just about anything it touches," said Director Shah.  "To avoid illness it is important for people whose...
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Stay Safe Around Flood Waters

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IEMA, IDOT, IDNR Urge Residents to Stay Safe Around Flood Waters

More Heavy Rain Expected this Week Raises Flood Concerns

 

SPRINGFIELD – With more heavy rains expected to fall later this week on already saturated ground, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today urged Illinois residents to stay safe around flood waters.

 

In addition, IEMA today conducted a...
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A consumer's Guide to Food Safety after severe storms & hurricanes

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Food Safety During An Emergency

Did you know that a flood, fire, national disaster, or the loss of power from high winds, snow, or ice could jeopardize the safety of your food? Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness. This Consumer’s Guide (click for pdf) from the USDA will help you make the right decisions for keeping your family safe during an emergency.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2015 11:18

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