Tazewell County Health Dept.

TCHD IS EXPERIENCING PHONE ISSUES. PLEASE USE THE 309-477-2223 NUMBER.
THE TREMONT LINE (309-925-5511) IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY.
WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

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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Severe Weather Preparedness Month

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IEMA Urges People to Prepare for Severe Weather Contest will promote use of weather alert radios to receive warnings

SPRINGFIELD – With communities throughout Illinois still recovering from severe storms and record and near-record flooding in late December, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is joining with the National Weather Service (NWS) and local emergency management agencies in efforts to help people stay safe when severe weather threatens.

 

Those efforts include an online contest sponsored by IEMA and the Illinois Emergency Services Management Association (IESMA) that offers Illinois residents a chance to win a weather alert radio. The ‘Weather Alert Radios Save Lives’ contest will begin on Feb. 28, the...
Last Updated on Monday, 29 February 2016 13:40 Read more...

Private Well---Free Coliform Testing

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Private Well---Free Coliform Testing

 

Public health and safety are the number one concerns after heavy rains and flooding.  During and after flooding, water can become contaminated with microorganisms such as bacteria, sewage, heating oil, agricultural or industrial waste, chemicals and other substances that can cause serious illness. The presence of contaminants in water can lead to adverse health effects, including gastrointestinal illness, reproductive problems, and...
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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...
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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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