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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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 neurological disorders. Infants, young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people whose immune systems are compromised because of AIDS, chemotherapy, or transplant medications, may be especially susceptible to illness from some...
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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...
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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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