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.

Clinic hours are 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. on Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri., and 1-4 pm on Weds.
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IEMA Encourages People to ‘Resolve to be Prepared’

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IEMA Encourages People to ‘Resolve to be Prepared’Will Highlight Preparedness, Safety Topics Each Month in 2017

SPRINGFIELD – Each year, people around the world welcome the start of a new year by making personal resolutions. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies throughout Illinois are encouraging people to ‘Resolve to be Ready’ for emergencies in 2017. The agencies will offer year-long support to help people attain the goal of better preparedness for themselves and their families.

 

“Being prepared for emergencies involves understanding the types of hazards you may experience and then taking steps that will help you stay safe and quickly recover if a disaster occurs,”...
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CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING AVAILABLE

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CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING AVAILABLE

Real, fresh cut Christmas trees can be recycled for mulch.  Mulched trees are used for playgrounds, beautification projects, and individual yards.  These are all better options than sending trees to our rapidly filling landfills. Plan to take your Christmas tree to one of the conveniently located drop off sites throughout Tazewell County.

 Christmas trees may be dropped off from December 26, 2016 until January 13, 2017, at any of the...
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Tremont Lead Screening

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LEAD SCREENING AVAILABLE

Recent testing results of the Tremont water supply show an elevated level of lead in the drinking water. Tazewell County Health Department would like to inform residents that lead screening services are available at our Clinic for anyone residing within the village limits.

Information and recommendations from the Village of Tremont regarding lead in the water supply can be found here:

http://www.tremontil.com/Tremont-news/2016/LeadInWater.pdf

There is no...
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Let’s Talk Turkey – Eat, Drink, And Be Healthy For the Holidays

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Let’s Talk Turkey – Eat, Drink, And Be Healthy For the Holidays

 

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...
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Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

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Fight Misuse and Make Antibiotics Matter

 

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week – November 14-20, 2016

SPRINGFIELD – During Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is asking Illinoisans to learn how they can help prevent the misuse of life saving medications.

“Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs.  However, up to 50 percent of all antibiotics prescribed are not needed or are not as effective as intended,” said...
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