Tazewell County Health Dept.

No clinic on December 22nd TCHD will not have clinic hours on December 22nd. Children's Walk-in clinics will be held at the Health department: Second Monday .... 3-5:30 p.m. Fourth Monday .... 3-5:30 p.m. Every Thursday .... 1-4 p.m. If you have questions, please contact 925-5511, ext 290.
During regular business hours (M-F 8a.m.-4:30p.m.), contact the health department at its regular number 309-925-5511.In case of 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 vaccinations through TCHD, you must bring your insurance information with you to the clinic. You will also need to bring a current copy of your child’s vaccination records. Please remember we only accept cash or check, we do NOT take debit or credit cards. If you have questions about vaccines, please call extension 290. Thank you!
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First U.S. Ebola Diagnosis

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September 30,2014
This afternoon the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first Ebola diagnosis in the United States in a patient in a Texas hospital.  Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck has this statement:

“While not easily transmittable, Ebola is a very serious virus.  At this time, Ebola does not pose a great health risk to the people of Illinois.  The Illinois Department of Public Health continues to work with the CDC, local health departments, hospitals and medical facilities to be vigilant for Ebola.  IDPH has issued guidance to health care facilities and medical professionals on evaluating patients and lab specimen submission.  Conducting...
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 12:38 Read more...

Enterovirus Found in Midwest

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Illinois Department of Public Health Watching for Possible Outbreaks of Circulating Virus

 

Cases of an uncommon enterovirus found in the Midwest

 

SPRINGFIELD – Several hospitals in Illinois and Missouri have recently reported clusters of severe respiratory illness in community members, especially children.  Testing of some cases by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 11:26 Read more...

ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER IN TAZEWELL COUNTY

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN SPOTTED FEVER

IN TAZEWELL COUNTY

August 11, 2014
The Tazewell County Health Department has received a report of a confirmed case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in a Tazewell County resident.  The patient is recovering at home.  No hospital stay was necessary.

Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a tickborne disease caused by the bacterium Rickettsia rickettsii. This organism is a cause of potentially fatal human illness in North and South America, and...
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First West Nile Virus Positive in Tazewell County for 2014

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First West Nile Virus Positive

in Tazewell County for 2014

The Tazewell County Health Department (TCHD) has confirmed the first West Nile virus mosquito batch reported for 2014.  TCHD employees collected a positive mosquito batch on August 5, 2014 in Pekin.

“This is the portion of the summer when West Nile virus will be at its peak,” said Melissa Goetze, Environmental Health Supervisor.  “Protect yourself by wearing insect repellent and taking other...
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Free Dental Screenings at the Illinois State Fair

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Free Dental Screenings at the Illinois State Fair

 

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is working with dentists, dental hygienists and oral health advocates throughout the state to provide free dental screenings on weekdays at the Illinois State Fair, beginning Friday, August 8.

 

“August is a good time to schedule dental exams for children before the school year begins,” said IDPH Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck.  “Healthy teeth are an...
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