About Us

The Edgar County Public Health Department was formed by resolution by the Edgar County Board in  1994.  The Department operates under the guidance and direction of the Edgar County Board of Health.

We have a total staff of 21 people working diligently to provide services to the residents of Edgar  County.

Our staff consists of:

  • (1) Administrator
  • (1) Assistant Administrator / Hygienist
  • (1) Director of Nursing
  • (1) Communicable Disease Registered Nurse
  • (1) WIC Registered Nurse
  • (1) Health Educator / Registered Nurse
  • (1) Part time Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
  • (1) Registered Dietician
  • (1) WIC Clerk
  • (2) Receptionists
  • (1) Dentist
  • (1) Part time Dentist
  • (2) Hygienists
  • (1) Oral Health Consultant / Hygienist
  • (2) Dental Assistants
  • (1) Environmental Sanitarian
  • (1) Custodian
  • (1) Billing Clerk

Our programs include the following:

Breastfeeding Peer Counseling

Car Seat Safety Checks

Communicable Disease – Animal Bite Investigations; Child and Adult Immunizations; Free HIV/Hep C Testing; Lice education and treatment; Laboratory Testing at Reduced Cost; Pregnancy Testing; STI Testing; TB Skin Tests

Dental Services ‐ General Dentistry: Fillings, Extractions, Crowns; Dentures & Partials; Preventative Services: Cleanings, Fluoride, Sealants, Exams & X-rays; Emergency Services; Referrals

Emergency Preparedness & Response

Environmental Health – Food, Well, & Septic Inspections; Food, Gambling, Liquor, Septic, & Tobacco Permits; Food Sanitation Classes; Nuisance Complaints; Water Testing; West Nile Virus Surveillance & Testing; Mosquito Abatement Assistance

Health Education – Tobacco/Vaping/E-cigarettes; Be Proud, Be Responsible (Teen Pregnancy, STIs, Drug/Alcohol Abuse); Oral Health/Dental Hygiene; Brain Power (Drug/Alcohol Abuse); Safety; General Health Topics; Health Fairs and School Presentations; Vision and Hearing Screenings

Illinois Tobacco Free Communities – Smoke-Free Illinois Compliance; Tobacco Cessation (Illinois Tobacco Quitline Referrals); Smoke-Free Outdoor Spaces Initiative

Lead Prevention – Education; Testing; Follow-up Case Management (home visits, nutrition education, counseling)

WIC / Family Case Management – Health and developmental screenings; personalized 1:1 nutrition education and counseling; breastfeeding education and support

Women’s Health Clinic – Annual Exams (Breast/Pelvic); Family Planning; Pregnancy Testing; Contraception; STI Testing; Referrals for Mammograms

More than 5,200 people from Edgar County and the surrounding areas came to the Edgar County Public  Health Department in 2015 to take advantage of the many services we offer.

Come see what we can do for you!!

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