Dear Residents of Edgar County,
Once again, on behalf of the staff here at the Edgar County Public Health Department (ECPHD), I wish to thank you for your continued support. The ultimate goal of the Edgar County Public Health Department is to provide excellence in service in the ever-changing face of public health. From identifying the needs of the community, ECPHD continues to provide a wide variety of valuable programs and services to the people of Edgar County and surrounding areas. These services include the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program; Family Case Management (FCM); the Edgar County Dental Clinic; the Car Seat program; Illinois Tobacco-Free Communities Program; the numerous Environmental Programs, which provide food, water, well, and septic inspections; Vector Control including West Nile Virus testing; Emergency Preparedness; Health Education, teaching a variety of topics, including Vaping/E-cigarettes, Drug Abuse, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Hygiene, and Safety; the Lead Prevention Program; and the Chronic and Communicable Disease Program. We offer free testing for HIV and Hepatitis C. We also offer lab work at reduced cost. Our Dental Clinic provides general dentistry (fillings, crowns, and extractions), Preventative Services (cleanings, fluoride, sealants), Exams and X-rays, Dentures and Partials, and Referrals. We also provide exams and preventive care to students in our area schools.
Under the guidance and direction of the board of health and the county board, and with the unyielding support of the community, the Edgar County Public Health Department will continue to provide these much needed programs and services to the community for years to come. Most important to our continued success is the ECPHD staff that work tirelessly, with unwavering enthusiasm and dedication to their profession and their community.
I invite you to stop and tour our facility and take advantage of the many services and benefits that your local Public Health Department has to offer. This is your Health Department and we are here to serve you.
Janet Mason, Administrator