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.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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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 identified an enterovirus, EV-D68.  While there are more than 100 types of enteroviruses, which are very common viruses of respiratory illness, EV-D68 is less common.

“The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is closely monitoring the...
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 11:26 Read more...

Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop

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BRIDGES OUT OF POVERTY WORKSHOP

SEPTEMBER 26TH

 

Tazewell All Our Kids Early Childhood Network (AOK) will host the Bridges out of Poverty Workshop on September 26, 2014.  This event will take place in the Fondulac Room at the Clock Tower Building, 201 Clock Tower Drive, East Peoria from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

Julie Herzog, Tazewell County AOK Coordinator is a certified trainer for the Bridges out of Poverty program. She has experience working with families in poverty and...
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014 14:55 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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