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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TCHD Accreditation

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TAZEWELL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AWARDED NATIONAL ACCREDITATION BY THE PUBLIC HEALTH ACCREDITATION BOARD

 

PHAB-Accredited Health Departments Demonstrate the Capacity

 to Serve their Communities Well

 

Tazewell County Health Department (TCHD) announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of the nation’s Tribal, state, local, and territorial public health departments.

“We are pleased and excited to be...
Last Updated on Monday, 23 November 2015 10:23 Read more...

Holiday Food Safety

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Eat, Drink, And Be Healthy

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 temperature.

“Each year, 1 in 6 Americans gets sick by consuming...
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Get Smart Week

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IDPH Precious Drugs & Scary Bugs Campaign

Fight Antibiotic Misuse - Get Smart About Antibiotics Week - November 16-22, 2015

SPRINGFIELD - Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs. However, up to 50 percent of all antibiotics prescribed are not needed or are not effective as prescribed.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is leading the Illinois Precious Drugs & Scary Bugs campaign to promote the appropriate use of antibiotics. The goals are to increase...
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Winter Weather Preparedness Month

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Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness
November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – While the winter of 2015-16 is expected to be milder thanks to the effects of El Nino, its unlikely Illinois will completely avoid the cold temperatures, snow and ice that define Midwestern winters.

 

To help people prepare for potentially dangerous winter weather, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the National...
Last Updated on Monday, 02 November 2015 11:48 Read more...

CLOSED LOOP WELL ORDINANCE COMMENT PERIOD OPEN

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CLOSED LOOP WELL ORDINANCE

COMMENT PERIOD OPEN

 

Effective November 25, 2013 Illinois Department of Public Health amended the IDPH Illinois Water Well Construction Code to include Closed Loop Well Requirements.

 

Tazewell County currently has an ordinance for geothermal wells. However, in order for Tazewell County to be in compliance with the new State requirements, the current Title 6-Chapter 9 Geothermal Systems Closed Loop Wells ordinance needs to be revised...
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 October 2015 14:24 Read more...

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