Guide to Services Health Department Tazewell County Tazewell County Health Department 21306 Illinois Route 9 Tremont, Illinois 61568-9252 (309)925-5511 or 477-2223 www.tazewellhealth.org Tazewell County Page 2 Page 11 Health Department MISSION STATEMENT SOLID WASTE SERVICES To promote and protect the public’s health and well-being. Tazewell County Health Department sponsors special collection programs including the collection of VISION STATEMENT discarded waste tires, household hazardous waste, major household appliances and other white goods, unwanted The Tazewell County Health Department will be viewed as an advocate for electronics, lead acid batteries, and other items not individual, community, and environmental health. appropriate for land disposal. GUIDING PRINCIPLES RECYCLING EDUCATION – EXT. 270 Values are the behaviors or characteristics that are held in high regard by our Tazewell County Health Department has extensive in-school and public organization in all that is done both within and outside the Tazewell county Health education programs emphasizing resource and energy conservation, Department. Core values are essential to maintaining and supporting the desired environmental protection and economic development. The Health culture of the organization as we collectively shape behaviors, direct our actions, Department makes available recycling activities work with each other, and deliver services to customers. and lesson plans for students at various grade Service: Striving to meet the diverse needs of our many internal and external levels. All programs stress interactive, hands-on customers with creativity and commitment. participation, assistance and recognition. TCHD Quality: Continuously seeking to enhance the quality of our services and processes. utilizes special community events and programs to Integrity: Fostering honesty and respect in dealing with ourselves and others; encourage public participation in exchange of striving for equity and building trust. ideas, concerns and information on recycling, Accountability: Valuing fiscal and programmatic integrity; practicing good waste education and energy conservation. stewardship. Collaboration: Communicating and working together for the overall good of the DENTAL HEALTH SERVICES team, organization, customer, and community, recognizing strength in our diversity. Teamwork: Encouraging active staff collaboration to solve problems, make decisions, and achieve common goals. 135 Radio City Drive, North Pekin, Illinois 61554 (309) 382-2229 Tazewell County Health Department is an equal opportunity provider. Children ages 3.5 and above who live in Tazewell County may be seen for check-ups and emergency BOARD OF HEALTH MEMBERS care. School exams are also available by appointment. Children may receive fillings, have infected teeth removed or receive sealants. Chuck Bowen, President Mike Harris, Vice President William Ebert, Secretary Gary Burton Tazewell County residents over the age of 21 may contact the office for Bill Edwards, M.D. Peggy Flannigan, PhD, RN an appointment for check-ups, emergency care, extractions, restorative Erika Hunter, M.D. Rich Karneboge treatment and dentures. Adult cleanings are offered at a reduced price, Gerald Stonecipher, D.D.S. Jami Walsh, D.V.M. but not covered by the medical card. Tom Wojtas Payment is by current medical card, All Kids card (if applicable) or cash Amy Tippey, Administrator at the time of service. 9/2008 www.tazewellhealth.org (309) 925-5511 9/2008 Tazewell County Page 10 Page 3 Health Department ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH CON’T. WIC AND FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES PUBLIC POOLS AND BEACHES – EXT. 272 WIC PROGRAM - EXT. 230 Regular inspections of all public swimming The WIC program is federally funded through the pools and beaches during operation. U.S. Department of Agriculture. WIC provides nutrition education; health assessments; food Complaint investigations. vouchers to pregnant, breastfeeding and post- partum women and infants and children under ALSO AVAILABLE – EXT. 272 age five. Clients must reside in Tazewell County, be within the required federal income guidelines Information on radon, second-hand smoke, indoor air pollution & other and have a nutritional or medical reason to qualify. Appointments are required. environmental problems such as childhood lead poisoning prevention. Vector Program-complaint investigations, bird testing, mosquito testing FAMILY CASE MANAGEMENT - EXT. 258 and educational presentations. The Illinois Department of Human Services funds the Family Case Management program. The program provides public health nursing services to all medically eligible pregnant women and children up to the age of one. The SOLID WASTE SERVICES goal of the program is to improve the health of pregnant women and their children. EXT. 226 or 270 ALL KIDS - EXT. 277 The Tazewell County Health Department is the coordinating agency for All Kids is a health insurance program that provides Illinois families with solid waste planning in the county. affordable and comprehensive health care for children, regardless of family income, immigration status or medical condition. Tazewell County was the first county to enter into a delegation agreement with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). This PREGNANCY TESTING/PRENATAL CLASSES - EXT. 299 agreement, in effect, transfers authority to Tazewell County Health Free pregnancy testing is available by appointment. Pregnant clients are Department to assume inspecting, investigating and enforcement functions assisted with the application process for medical assistance through the of the IEPA (Bureau of Land) in Tazewell County. The Health Department of Human Services. Prenatal classes are scheduled monthly in Department conducts a program of continuing surveillance and regular Creve Coeur, Pekin and at the Health Department. Classes are free and open to inspections of pollution control facilities including municipal solid waste the public. landfills, transfer stations and compost sites. Additionally, the Health Department investigates all other violations of the Illinois Environmental HOME VISITS - EXT. 258 Protection Act including illegal dumping and open burning. Public health nurses provide home visits to families with pregnant women and children up to the age of one. Through the solid waste management fee program, the Health Department provides funding to member communities to establish, operate and BREASTFEEDING PEER COUNSELORS - EXT. 277 or 274 maintain recycling collection programs, including both residential Breastfeeding Peer Counselors provide home visits and phone counseling to curbside collection and rural container drop-off collection programs. breastfeeding WIC moms when they are in need of help for common The Health Department also assists commercial customers with waste breastfeeding concerns/issues. The Peer Counselors are available outside the characterization studies and the development of efficient recycling normal operating hours of the Health Department. programs. www.tazewellhealth.org (309) 925-5511 USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Tazewell County Page 4 Page 9 Health Department NURSING SERVICES ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PERINATAL FOLLOW-UP - EXT. 258 FOOD INSPECTIONS – EXT. 272 OR 287 All infants admitted to OSF St. Francis High-Risk Nursery receive home visits at 1-2 weeks after leaving the hospital, 4 months, 6 months, 12 • Illinois food service and sanitation managers training months, 18 months and again at 2 years. Growth and development are • C.E.U. offerings in food safety monitored at these visits. Appropriate referrals are made when physical • IDPH summer food program or developmental problems are identified. • Temporary and special event inspection program • Restaurants, grocery store, schools, taverns and nursing home MATERNAL FOLLOW-UP - EXT. 258 inspections Pregnant women who are admitted to OSF St. Francis Hospital for high- • Complaint inspections risk conditions prior to delivery are provided follow-up care when • Training for food handlers referred. Needs are determined and appropriate referrals are made. • Foodborne illness investigations Nurses also assure that medical/prenatal visits are in accord with physi- • Plan review cian’s orders. • Presentations to schools & organizations on food protection HEARING AND VISION - EXT. 268 WATER – EXT. 272 Screening services are provided annually to children in Tazewell County schools at prescribed ages and grade levels. Screening is offered for • Issue permits for wells pre-school and nursery schools. Certified technicians provide screening, • Complaint inspections referrals and follow-up. • Abandoned well inspections • Inspection requests for real estate transactions WOMEN’S HEALTH - EXT. 316, 341 OR 308 • Presentations to schools & organizations on groundwater protection • For a fee, water samples from private water supplies can be checked Free mammograms and pap smears are offered to low-income for coliform & nitrates women with no health insurance. Assistance with diagnostic • Member of Central Region Groundwater Committee testing and treatment is available. Education programs are offered on breast and cervical cancer. PRIVATE SEWAGE SYSTEMS – EXT. 272 HEALTHY CHILD CARE ILLINOIS - 309-690-7311 • Issue permits for septic systems The Child Care Nurse Consultant works with Child Care Con- • Inspection of septic installations nection at Illinois Central College to provide information to child care • Complaint inspections providers in a nine county region, including Tazewell County. Examples • Inspection for real estate transactions of education include safe, healthy child care environments; access to ef- • Problem consultation & assistance in design fective health, dental, and developmental screenings and follow-up care for all children in child care; provides education and training for child NUISANCE – EXT. 272 care providers and families, and consultation for providers caring for children with special needs. On-site investigation of all complaints concerning public health hazards in Tazewell County. Referral to other agencies on complaints outside 9/08 Tazewell County Health Department jurisdiction. Tazewell County Page 8 Page 5 Health Department EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS NURSING SERVICES EXT. 311 The Health Department prepares to keep the public safe by planning for IMMUNIZATIONS CLINICS - EXT. 235 emergency situations. Public health also has the responsibility to monitor any health related changes or patterns in the public. In the event of a A variety of immunizations are provided for infants, children and adults. disaster, the Health Department will respond as part of a team and help Convenient clinic dates and locations are provided throughout the county provide recovery. each month. Fees may be charged for immunizations. The TCHD is continually working with the county, region TB CLINIC - EXT. 235 and state, in order to partner and effectively coordinate TB skin tests are provided at the Health Department on Monday, Tuesday, efforts and resources for preparedness. Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Services include TB skin testing and follow-up for positive skin tests, as well as care and treatment MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS for county residents with tuberculosis. The Tazewell County Medical Reserve Corps is an all volunteer organization that employs medical and non-medical volunteers during disasters in Tazewell County. The time STD TESTING - EXT. 235 commitment is minimal, the need is great! Sexually transmitted disease testing, counseling and treatment services are available by appointment at the Health Department. Testing is confidential and a $5.00 fee is requested, but services are not denied because of an 21ST CENTURY SCHOOLS inability to pay. Available tests include gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia and HIV. EXT. 243 21st Century Schools provides before and afterschool BLOOD LEAD TESTING - EXT 235 services in 18 schools throughout the county. Program Testing for children is available by appointment only. Follow-up is pro- components focus on academics, life skills education, vided for elevated test results, including nursing intervention and environ- parental involvement, service learning, positive adult mental mentors and recreation/cultural activities. The inspection. programs below currently serve over 2,000 students ages 3 - 15. Each program is run as a partnership between the Tazewell FLU SHOTS - EXT. 235 County Health Department, the individual school and the school district. The programs are funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Department Clinics for persons at increased risk for influenza are of Human Services: Teen REACH. available every fall. Programs Offered Communities Served COMMUNICABLE DISEASES - EXT. 276 Extended Day Pekin Nursing staff provides information about various communicable diseases. Enrichment South Pekin Reports of communicable diseases, including food and waterborne illness, Homework Hangout North Pekin are investigated by the Communicable Disease staff. Nurses also imple- Tutoring Marquette Heights ment appropriate control measures to prevent the spread of communicable IMSA Creve Coeur diseases in the community. Summer Camp Morton Holiday Camp East Peoria www.tazewellhealth.org (309) 925-5511 www.tazewellhealth.org (309) 925-5511 Tazewell County Page 6 Page 7 Health Department HEALTH PROMOTION SERVICES HEALTH PROMOTION SERVICES SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION—EXT. 302 TAZEWELL COUNTY YOUTH BOARD - EXT. 339 Funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services to provide Seven Tazewell County high schools have students on the Youth Board. prevention education at the junior high level during the school day. This These students are drug & alcohol free. The Board is involved in activities program also focuses on public policy change and community assessment. throughout the year including community service and leadership training. ABSTINENCE ONLY/TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION HEART SMART FOR WOMEN - EXT. 315 —EXT. 253 This program, funded by the Illinois Department of Eighth grade males and females and 9th grade females focus on relation- Public Health, encourages lifestyle changes for ships, decision-making, goal setting and refusal skills. Funded by the Illi- women through exercise and nutrition. These nois Department of Human Services and emphasize that abstinence is the changes are tracked over a 12-week period to only 100% way to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. improve the overall health of women participants. TOBACCO PREVENTION—EXT. 338 AOK BIRTH TO FIVE NETWORK - EXT. 266 Program focuses on promoting the Quitline and reducing Illinois Department of Human Services funds this program to ensure all secondhand smoke in Tazewell County households. children under the age of five and their families have the opportunity to Funding is from the Illinois Department of Public Health. receive the services. These services include prenatal care, well-baby checkups, parenting education, and specialized services, such as speech COORDINATED SCHOOL HEALTH—EXT. 315 therapy, car seat installation or home visits. Funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services, the CATCH curriculum is utilized to teach children and their families about health and TEAMS CHALLENGE COURSE - EXT. 338 wellness. The components of the CATCH program include physical Located on the grounds of the Tazewell County Health Department, the education, food service, classroom education and parent information. course includes a variety of in-ground stations designed to promote teamwork and communication. A mobile course is also available for off-site TAZEWELL COUNTY TEENS UNLIMITED activities. Fee schedule is available for each course. TEEN CONFERENCE—EXT. 339 The Conference is held annually and is divided into two sessions: one for PROJECT SUCCESS - EXT. 261 high school students and one for junior high students. Both Conferences This program originated in the Governor’s office and is coordinated with have a keynote speaker, workshop sessions and a meal included. schools and community organizations throughout Tazewell County to provide services directly to students and their families. STRATEGIC PREVENTION FRAMEWORK—EXT. 339 SPF is a program working with community coalition on the state priority of ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - EXT. 338 risky alcohol use. Five components: assessment, capacity building, strate- Designed to address teen safe driving and tween passenger safety. Students gic planning, implementation of strategies, and evaluation, are the focus of participate in Decision Driving Curriculum, Graduated Drivers License the program. education, driving simulation and the Driving Skills for Life program. The Health Promotion Department is involved in a variety of additional activities. Staff is available for health education related lessons such as dental health, hygiene and maturation.
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