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Our Community Health Division offers many services

Communicable Disease Reporting and Investigation - All communicable and infectious disease cases must be reported to the Health Department. Our Communicable Disease Division is responsible for tracking and follow-up of any outbreaks or unusual cases.

Animal Bites and Follow-Up - Cat and dog bites and exposure from all other animals are to be reported to the Communicable Disease Division for follow-up and investigation.

Flu and Pneumonia Immunizations - During the months of October and November, we conduct flu and pneumonia clinics throughout Hancock County. Call for times and locations.

International Travel Vaccine Information - We provide the latest information regarding required immunizations, health requirements, and health hints for those traveling outside the country.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Confidential testing and counseling is available for all STD's, including HIV. Educational material is also available.

Infectious Disease Education - Educational materials are available for infectious diseases.

Car Seat Check Car Seat Program - A proper car seat can be provided to a family that does not have the financial means to purchase a seat. A donation of $20 is required. Parents, grandparents and caretakers can also get a free car seat check to insure that their seat is installed safely. For more information, contact Melita at 217-357-2171 ext. 114 Monday-Thursday. Melita is a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.

The Smokefree Illinois Act - As of January 1, 2008, the Smokefree Illinois Act requires that public places and places of employment must be completely smokefree inside and within 15 feet from entrances, exits, windows that open and ventilation intakes.

To submit complaints go to www.idph.state.il.us/smokefree/complaints.htm

The Illinois Tobacco Quitline is a free resource for tobacco users who want to quit for good. 1-866-784-8937 Nicotine Replacement Therapy patches are available up to six weeks for those with limited or no insurance if the person calls weekly. quityes.org


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