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The mission of the Randolph County Health Department is to provide public health services directed toward the prevention of disease, promotion of health, and improvement of the quality of life for the citizens of Randolph county.
Master of Public Administration Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner
2515 State Street
Chester, IL 62233
Phone: (618) 826 5007
Fax: (618) 826-5223
The mission of the Randolph County Health Department is to provide public health services directed toward the prevention of disease, promotion of health and improvement of the quality of life for the citizens of Randolph County.
Program provides a variety of immunizations to both children and adults to aid in controlling vaccine preventable communicable diseases.
Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
A supplemental food program designed to influence lifetime nutrition and promote healthy behaviors through the use of physical, dietary and developmental assessments, nutrition education, breast-feeding support and referrals for needed services.
Tuberculosis (TB) Program
Program focuses on prevention and control. Mantoux testing, verification of preventive Reported Case therapy and follow-up are included in the identification component of program. Patient management, education, contact investigation and follow-up are activities in the treatment component.
Sexually Transmittted Diseases (STD) Program
Program offers follow-up to residents who have positive STD cases. Education, counseling, verification of appropriate treatment and surveillance are a part of the program aimed at modifying transmission of these infections. Testing and treatment is provided and/or referrals are given.
Family Case Management
The program objective is to ensure entry into prenatal care resulting in improved pregnancy outcomes, reduction of premature births and low birth weight babies and decrease infant deaths.
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Provides questionnaire assessment and finger stick screening for children. Children with blood lead levels >10ug/dl are confirmed by venous testing, which can be done at a local hospital or through the primary health care provider. Nutrition and hygiene/housekeeping skills education is provided and the blood level is monitored. Environmental investigation is done according to program guidelines by Illinois Department of Public Health regional staff.
Environmental Health - Food Sanitation
Food establishments are inspected based upon level of risk according to actual food handling practices. Fees apply see fees section for information.
Environmental Health - Private Sewage
We permit and inspect private sewage disposal systems for new home construction and repairs to exsiting systems. We also investigate complaints concerning failed septic systems. Fees applied see fees section for information.
Environmental Health - Food Sanitation Temporary
Temporary food functions ie picnics, fairs, etc. need to contact us during their planning phase for information and/or regulations that pertain to them and to discuss inspections as needed.
Environmental Health - Private Water
All new water wells are permitted and inspected. Water sampling and testing is available. Corrective actions for unsatisfactory test results are recommended.
Communicable Disease (CD) Program
Program initiates surveillance and compiles reported diseases for the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Education regarding prevention of communicable disease transmission is presented to individuals or groups upon request. Health and safety information is available to residents traveling to foreign countries.
High Risk Infant Services
These infants have been referred throught the Illinois APORS system (Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Reporting System) by hospital and neonatal units. Nurse case manager offer home visits to the infants to provide physical and developmental assessments, education and referrals to needed services, and coordination of health and social service activities.
The program provides case finding through utilization of a gentic screening tool. Education and referral services are available to newborns and children and their families in need. Nurses review questionnaire, provide education and make referrals as indicated.
Tobacco Use Prvention Program
Residents receive assessment and counseling via the Illinois tobacco Quitline, 1-866-QUIT-YES (1-866-784-8937).
Chronic Disease Prevention - Heart Disease Prevention
Blood pressure screening and monitoring are provided in our officies to residents on a walk-in basis. Referrals are made to health care providers as indicated.
School Health Services - Vision and Hearing Screening
Vision and hearing screenings are provided to both public and private schools and child care centers in the county. Fee charge may apply.