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McDonough County Health Department


  • 1975 by Resolution
  • 1984 by Referendum

Area Served:

  • McDonough County, Illinois
  • 576 square miles

2010 Population:

  • 32,612

Current Location:

  • 505 East Jackson, Macomb, Illinois

Hours of Operation:

  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday


  • (309) 837-9951


  • (309) 837-1100



IPLAN Update:

  • August, 2010; Certified Local Health Department

Board of Health:

  • 9 members


  • 13 full-time salaried staff; 1 part-time salaried staff; and various contractual workers.


  • Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Nurse Practitioner, Health Educator, Licensed Environmental Health Practitioners, Nutritionist, Support Staff, Administrative.

Programs and Services offered:

  • Administration:

Human resources; fiscal management; public relations; employment and internships; disaster/bioterrorism preparedness; planning and program development; data management; Emergency Medical Fund; FOIA requests.

  • Community Health and Health Education:

Chronic disease screenings (blood pressure, coronary risk profile, PSA testing, diabetes, comprehensive blood profile); school health and public health education; health promotion; chronic disease awareness and intervention programs; car seat program; volunteer resources; IPLAN; health needs assessments; Communicable disease investigations; animal bite investigations; flu and pneumonia vaccinations; HIV testing and counseling; child and adult immunizations; international travel counseling; STD tracking and follow-up; tuberculosis testing and control; blood lead screening; Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); All Kids application assistance; Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP); Susan G. Komen mammogram program; pregnancy testing.

  • Environmental Health:

Private sewage system permit program; inspections of new/existing systems; real estate evaluations; percolation tests; non-community public water supplies monitoring; new well permit program; water supply sampling; new and existing water well inspections; radon test kits; indoor tanning facility inspections; tattoo facility inspections; Illinois Certified Foodservice Manager certification and refresher classes; retail and foodservice facility inspections; nuisance investigations (unsanitary or unsafe house, vectors, solid waste, sewage, abandoned wells, food complaints); foodborne, waterborne and other environmental disease investigations; educational presentations for schools, civic groups, health professionals, contractors and general public; West Nile Virus surveillance.

Funding Sources:

    • Illinois Department of Central Management Services
    • Illinois Department of Human Services
    • Illinois Department of Public Aid
    • Illinois Department of Public Health
    • McDonough County Health Fund Levy
    • Medicare Part B (flu and pneumonia)

State/National Affiliations:

    • American Public Health Association
    • Association for Public Health Nursing Education
    • Groundwater Guardian
    • Illinois Association of Environmental Health Administrators
    • Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals
    • Illinois Association of Local Boards of Health
    • Illinois Association of Public Health Administrators
    • Illinois Environmental Health Association
    • Illinois Onsite Wastewater Professionals
    • Illinois Public Health Association
    • Illinois Public Health Mutual Aid
    • Illinois Public Health Nurse Administrators Association
    • Illinois Rural Health Association
    • Illinois Society of Public Health Education
    • International Association of Food Safety Professionals
    • National Association of City/County Health Organizations
    • National Association of County Officials
    • National Association of Local Boards of Health
    • National Association of W.I.C. Directors