About Public Health

The goal of Southern Seven’s Public Health Division is to protect and improve the health of the citizens of the seven southernmost counties in Illinois by promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, and detecting, preventing and responding to infectious diseases.  Our nursing staff work to protect our communities from Communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, AIDS, and other sexually transmitted diseases by making sure that people, who are contagious, seek and follow through with treatment.  Our Environmental Health staff work to prevent the occurrence of infectious diseases by performing comprehensive food protection, private sewage, potable water, and vector control programs.

For more information regarding any of the Public Health services listed below, please call one of our Public Health Clinic Locations.




Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Closed most state and federal holidays.

Health Promotion

Public Health Services
· Blood Pressure Screening & Counseling
· Glucose Check
· Cholesterol/ Lipid Panels
· Hemoglobin Screening
· Genetic Screening
. FIT Testing
· Immunizations
· Dental Varnish (Bright Smiles)
· Blood Lead Screenings

Family Case Management
(A program for pregnant women, infants, and their  families)

· EPSDT/ Well Child Exams
· Medical and Community Service Referrals
· Follow Up and Advocacy
· Home Visits
· Medical Case Management for DCFS Wards
· Developmental Screenings
· High-Risk Infant Follow-up
· Genetic Screenings

Women’s Health Services/Education Presentations & Materials
· STD Prevention
· HIV Prevention
· Pregnancy Testing

Men’s Health Services
· STD Prevention
· HIV Prevention

Presentations & Materials
· CATCH for Schools
· Chronic Disease Prevention
· Diabetes
· Environmental Health Issues
· Illinois Tobacco Free Communities
· Sexuality Education/Abstinence
· STD/HIV/AIDS Education 
· Youth Development

Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Health Services/Education
· Hemoglobin Screenings
· Physical Assessment
· Nutrition Education, Counseling, & Assessment
· Breastfeeding Promotion
· Breast Pump Loan
· Supplemental Food Packages

Other Services
· Head Start, Early Head Start, and Home-
  Based Services

· Hearing & Vision Screenings

Illness Prevention

Communicable Disease
· TB Skin Testing, Prevention, & Treatment
· Immunizations (including Flu & Pneumonia)
· Communicable Disease Investigation
· Sexually Transmitted Disease testing, treatment, &

· Confidential Testing & Counseling
· HIV/ STD’S Prevention & Risk Reduction Education

Food Program
· Food Permit Issuance
· Inspection of Retail Food Stores & Food Service
· Food Establishment Plan Reviews
· Temporary Food Service Inspections
· Complaint Inspections
· Food borne Illness Investigation

Vector Program
· West Nile Surveillance
· Mosquito Control Education

 Water Program
· Water Samples Collected
· Issuance of New Well Permits
· Inspection of New & Existing Wells
· Abandoned Well Sealing

Sewage Program
· Sewage Permit Issuance
· Sewage Contractor Training & Licensing
· Inspection on Private Individual Systems
· Complaint Investigations
· Pumper Truck Inspections & Permits