MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES


COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL

The Communicable Disease Control program strives to provide education and prevention programs to decrease the spread of infectious diseases. This is accomplished through investigation, screening, referrals, and follow-up of residents with a reportable communicable disease.

OPTICAL PROGRAM
The Optical Program works with local optometrists to provide prescription glasses to Medicaid eligible clients. Clients are seen by the optometrist and then bring their prescription to the Health Department for assistance with frame selection, ordering and delivery of the glasses. For more information, contact Jacquie at ext. 118 or Gerry at ext. 112

CHRISTIAN COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS PROGRAM
The Christian County Tuberculosis Program provides TB testing, Histoplasim testing, blood pressure check, and Tuberculosis education. For more information contact the Christian County Tuberculosis Office at 824-4735.

ILLINOIS TOBACCO FREE COMMUNITIES (ITFC)
Funded through a grant from the Illinois Dept. of Public Health, this program supports a variety of tobacco-specific, local health initiatives to address the goals of the ITFC program and the goals of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which are:

  • Prevent the initiation of tobacco use among youth
  • Promote tobacco-use cessation among youth and adults
  • Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Eliminate tobacco related disparities
For more information, contact Deb at 824-4113, ext. 119.

ILLINOIS BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER PROGRAM (IBCCP)
This program, funded through the Illinois Dept. of Public Health, Office of Women's Health, provides free breast and cervical screenings (mammogram and pap test) for women who are eligible. General eligibility guidelines are as follows:
  • 35-64 years of age for pap test
  • 40-64 years of age for mammogram
  • No health insurance coverage or coverage which does not pay for these screenings
  • Annual household income within the following eligibility guidelines:
 
HOUSEHOLD SIZE ANNUAL INCOME
1 $19,140
2 $25,660
3 $32,180
4 $38,700

For more information or to see if you qualify, please contact Gerry at ext. 112.

 
902 W. Springfield Rd Taylorville, IL 62568 Phone: (217)824-4113 Fax (217) 824-4380