Our Mission

The Hamilton County Health Department is dedicated to working with individuals, other health care providers, community agencies and organizations, and the community at large--to monitor, guard, improve and protect health and safety in our community.


Our Responsibilities

Plan for Prevention Health Needs of Community: collect and assess community health data, develop policies and programs based on community need, and work with other providers to assure community health needs are being met.

Monitor and Respond to Disease Outbreaks: collect information on all communicable disease cases and who their contacts are, to limit and prevent the spread of disease.

Plan for and respond to a disaster or bioterrorism event in our community: work with other agencies and health care and emergency response professionals to plan for a unified response to disaster.

Protect the Environment: inspect and license all food services, private sewage systems and private water sources. 

Provide Clinical Preventive Services: immunizations and screenings are provided with a focus on individuals underserved by the private system.

Provide prevention education to help individuals stay healthy.

•Assist targeted high risk groups in seeking medical and social services.


The Hamilton County Health Department is working to improve health and safety in Hamilton County.

Notice of Temporary Change of Hours and Services

Due to CDC recommendations for social distancing, starting immediately the Hamilton County Health Department will have limited hours and services.  Therefore, we will not be accepting any walk-ins at this time.  In order to protect our clients, staff and community we will be offering WIC, Family Case Management and Immunizations Services by appointment, with only the patient or parent/guardian/child being allowed to enter the building for said appointments.

Please call our office at 618-643-3522 and leave a message to cancel/schedule an appointment.  Our office voicemail will be checked daily.  

If you need immediate assistance with WIC, Family Case Management, or Immunizations please call LaDonna at 618-383-1199.  For Environmental Health and Emergency calls please contact Jeff Jake at 618-599-9748 or Clark Griffith at 618-516-1784. 

For any questions regarding the Coronavirus, please call the IDPH COVID-19 Hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email DPH.SICK@illinois.gov .  You can also go to the IDPH COVID-19 site at https://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus  or the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Do you have questions regarding the Restore Illinois Phase 3 Plan?  Click the following link   https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/Pages/RestoreILP3.aspx for more information.