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.

Please click on the box below to print a copy of the Covid-19 Consent form for HCHD.  Please fill out the yellow highlighted sections and bring said completed form with you once you are eligible to receive the vaccine at one of our scheduled drive-thru clinics.  Phase restrictions will be posted on our website, along with our Facebook page and on local media outlets for your convenience.  If you have any insurance coverage, please have your insurance card (s) with you, along with ID and/or proof of employment if needed for proof of eligibility at the time of vaccination.  Please Note: You will not  be charged or receive a bill for the allowed billable vaccination administration amount regardless if you have insurance or not.  The vaccine itself is free of charge.

Please click on the following link to review a copy of the Emergency Use Authorizations for the current approved Covid-19 Vaccines that have been given by our facility:

EUAs for Moderna or Pfizer Covid -19 Vaccine

Click below for the link to the Illinois Covid-19 Vaccination Plan:

State of Illinois Covid-19 Vaccination Plan