IMPORTANT: All Services by appointment only.

Following the guidance of IDPH for limiting exposure, Greene County Health Department will temporarily be providing all services by appointment only. For WIC, Immunizations, Flu Shots, TB Skin Testing, Pregnancy Testing, and High Blood Pressure Testing, please call to make an appointment. You will be screened when you arrive for your scheduled visit. Adults: only the individual needing a service may enter. For children: A parent or guardian will be permitted to accompany the child.

COVID VACCINE SIGNUP

Open to IL residents that qualify based on sign up link requirements.
Just click the link and date, the open time slots will show up to schedule.

May 2021

REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS

Greene County Health Department and University of Illinois College of Medicine student Jonathan Knisley are working to collect survey data for the IPLAN, a health plan that is done every 5 years to help the GCHD identify and prioritize county health needs with community input. Please visit: (https://uic.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bCKVy0l1eNqUGQ6) to complete this survey. Your participation is voluntary and appreciated. For more information please contact Molly Peters ([email protected]) or Jonathan Knisley ([email protected]).

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Following the guidance of IDPH in keeping exposure limited, Greene County Health Department will temporarily be providing services by appointment only. All services including WIC, Immunizations, Flu Shots, TB Skin Testing, Pregnancy Testing, and High Blood Pressure Testing will need to call prior to an appointment being made. At your scheduled appointment you will be screened prior to being brought into a room. Please limit to only the individual needing a service to keep exposure risk minimal. Only the parent or guardian will be permitted at the appointment with a child.

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A new chapter in the history of the Greene County Health Department begins with the launch of our new website. We hope you like our new home on the web, and will return here often to find the information you need to keep you and your family safe and well. As you explore our new site you will find information on some new services we’re providing – such as restaurant inspection reports. 

May 2021

Our History & Mission

History

The Greene County Board appointed the first Greene County Board of Health on June 27, 1966.  In 1969, the Greene County Health Department was started on the cusp of the rubella vaccination program. Rubella was a common and widespread infection in the United States. During the last major rubella epidemic 1964-1965, an estimated 12.5 million people got rubella, 11,000 pregnant women lost their babies, 2,100 newborns died, and 20,000 babies were born with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). Rubella was eliminated from the United States in 2004. Once the vaccine became widely used the number of people infected with rubella in the United States dropped dramatically. Greene County health department has been serving prevention and immunizations since 1966.

Mission

The purpose of the Greene County Health Department is to provide the citizens of the County with a healthful environment conducive to physical, mental and emotional health and well being, and the information and the health promotion necessary so that citizens are motivated to insure their own and their families’ health. The Department shall carry out its mission through the:

  1. Provision of Home Health Care Services
  2. Provision of Personal health Services
  3. Promotions of Positive Attitudes About Health and Health Care Services
  4. Development, Promotion and Implementation of Effective Environmental
  5. Health Programs
  6. Improvement of Chronic Disease and Disabilities Including Mental Illness, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse
  7. Coordination and Planning with Other Governmental and Private Entities for a Comprehensive System of Community Health Services