Our Community Health Division works to build individual and community capacity by increasing self-sufficiency and health knowledge, also known as health literacy, through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling/support, and social support.

Though you don’t hear the term health literacy that often, it is a critical piece of your health.  By improving our health literacy we can help prevent health problems and protect the health of our community, as well as better manage problems and unexpected events.   Our Community Health Division is committed to ensuring that you have the latest, most accurate information you need to protect your health!


Greene County Violence Prevention

2 Locations to Serve You:

Oasis Women’s Center
24 Hr. Hotline: 1(888)244-1978
Address: 111 Market Street . Alton, IL 62002
Office: (618) 465-1978

Crisis Center
24 Hr. Hotline: 1(877) 243-5357
Address: 325 9th Ave. Jacksonville, IL 62650
Office: 1(217)243-4357

Greene County Violence Prevention

Community Health FAQS

Need help finding resources like utility assistance, rental assistance, funeral expenes, etc?

Sometimes you may need help but dont know where to turn.  Our team can help try to link you to services that fit your needs.  Feel free to reach out to us at (217) 942-6961 x124

Need support in recovery from opioid addiction?

Our peer support program is a process whereby our staff with lived or living experience provides support for others by explicitly drawing on these experiences.  Click here

Want to know more about your opioid education or Naloxone distribution program?

Coming Soon– GCHD will offer the residents of Greene County opioid education and a naloxone training/distribution program.  We have formed a team that has lived experience with opioids to ensure that the education program is community-centered.  If you or  your organization is interested in participating in or receiving opioid education, please feel free to reach out to us at (217) 942-6961 x124 or email us at [email protected]

Get help to quit smoking?

The Greene County Health Department Community Intervention Plan works to eliminate exposure to tobacco smoke; promote quitting in adults and youth; prevent initiation; and works to identify and address the needs of the population affected by tobacco use disparities. You can find more information on the Greene County Health Department Community Intervention Plan here.

In partnership with the Illinois Tobacco Quitline, the Greene County Health Department is proud to offer free resources for tobacco users wishing to quit for good!  You can reach the Illinois Tobacco Quitline at (866) Quit-Yes or by visiting their website.

Know where I can get the COVID-19 vaccine?

The Greene County Health Department is working hard to ensure that anyone who is interested can receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Be sure to check out the COVID-19 vaccine page for more info.  See below for our upcoming clinics.  At this time, no appointment is necessary.  We do not anticipate this to change moving forward.  

Clinics are open to the public and vaccines are free of charge. Be sure to follow us on Facebook!

Have more questions?  Give us a call at (217) 942-6961 Ext. 124

Know where to get tested for COVID-19?

There are many area locations that test for COVID-19.  Please contact your primary care provider to determine if testing is appropriate for you.

The Greene County Health Department, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Illinois Department of Public Helath all maintain agreements with many providers and pharmacy chains to provide testing to this community.  

For more information regarding testing in our area or to schedule an appointment call or visit Boyd Healthcare Services, JCH, CVS , or Walgreens.