Environmental Health

The Role of Environmental Health in health maintenance is extremely important. It is the basic element of preventive medicine. Defined as the interrelationship between the environment and the health and well being of man, environmental health is a diversified public health program designed to control adverse conditions. It will ensure to every individual, a standard of living adequate for the maintenance of health through inspections, consultations, education, and enforcement. These measures will reinforce traditional sanitary inspection and quality control programs to reduce widespread occurrence of diseases.

In case of fire or hazard at the establishment after hours call 800-404-1942

Read health inspection reports for Greene County restaurants?

You can find the health inspection reports for Greene County restaurants here.

Why has a boil order been called? Is it safe to drink the water?

A boil order is called when the water coming from your tap is not safe for consumption. This includes drinking, brushing your teeth, cooking, and washing your fruits and vegetables. You should use bottled water until the boil order is lifted. You can find more information about boil orders here.

Get help with getting my well drinking water tested (Private water supply)?

You can contact the Greene County Health Department Environmental Health Staff for assistance with private water supply testing procedures and charges at (217) 942-6961, option #3. You can also visit our page for more information.

Get my home tested for radon?

Current guidance indicates that you should test your home every 2 years.  You can order a test here.

Get more information on getting my food certification?

New regulations from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) require that Certificate candidates MUST attend an approved 8-hour Food Protection Manager Course. You can get more information on the food protection manager certification courses, including fees, here.

Report an environmental health concern (Food Service, Septic System, Illegal Dumping, Etc)
If you suspect or need to report a public health incident you can reach the Greene County Health Department by calling 800-404-1942 and a staff member will contact you as soon as possible.