If you’re looking for information on our Public Health Services, you’re in the right place. We’ve changed the name of this division to Personal Health Services, which more accurately reflects the spirit of the work we do. Our staff serves area communities by providing nursing services in homes, in schools, at work, and in the Health Department.

We maintain nursing staff to assist Greene County’s communities in prevention, education and assurance of resources. Personal Health Services provide assistance to families with challenges related to communicable disease, maternal and child health, and nutrition. We also provide a host of services for acute and chronically ill residents through both education and preventative measures.

Services offered through the Personal Health Division of the Greene County Health Department include:

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
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.

Know if you have a specific brand of the COVID-19 vaccine in stock?

We work diligently to be able to provide all COVID -19 vaccines that are available at each of our clinics.  You can see which vaccines we have available here.

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 if I can get my booster shot (COVID-19)?

The Greene County Health Department in conjuction with the Illinois Department of Public Health reccomend that all indivuduals age 18 and up recieve a booster shot, six months after recieving your second Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or two months after recieving the one dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.  More information about this reccomendation can be found here.

Get more information on COVID-19 cases in Greene County?

You can follow our Facebook page for daily update, stay up to date with Greene County COVID-19 information and resources on our website, or by visiting the Illinois Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Statistics page.

Our most recent update 11/18/2021:

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To learn more about quarantine guidance?

On December 2, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new options for public health authorities to consider for establishing quarantine time frames for contacts of persons with SARS-CoV-2.

The CDC currently recommends a quarantine period of 14 days. Further, local public health authorities determine and establish quarantine options for their jurisdictions and may decide to continue using a 14-day period and/or shortened options for certain lower risk close contacts. However, the following options to shorten quarantine are acceptable alternatives:

  • Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during any day of the daily monitoring period. With this strategy, residual post-quarantine transmission risk is estimated to be about 1% with an upper limit of about 10%.
  • Quarantine can end after Day 7 if a RT (Reverse Transcriptase)-PCR test is negative and if no symptoms were reported during any day of the daily monitoring period. The earliest a specimen may be collected and tested would be on Day 6 with quarantine being discontinued no earlier than Day 8. With this strategy, the residual post-quarantine transmission risk is estimated to be about 5% with an upper limit of about 12%.  This option is not recommended for children in daycares or K-12 schools.

Due to the risk of severe illness and congregate transmission, IDPH recommends the full 14-day quarantine period rather than the shortened options described above in congregate living settings with vulnerable populations, such as skilled care and correctional facilities. 

You can learn more about quarantine and testing options here.

Get help with immunizations, including TB Skin Testing and Flu shots?

You can get more information on immunizations on our page or by giving us a call at (217) 942-6961, option #5. You can also view our 2021 immunization schedule here.

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.

Get more information or enroll in the WIC Nutrition Program?

The Women, Infant, and Children’s Program (WIC) is a federally funded supplemental food and health program. Click here for more information or give us a call at (217) 942-6961 and choose option #5.

Contact a staff nurse?

You can reach our nursing staff Monday thru Friday 8AM till 4PM at (217) 942-6961 Option # 6.