Health Department

Contact Us

1204 Logan Ave.
Belvidere, IL 61008
Phone #: 
815-544-2951
Fax #: 
815-544-2050
Hours: 
M-F 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.

After-Hours Emergency:

If you have a public health emergency after-hours please call the Sheriff's Dispatch Center at 815-544-2144.


 

 

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Our Mission

The mission of the Boone County Health Department is to serve our community by preventing the spread of disease, promoting optimal wellness & protecting the public's health.

 

Hot Topics    

Community Health Assessment

Please share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with us to help Build Our Best Boone. If you live and/or work in Boone County we want to hear from you. The survey is anonymous but by completing this survey, you are helping us better understand our community and your concerns. Your responses are important and the more honest and complete your answers are, the more you help your community identity and address key health issues. It takes about ten minutes to complete, but isn't that a small price to pay to help Build Our Best Boone? Click here to take the survey.

Medication Disposal

In an effort to keep prescription medications from being abused, and to stop accidental poisonings, addiction, and water pollution,the Boone County Drug Prevention Coalition is pleased to announce a permanent location for Boone County residents to dispose of prescription medications.  Please click here for details.

 

A Community Conversation

Click here for a copy of the Community Conversation presentation from November 3, 2016.

 

Lead Poisoning in children is serious....and preventable.

The Boone County Health Department has a grant program in place for Boone County residents that help identify and correct lead paint hazards in homes.  Please see our link to the right entitled "Environmental & Regulatory Services" for facts on lead, to see if you qualify, and to find out how to apply.

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Programs & Services

Please see our brochure for a brief description of our Programs & Services.

 

Our Vision

The vision of the Boone County Health Department will guide & inspire the community to enjoy a high quality of life by:

  • Redefining the role of public health delivery 
  • Creating a culture of health 
  • Advancing health equity 
  • Building strong community engagement & collaboration
  • Attaining national Public Health Accreditation 

Values Statement

We build a culture of excellence through integrity, respect, collaboration, innovation, and responsiveness.  The five pillars are as follows:

  • Integrity - We strive to build the public's trust by maintaining the highest standards of accountability, consistency, and transparency.
  • Respect - We approach all people with compassion and dignity, recognizing the importance of diversity, so that we may enrich the well-being of everyone.
  • Collaboration - We actively engage in partnerships to improve health and support a strong public health system.
  • Innovation - We creatively apply information and research to be a revolutionary leader in public health.
  • Responsiveness - We ensure our work is efficient, timely and responsive to the public's needs, values and priorities.

History 

In 1966, the Boone County Health Council, which was introduced in 1937, was dissolved and the Boone County Health Department (BCHD) was established by resolution. In 1985, Boone county voters passed a referendum allowing the county to levy a tax in support of public health. The department has since met the criteria necessary to be designated as a certified public health department by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

 

Boone County Board of Health

A volunteer, 11-member Board of Health is appointed by the county board chairman and approved by the county board. Illinois state statute requires the board include: two physicians, a dentist, a county board representative, and interested community members. These volunteers serve 3-year terms and represent the community at large. The Board of Health governs health department operational issues such as the annual budget and the development of policy and procedures.  For Board of Health meeting dates, minutes, and agendas, click here.