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.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Boone County Health Department is to protect and promote health in Boone County.

 

Hot Topics   

CONSUMER WARNING:

Illegally manufactured Mexican-style cheese causing foodborne illness

UN ALERTA PARA CONSUMIDORES: 

Queso de estilo mexicano fabricado en forma ilegal causa intoxicacion alimentaria

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 Information on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

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You're Invited!

If you are in the food service industry, join us at our annual food workshop on April 15, 2014 to learn about the new requirements in the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Code and review information about safe food handling.  Click here for more details on location and times.  Click here for the RSVP/Registration form to sign up.

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Due to illnesses recently reported to the Boone County Health Department that have Norovirus-like symptoms, we would like to educate everyone on how to prevent the spread of this type of illness.  To help keep you and your family healthy, please click here for a fact sheet on Norovirus and Norovirus-like viruses.

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We now offer Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Testing.  See the following links for more details.

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Misuse of Antibiotics Increases Deadly Superbugs - click to read news release from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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 Information on Bed Bugs:

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Programs & Services

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

 

Our Vision

The BCHD will be recognized throughout the State of Illinois as:

  • A catalyst to inspire and guide the community towards optimal health;
  • A creative and innovative leader in quality public health program delivery;
  • A model in public health program performance measurements;
  • A team of public health professionals who exemplify common core values and goals.

 

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.