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.

 

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It's Flu Season!!  Get vaccinated!!  You can stop in to our walk in clinic at 1204 Logan Ave., on Wednesdays from 1-4pm, or make an appointment for another day/time by calling 815-544-9730, or visit us at one of our offsite clinics listed below.

  • Pearl Place Apartments, 520 Pearl St., Belvidere
    • Tuesday, October 14, 11:00 am - 12 noon
  • Keen Age Center, 2141 Henry Luckow Ln., Belvidere
    • Monday, October 20, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Belvidere South Middle School, 919 E. 6th St., Belvidere
    • Thursday, October 23, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Shadley Apartments, 1151 Nettie St., Belvidere
    • Tuesday, October 28, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Immanuel Lutheran - Crown Point, 925 Belvidere Rd., Belvidere
    • Thursday, October 30, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Below is a list of forms that you may print out and fill out to bring to the clinic with you.

Forms of payment accepted:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit/Debit
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare Part B

Following are fact sheets regarding flu shots:

 

Ebola - Know the Facts:

 

 http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/

 

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Pregnant? How Exciting!!

We'd love for you to join us for some pampering and fun!  Boone County Health Department is proud to announce the kickoff of "Becoming a Mom/Comenzando Bien" Prenatal Classes for expecting families.  There will be education on prenatal care, nutrition, labor/delivery, feeding baby, and infant care.

In addition we will have fun activities, raffles for free baby gear, dinner is provided, and transportation is available.  Click here to learn more.

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Find out more about Enterovirus & Enterovirus (EV-D68) below:

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New Immunization Requirements for 2014-15 School Year

To help prevent illness and outbreaks due to vaccine-preventable diseases, Illinois is implementing new immunization requirements for the 2014-2015 school year. Beginning this year, children entering school at any grade level (kindergarten through 12) need to show proof of having received two doses each (instead of just one) of rubella and mumps vaccines. In addition, any child entering kindergarten, sixth grade or ninth grade for the first time shall show proof of having received two doses of varicella (chicken pox) vaccine. 

For the following school year, 2015-2016, students will need to show proof of having received a meningococcal vaccination, something that is currently not required. For school entrance, students must show proof of diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, haemophilus influenza type b, hepatitis b, varicella and pneumococcal (depending on age) vaccinations. More information about immunizations, including vaccination schedules, visit www.idph.state.il.us/about/shots.htm.

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

The Boone County Health Department has a new 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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 Information on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

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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.

Please note that we will not have an immunization clinic on Wednesday, September 24, 2014.  We apologize for the inconvenience.