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:

815-985-5847


 

 

Daily School Absenteeism Form

Our Mission

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

 

Hot Topics   

West Nile Virus Season Has Begun

West Nile Virus is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito.  Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds.  Infected mosquitos can then spread the virus to humans and other animals.

In an effort to track the presence of West Nile Virus, the Boone County Health Department is asking residents to call our office at 815-544-2951, Ext. 2 if they find a dead bird on their property.  We can then determine if it is an appropriate specimen to send for testing for WNV.

Because mosquitos can breed in any standing water that is present for more than five days, and typically stay within a one mile radius of their breeding site, residents should also ensure that there is no stagnant water on or near their property.  To reduce the mosquito population around your home and property, eliminate all standing water and debris.  Click here to view a flyer that shows common spots on a property where water can collect or poor maintenance can become a problem.

Please click on either of the links below to view fact sheets, frequently asked questions, statistics, and other information regarding West Nile Virus in Illinois.

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Need a sports or school physical for the upcoming 2015/2016 school year? 

See the two options below for your child's physical:

  • To view the flier for dates, times and what to bring to the clinics in our office at 1204 Logan Ave., click here.
  • To view the flier for dates, times and what to bring to the clinics in the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile that will be set up in our parking lot at 1204 Logan Ave., click here. 

You will need the following forms to bring with for sports and school physicals:

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Measles- Know the Facts

Click here for information

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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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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.