Health Department

Our Mission

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


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RECALL:  Click here to read about a recall of caramel apples due to possible contamination with Listeria.


Did you know pregnant women can get their flu shot at any point during pregnancy? The flu shot is the best way to protect pregnant women and their babies from the flu 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.

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:


If you as the parent cannot come with your child to the clinic when they are to receive immunizations, and choose to send another adult with them instead, please fill out and send with them the below consent form that authorizes a non-parent to access routine health care treatment and services for your child in your absence.


Ebola - Know the Facts:



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.


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.



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.