The communicable disease program conducts investigative interviews with clients having or suspected of having reportable diseases. The program provides disease information and materials to professional clinicians, clients, international travelers and the general public. To see the listing of Illinois reportable diseases and conditions, click here . For information on who must report diseases please click here . Posters and flyers of reportable diseases and conditions are also available at the Health Department.To view the current immunization recommendations, click here.
Immigration and Naturalization
The Health Department is a Designated Civil Surgeon appointed by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. Health physicals and immunizations are provided for immigrants seeking U.S. residency.
Immunization administration is provided by appointment for children and adults. To Schedule an appointment call 794-7080. There is a fee for administering vaccines and a fee for vaccines not provided by the state health department (ex. Hepatitis A and B for adults). Health education and materials are available. Click here to view recommended immunizations schedules for all ages.
The immunization program offered approximately 75 clinics throughout Rock Island County. Medicare and Medicaid pay for the vaccinations for their recipients and a fee is charged to those who are not covered. No one is denied if they are unable to pay. For information on influenza, please visit The Illinois Department of Public Health website.
The Health Department provides information on vaccine preventable diseases recommended for international travel, administers immunizations such as tetanus, diphtheria, polio, hepatitis A & B, influenza and pneumonia vaccines and stamps booklets to document such vaccinations.
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Refugee Screening Program
The Refugee Screening Program serves individuals who are required to be screened for health problems upon entering the United States.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
STD clinics are available for males on Thursdays from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Appointments are preferred. Services are available to anyone twelve years of age or older who meet the guidelines for testing and treatment. Call for information regarding fees. Females may be seen at the Women's Health Service at the Health Department. Health education is available for groups or individuals.
The TB program guides and oversees TB control efforts of local institutions and practitioners in Rock Island County. The program provides consultation regarding TB treatment, contact investigation and infection control practices. The intradermal Mantoux tuberculin skin test is provided to the general public for a small fee. Staff provide education and training to infection control nurses, long-term care facilities, nursing schools, school nurses and community-based organizations and individuals.
Contact Jody Bostrom at (309) 558-2820 or by E-mail .
Click on the links for information regarding the following:
Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
To obtain information on other diseases please click here .
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