Ford County Board of Health meets every other month, on the third Tuesday at Gibson Area Hospital East Board Room. Visit “….” To view meeting minutes and agendas.
We administer TB skin tests on any Monday, Tuesday or Friday by appointment.
We monitor local populations of mosquitoes for West Nile infection. This helps us alert the public about areas that are more likely to contain infected mosquitoes. We also monitor state health department reports of West Nile infected birds.
Between May 1 and October 15, birds believed dead less than 48 hours without damage or decay will be submitted for testing:
Go to “Environmental Health - Septic” section of this website for more information and forms.
Go to “Environmental Health - Well” section of this website for more information and forms.
Go to “Environmental Health -Food” section of this website for more information and forms.
We provide immunizations to kids through the federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) program (Uninsured/Underinsured/Medicaid).
We provide some private pay immunizations to kids and adults. Contact our office for details.
Vaccine services available in our office by appointment.
Vision and Hearing Screenings are conducted on children in pre-K through 12th grade at Ford County School Districts, Pre-Schools and Head-Start programs. Also available in our office by appointment.
Adult and Child flu shots are offered in the fall and winter seasons. Visit one of the walk-in clinics or contact our office to schedule an appointment.
In 1996, Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This act set in place certain rules regarding the disclosure of medical privacy policies.
Walk-ins are accepted when appropriate staff is present. Appointments are recommended to ensure staff availability.
These services are available through Gibson Area Hospital WIC Program (http://www.wicprograms.org/co/il-ford). Located at Paxton Community and Wellness Center 711 East Pells, Paxton, IL 60957 (217)579-1087.
Any resident of Ford County qualifies for services from Public Health. Some programs, such as the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program are also available to people from other counties. Some programs require that you meet income guidelines to qualify for services.
Our main office is located at 235 North Taft Street, Paxton, IL 60957.
Public Health is not a "full-service" medical facility. We do not offer primary medical care for adults or children. We do offer a range of services, some of which are also provided in doctors' offices. Our mission is to prevent disease and to lessen the impact of disease. We strive to make our services accessible to anyone in Ford County, and some of our services are available to people in other counties.