Community Health

Child and Adult Immunization Program Provides vaccine to children and adults to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. 
Lead Program Offers lead testing to children between the ages of 6 months to 6 years – which helps identify children …
Tuberculosis Program Dedicated to the prevention and control of Tuberculosis. Offers 1 and 2 step TB testing. 
Illinois Tobacco FCPHD supports, educates and instructs Ford County residents on how they can receive free nicotine replacement products through Illinois Tobacco …
Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) Promotes early detection of breast and cervical cancer by providing free screening and diagnostic services to uninsured women. 
Communicable Disease Program Protects Ford County residents from contracting and transmitting infectious diseases through active surveillance, investigations, diagnostic screenings, referrals, and reporting …
Pregnancy Testing Free pregnancy testing and information to all women in Ford County. 
Free blood pressure screening to all Ford County Residents. 
Vision and Hearing Testing Screenings offered to Ford County preschool through high school aged children With suspected hearing and/or vision impairments. 
Dental Sealant Program The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) receives an annual federal Maternal and Child Health block grant to fund a …

Environmental Health

Well and Septic Program Enforces regulations governing the installation and/or sealing of private well and installation of sewage systems. 
Food Sanitation Program Promotes food safety and protects foodborne illness by performing food service inspections which follows Illinois State Regulations and Ford …
Radon Program Encourages Ford County residents to check radon levels of their home by offering free radon test kits. 
West Nile Program Surveys mosquito pools and collects/submits dead birds to monitor the presence of West Nile Virus in Ford County. 
Emergency Preparedness Promotes awareness and encourages Ford County residents to prepare in advance for natural, technological, chemical and manmade hazards that …
Illinois Liquor Control The Ford County Public Health Department is responsible for all annual and follow up inspections for all business' in Ford …

Senior Services

Caregiver Advisory Services Provides information, assistance and support to caregivers. 
Community Care Program In-home assistance program for people 60 years of age or older. 
Senior Information Services (SIS) Provides information and assistance regarding services available to seniors and adults with disabilities. 
Adult Protective Services Ford County Public Health Department investigates suspected emotional, financial exploitation, physical abuse and neglect to an individual 60 years …
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Provides assistance, information and support to grandparents and other relatives age 55 years and older who are raising grandchildren …
  • Agency on Aging
  • Community Care Coordination
  • DHS
  • CDC
  • Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services