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Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is the county health department for Ford County and provides comprehensive health services and programs to the community through a workforce of 10 public health professionals – all dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Ford County residents and the communities in which they live, learn, work, worship, and play. To learn more about the services and programs we offer, please click on the service descriptions below, or contact our office by calling (217) 379-9281, or emailing info@fordcountyphd.org.

2020 Census

2020 Census Ford County Public Health Department Is a 2020 Census Partner The Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) partnered with the U.S. …

Community Health

Child and Adult Immunization Program Provides vaccine to children and adults to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. 
Lead Program Through the Illinois Lead Program, Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) offers lead testing to children age 6 and younger, …
Tuberculosis (TB) Program Ford County Public Health Department offers one and two-step Tuberculosis (TB) testing. TB testing is available for $20.00 or is …
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. 
Blood Pressure Screening Ford County Public health Department offers free blood pressure screenings to all Ford County residents. Screenings can be obtained at …
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 …
Opioid Overdose Reversal Training and Naloxone Distribution Opioid Overdose Reversal Training and Naloxone Distribution Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing …
Medical Cannabis Registry Program Ford County Public Health Department can help qualifying individuals with completing an application for the Medical Cannabis Registry Program.  Staff …

Environmental Health

Well and Septic Program Enforces regulations governing the installation and/or sealing of private well and installation of sewage systems. Environmental Health Services is …
Food Sanitation Program The Food Sanitation Program protects every individual consuming food in Ford County from foodborne illness by enforcing the Ford County …
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

Adult Protective Services Break the silence. Report abuse. Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is the Adult Protective Services (APS) Provider Agency for Ford …
Caregiver Advisory Services Family caregivers serve as a critical component in providing the long-term care needs of older adults. Caring for someone is …
Choices for Care Making decisions about long-term care can be overwhelming. Choices for Care is a program that works with you, your family …
Community Care Program What is the Community Care Program? The Community Care Program (CCP) offers services and supports to qualifying older Illinoisans to …
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren You are not alone. Throughout the generations, children have been cared for by their extended families. If you are, or …
Senior Information Services (SIS) Senior Information Services (SIS) can help you navigate life’s difficult questions, scenarios, and choices, all while keeping you at the …
Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP), which is a free statewide health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers. …
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