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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.

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 Ford County Public Health Department supports, educates and instructs Ford County residents on how they can receive counseling and …
Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) offers free mammograms, breast exams, pelvic exams and Pap tests to eligible …
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 statewide …
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 …
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