The Communicable Disease Control Program strives to provide education and prevention programs to decrease the spread of infectious diseases. This is accomplished through investigation, screening, referrals, and follow-up of residents with a reportable communicable disease.
The Smoke-Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82; Public Act 095-0017) is a comprehensive anti-smoking law that took effect in Illinois on January 1, 2008 and bans smoking in most buildings and vehicles used by the general public, used as a place of employment, or owned by the government or other public body.
All indoor public places and workplaces must be smoke-free, including 15 feet from doors, windows and vents. This includes private clubs, public transportation, government vehicles, and common areas of multi-unit housing. There are some exemptions for tobacco retailers, hotels, and long-term care facilities. For more details, see our handout: Smoke-free Illinois FAQ for businesses
Individuals can file a complaint by calling the Illinois Department of Public Health's toll-free complaint line at 866-973-4646 (TTY 800-547-0466, hearing impaired use only) or on-line through this website.
This program, funded through the Illinois Dept. of Public Health, Office of Women's Health, provides free breast and cervical screenings (mammogram and pap test) for women who are eligible. General eligibility guidelines are as follows:
The Christian County Health Department offers optical assistance for individuals on Illinois Medicaid and Meridian Health Managed Care. If you have a current and valid prescription, we can assist you in ordering frames and lenses. If you do not have insurance or choose to "private pay", we still may be able to assist you. No line bifocal, sunglasses, progressive lenses and other features are available. Call for an appointment at (217) 824-4113 Ext. 111.