Personal Health Services

WIC PARTICIPANTS - OUR FARMER'S MARKET COUPONS HAVE BEEN DELAYED. PLEASE CALL 618-233-6170 AT THE END OF JULY TO INQUIRE ABOUT THE STATUS OF OUR FARMER'S MARKET COUPONS!

Personal Health Services offers:

WIC To check eligibility or schedule an appointment, call 618-233-6170 

Childhood Immunizations To schedule an appointment, call 618-825-4500

       CDC Recommended Vaccine Schedules:  Birth to 6 years   7 – 18 years

Better Birth Outcomes (high risk prenatal case managmement)

High Risk Infant Follow Up (high risk infant case management)

Youth in Care (foster children case management)

Illinois Breast & Cervical Cancer Program                                                                                                                                                                                                                For information call (618) 825-4408 or email kathy.weisenstein@co.st-clair.il.us

Children Lead Testing

The St. Clair Health Department intends for the information contained in this site to be used for personal information only.  The Health Department does not intend for this website to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.   The St. Clair County Health Department believes prenatal care is very important and does not intend for the information contained in this site to replace the care provided by your physician.  If you have any health related questions or concerns contact your physician immediately.​

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BREAST CANCER is the most common form of cancer in women. However, if it is detected while still in its earlier stages, breast cancer can be successfully treated. Routine mammograms and breast exams can detect cancer early and provide women with better treatment options and results.

CERVICAL CANCER also is treatable if detected early. There are often no noticeable symptoms, so it is important that women get screened regularly and have a Pap test. The test can find any abnormal changes that could turn into cancer.

The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) provides education, case management and specific screening and diagnostic services for women who meet program guidelines as a means to improve community health status associated with the incidence and mortality linked to breast and cervical cancers.

What are the goals of the program?
Enroll eligible women into program for free services that include: a Clinical Breast Exam (CBE), pelvic exam & PAP test, HPV test, and mammograms, according to program guidelines.

Who is this program/service for? 
Women ages 40 to 64 for breast services
Women ages 21 to 64 for cervical services
Younger symptomatic women or women with increased risk factors

Who is eligible for this program/service?
Eligibility for screening services includes
Uninsured/Underinsured/High Insurance Deductible/High Risk Factors
Women ages 21 – 64, services as listed above
Women already diagnosed with cancer may also qualify for assistance with treatment
Residents of St. Clair, Clay, Clinton, Fayette, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Marion, Washington and Wayne counties

Call for IBCCP Services: 618-825-4408

St. Clair County Health Department provides a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor program, which supports our mothers and helps to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding for the entire family. 

What does a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor do?

THEY SERVE AS ROLE MODELS
Maybe you have never seen a woman breastfeed her baby or talked to another mom about breastfeeding: many women have not. WIC peer counselors have breastfed their infants and can tell you about their experiences, mom to mom.

THEY TEACH CLASSES AND PROVIDE COUNSELING
Breastfeeding peer counselors focus on helping you breastfeed successfully. They provide one-on-one support and telephone counseling, and they teach or assist with group classes. Peer counselors provide valuable breastfeeding assistance so WIC staff can focus on other critical needs.

THEY PROVIDE HOSPITAL COUNSELING WHERE AVAILABLE
Peer counselors may come to the hospital to help you in your first days of breastfeeding. They provide information about what you can expect during the first days and weeks of baby’s life. They also provide follow-up counseling on the phone or in the clinic.

THEY PROVIDE REFERRALS
Peer counselors are trained to help you with normal breastfeeding. If you need special help, they may refer you to a supervisor, breastfeeding coordinator, nurse, nutritionist, lactation consultant, or other health care professional.

THEY RECEIVE TRAINING
Peer counselors have more than personal experience. They take a training course that includes breastfeeding basics, counseling skills, and making referrals. Peer counselors receive ongoing training on how to support prenatal and breastfeeding mothers in WIC programs at home over the telephone.  If you have questions or concerns, they can help.

For more information about breastfeeding or pumping milk for your baby, call or text Erin Grider-Way, BFPC at  618-806-4686, or email erin.way@co.st-clair.il.us. She is happy to answer questions or point you to community resources whether you are on WIC or not.smiley

 


Case Management Programs

  • Better Birth Outcomes
  • High-Risk Infant Follow-up
  • Healthworks of Illinois

What are the goals of these programs?
Improve maternal and child health outcomes.  Promote the health of families through face-to-face visits, health assessments, one-on-one education and appropriate referrals to other area resources.

Who is eligible for these programs and services?

  • High-risk pregnant women, and infants and children 0-24 months of age.
  • DCFS Wards Birth-5 years of age.

Call for risk factor eligibility.

For More Information Contact Personal Health Services at: 618-825-4442.

Illinois DHS Family Case Management site

Vaccinations are required for pre-school and school enrollment in Illinois. Commonly known as “shots,” these required vaccines protect your child from contagious illnesses including chicken pox, diphtheria, hepatitis, measles, meningitis, mumps, pneumonia, polio, rubella, tetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis).

Additional vaccines for the flu and other illnesses are also available for babies, toddlers, pre-school, grade school, and high school children up until their 19th birthday.

Take action to protect your child today!

Call 618-233-6170 to make an appointment

St. Clair County Health Department, 19 Public Square, Suite 150, Belleville, IL 62220

Vaccinations are available every Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with additional evening hours the second Wednesday of each month.

Vaccinations are also available in our Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic for children from birth to 5 years old.

Insurance questions?

Vaccinations are generally covered by private health insurance and public insurance programs including Medicaid, the Vaccines For Children (VFC) program, and All Kids. If you are not enrolled in an insurance program, we can help you to enroll. Your physician and other health care providers may also provide vaccines.

Use the following links to Download more information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Growing Up with Vaccines: What Should Parents Know?
Vaccination schedule for children age 0-6
Vaccination schedule for children and teens age 7-18
Vaccination tracker for children age 0-6

The Vaccines Save Lives Initiative is funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health and administered by the Illinois Public Health Association.

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Program or Service Description:
The Blood Lead Reduction Grant is a long term funding award to the Intergovernmental Grants Dept. (IGD) from Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to contract lead abatement in St. Clair County. In order to fulfill grant requirements, IGD has partnered with the St. Clair County Health Department, which provides special blood lead screening and testing services for children age 6 months to 6 years. In addition, blood lead education and outreach is extended to medical providers, community agencies and the general public.

The Lead Screening program, an assessment tool, is utilized to determine potential risks for children to have elevated Blood Lead levels which can lead to health related problems.

What are the goals of the program?
To assess children that receive health department services for the potential risk of high lead levels and conduct testing and referrals as needed. To follow up on any IDPH reporting of high lead levels in children and enroll those into case management services for follow up on medical care issues.

Who is this program/service for?
Children age 6 months to six years.

Who is eligible for this program/service?
Residents of St Clair County.

For More Information Contact:

St. Clair County Health Department
19 Public Square, Suite 150
Belleville, IL  62220-1624
Telephone: 618-233-6170