Personal Health Services

Your St Clair County Health Department offers a wide array of services and  resources for St Clair County citizens’ health care.   If you can’t find the information on our website please contact us:

WIC, children’s immunizations, Family Case Management, Case Management for foster children(HealthWorks of Illinois), Better Birth Outcomes(prenatal case management): call (618) 233-6170

TB tests and info, adult immunizations, communicable disease information: call (618) 825-4434

HIV/AIDS information: call (618) 825-4501 or email susan.rehrig@co.st-clair.il.us or tina.markovich@co.st-clair.il.us

Breast and Cervical cancer information: call (618) 825-4408 or email kathy.weisenstein@co.st-clair.il.us

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

In St. Clair County, 78.9 percent of the moms who participate in WIC breastfeed their babies. WIC provides breastfeeding education classes at no cost to WIC clients, as well as ongoing support to breastfeeding moms.

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

Often in the weeks or months after delivery there is a large decline in breastfeeding rates, even when mothers get off to a good start.  New mothers need support of family, friends and health professionals in order to achieve their own breastfeeding goals. St. Clair County Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are here to help.

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

Nation-wide about 79% of all moms in the United States breastfeed their babies, according to the CDC. (https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/pdf/2014breastfeedingreportcard.pdf)

Additional info can be found at Women’s Health section of the U.S HHS site:  www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding.

Communicable Disease Program/Service Description:
The Department has local responsibility for preventing and maintaining communicable disease control. This is accomplished by identification of communicable disease(s), which put the community at risk. Maintaining systems for the required reporting of infectious disease and stopping disease transmission are priority goals. Prevention measures include early disease identification and reporting, use of control methods to prevent disease transmission and the administration of appropriate vaccines for disease prevention. This is accomplished by use of standardized public health principles and adherence to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Rules and Regulations in coordination with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As an agent for the State of Illinois the Department’s responsibility is the prevention, control and reporting of all communicable diseases locally. 

What are the goals of the program?
Implement the Public Health (IDPH) Rules and Regulations in coordination with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to identify and prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Education, prevention, consultation and referrals services are primary, as well as acting as a collaborative agent for the State of Illinois for the reporting and control of communicable diseases locally.

Who is this program/service for?
The residents of St. Clair County within the eighteen county jurisdictional boundaries expect for tuberculosis control activities which are provided to the entire county. Populations served include all persons through the entire life span including various prenatal prevention services for the prevention of communicable diseases.

Who is eligible for this program/service?
Residents of St. Clair County within eighteen township served by the St. Clair County Health Department. Tuberculosis Services are available to all county residents of St. Clair County.

For More Information Contact 618-825-4434

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

Illinois Women's Health

IDPH funding helps Your St. Clair County Health Department host 'Be Wise' sessions periodically.  Call 825-4494 for details​

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