The purpose of the Marshall County Health Department is to protect and promote the health and wellness of all Marshall County, Illinois residents. The department carries out this purpose year-round by providing services focusing on four key areas: Wellness, Environmental Health, Emergency Preparedness, and Child & Family Health. Located in the Andy Placher Health Services Building in the city of Lacon, the Marshall County Health Department is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m., with the exception of holidays.
What Immunizations Does My Child Need?
How Do I Apply For WIC?
To apply for WIC just call the Marshall County Health Department at 309-246-8074. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have. You can check the WIC Income Guidlines here.
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Help your child – and your whole family – eat healthy and stay physically active. The healthy habits your child learns now can last a lifetime.
What can I do to help my child stay at a healthy weight?
Help your child stay at a healthy weight by balancing what your child eats with physical activity. Two of the best ways to prevent your child from becoming overweight or obese are to:
You are a role model.
Parents are often the most important role models for children. When you choose to eat right and be physically active, your child will be more likely to make those choices, too.
Eating healthy and getting active as a family will also help you spend more quality time together.
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