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.
8/19/2014 from 1pm-4pm at the Marshall County Health Department. No appointments necessary, a parent or legal guardian must accompany any child under the age of 18. You must bring your child's up to date immunization record. If you have further questions, just give us a call at 309-246-8074.
"Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare"
The Marshall County Health Department is partnering with the Ready Campaign for National Preparedness Month starting September 1st. The 2014 Preparedness Month theme is "Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare." America’s PrepareAthon! builds on this foundation by encouraging millions of Americans to focus on a simple, specific activity that will increase preparedness. Take action by participating in America’s PrepareAthon! on or around September 30. To Register please visit: http://www.community.fema.gov/connect.ti/AmericasPrepareathon Each week also has a preparedness theme, check back to the website weekly for more information on each theme.
• Week 1 – How to… Reconnect with Family After a Disaster.
• Week 2 – Know How To plan for specific needs before a Disaster.
• Week 3 – How to… Build an Emergency Kit.
• Week 4 & 5 – How to… Practice for an emergency.
Reconnecting with Family After a Disaster - After a disaster occurs, everyone is trying to make sure that their family and friends are safe. A family emergency evacuation and communication plan is key to ensuring everyone can be found quickly and will give you peace of mind after disaster strikes. It is important to create these plans before a disaster occurs.
For more tips and information please visit: http://www.ready.gov/kids/make-a-plan
As of April 1, 2014, open enrollment for the federal Marketplace insurance exchange has closed. Insurance through the Marketplace will be available again during the next open enrollment period starting on November 15, 2014 and going through February 15, 2015. As with most things there are some exceptions, such as certain life events, ie: marriage, birth, job/insurance loss, etc.that could create a special enrollment period. The Marketplace is a website that will help you apply for coverage, compare insurance options, and enroll in health coverage.
Unlike the Marketplace, Medicaid is always open enrollment. For more information, visit www.getcoveredillinois.gov or call the Marshall County Health Department and ask to speak with Susan @ 309-246-8074.
To view Food Safety Scores, click here, or go to Environmental Health and visit the Food Safety page.
The Marshall County Board of Health is in the process of reviewing and updating the Private Sewage Disposal System Ordinance. As part of that process the Board of Health is seeking input from the public. A copy of the Ordinance titled Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems can be found here or at the Health Department Office located at: 319 6th Street, Lacon, IL. Comments can be either mailed to the Health Department at: P.O. Box 156, Lacon, IL 61540 or submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I Spy. Play “I Spy” in the produce section when grocery shopping.