Douglas County Health Department
As a certified health department, the Douglas County Health Department serves Douglas County, Illinois.
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About Douglas County Health Department
The Douglas County Health Department was formed in 1966 by Resolution of the Douglas County Board. The Health Department remains committed to the provision of services that are necessary to promote and protect the public health of both visitors and residents.
In 2007, construction began on the expansion of the current building. In the beginning of 2008, The Douglas County Health Department opened the doors to its own Dental and Health Clinic. The clinic and the addition of on-site lab processing capabilities has allowed the health department to better serve the community.
As a certified health department, the Douglas County Health Department is responsible for several programs as well as many other public health services. Programs are grouped into divisions relating to either nursing, environmental health or health education. All programs have an educational component. The goal of this department is to increase the awareness and number of persons reached in this educational process.