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Kankakee County Health Department

  Agency Contact Information:
Address: 2390 West Station Street
Kankakee, IL 60901
Phone: 815.802.9400
Fax: 815.802.9391
TDD Phone: 815.802.9312
Email: info@kankakeehealth.org
Website: www.kankakeehealth.org
  Service Profile:
Service/program name: Breastfeeding Support
Description: KCHD maternal child health staff provides individual telephone counseling, office visits, and breastfeeding classes for women enrolled in KCHD WIC/ Family Case Management.

Service/program name: Environmental Health In-Service Program
Description: Upon request, KCHD staff are available to provide presentations on a variety of topics.

Service/program name: Family Case Management
Description: Provides case management services to pregnant women, infants and children. Case management assists pregnant women and young children with obtaining access to prenatal and child care, immunization and screenings. Must be Medicaid eligible.

Service/program name: Food Sanitation
Description: Inspects and licenses retail food stores and food establishments. Conducts foodborne illness and food service complaint investigations to assure good food handling practices and education for temporary food events, new employees and restaurant staff.

Service/program name: Genetics Screening
Description: Pregnant women, infants and children enrolled in Family Case Management will be screened for the risk of genetic disorder and referred for genetic counseling as appropriate.

Service/program name: HealthWorks
Description: Health Works of Illinois is a collaborative effort between the Department of Children & Family Services and Health and Family Services (Public Aid) and Public Health. The program provides medical case management to DCFS wards up to age six and interim case management for DCFS wards age six and older.

Service/program name: Narcan Training
Description: Free training sessions for first responders, community organizations, business owners, and individuals in the administration of Narcan nasal spray, a reversal drug used to save lives in opioid overdoses.

Service/program name: Immunization Program
Description: KCHD provides required and recommended immunizations for all ages, birth to older adult by appointment. A current immunization record is required for school-aged children. Rabies vaccine is available as indicated for pre/post-exposure. Medicaid and most private insurances are accepted; an income based sliding fee scale is available for those without insurance or under-insured.

Service/program name: Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility (MPE)
Description: KCHD completes Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility (MPE) applications for pregnant women. MPE offers immediate, temporary coverage for outpatient health services to pregnant women who meet income requirements. KCHD refers pregnant women to apply for full Medicaid health insurance coverage. Both MPE and Medicaid are administered by the State of Illinois and administered by the Department of Health & Family Services.

Service/program name: Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
Description: KCHD provides testing for lead poisoning in children 6 months to 6 years of age, and at-risk pregnant women. Case management services are provided for any children with elevated lead levels.

Service/program name: Nuisance and Solid Waste
Description: KCHD investigates a variety of complaints including food, solid waste, and health nuisances occurring within rural Kankakee County. For all nuisances occurring within municipality limits, please contact your local city or village.

Service/program name: Private Wells
Description: KCHD Issues septic system permits, conducts inspections to ensure proper installation, evaluates existing systems, conducts dye tests to determine possible failures, evaluates findings, and makes recommendations.

Service/program name: Private Sewage Disposal
Description: KCHD Issues septic system permits, conducts inspections to ensure proper installation, evaluates existing systems, and performs dye tests to determine possible failures.

Service/program name: Sanitary Survey
Description: KCHD offers the service of performing well and septic evaluations at existing properties. These services are most often requested when a property transaction (either a sale or a refinancing) is taking place, and in many cases is required by a lender and/or buyer.

Service/program name: STD/HIV Counseling & Testing
Description: Provides testing for sexually transmitted diseases including gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, and HIV. Appropriate treatment and referrals available. Anonymous testing is available by appointment.

Walk-in STD Clinic:
Confidential testing for sexually transmitted diseases takes place Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8:30-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm on a first come, first served basis. The fee is $10.00, which covers testing, doctor's visit (when available), and treatment

Service/program name: Body Art/ Tanning
Description: KCHD, along with the Illinois Department of Public Health, sets standards to license and inspect body art and tanning facilities throughout Kankakee County.

Service/program name: Tuberculosis Control
Description: Provides mantoux skin-testing and TB screening questionnaire (for young school-aged children) with appropriate follow up to determine diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis. TB skin-testing is available by appointment.

Service/program name: West Nile Virus Program
Description: KCHD conducts surveillance operations from early spring to late fall to monitor West Nile virus activity throughout Kankakee County.

Service/program name: WIC
Description: Provides nutrition education, health screening and nutritious foods to eligible pregnant women, postpartum and breastfeeding women, their infants, and children to age 5 who have special nutrition and health needs. Provides health and diet assessment. Individual diet/nutrition counseling. Group nutrition education. Health and social service referrals. Coupons for specific nutritious foods.

Service/program name: Infectious Diseases
Description: Investigation and disease surveillance of reportable communicable disease, including TB and food borne illness. Provides education and prevention services.

Service/program name: Health Promotion and Education
Description: KCHD provides community outreach and education on health topics including teen pregnancy prevention, healthy eating and active living, asthma management, tobacco cessation and prevention, and disease prevention for schools and community organizations. The department also provides health related statistics upon request.

Service/program name: Vision and Hearing Screening
Description: The Health Department provides vision and hearing screenings for children in the care of DCFS.

Service/program name: Smoking Prevention/Cessation
Description: Provides prevention programs and tobacco cessation clinics for adults.

Service/program name: Emergency Preparedness
Description: The Kankakee County Health Department plays an important role in emergency preparedness for Kankakee County. KCHD coordinates trainings and drills within the organization and with partners throughout the county and state to be prepared for man-made and natural disasters.

Service/program name: Pregnancy Testing
Description: Pregnancy testing is available by appointment or walk-in. There is a nominal fee or medical insurance is accepted. Women with positive tests receive referral to prenatal care.
  General Information:
Description: Mission: Promote, protect, and monitor the health of all people in the communities we serve.
Vision: Healthy people, thriving communities, achieved through innovative practices
Agency Type: County
Territory/Geographical area: Kankakee County only

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1 Stuart Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901
Email: kan-i-help.org