Infectious Diseases
(309) 794-7080

 

Programs:

Communicable Disease

The communicable disease program conducts investigative interviews with clients having or suspected of having reportable diseases. The program provides disease information and materials to professional clinicians, clients, international travelers and the general public. To see the listing of Illinois reportable diseases and conditions, click here PDF Document. For information on who must report diseases please click here PDF Document. Posters and flyers of reportable diseases and conditions are also available at the Health Department.To view the current immunization recommendations, click here.

Immigration and Naturalization

The Health Department is a Designated Civil Surgeon appointed by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. Health physicals and immunizations are provided for immigrants seeking U.S. residency.

Immunizations

Immunization administration is provided by appointment for children and adults. To Schedule an appointment call 794-7080. The health department accepts reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid, most Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, along with many other providers. Please check for specific billing information. Health education and materials are available. Click here to view recommended immunizations schedules for all ages.

Influenza Vaccinations

The immunization program offered approximately 75 clinics throughout Rock Island County. The health department accepts reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid, most Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, along with many other providers. Please check for specific billing information. For information on influenza, please visit The Illinois Department of Public Health website.

International Travel

The Health Department provides information on vaccine preventable diseases recommended for international travel, administers immunizations such as tetanus, diphtheria, polio, hepatitis A & B, influenza and pneumonia vaccines and provides documentation on vaccines given.

Refugee Screening Program

The Refugee Screening Program screens all individuals for health problems upon entering the United States.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

STD clinics are available for males on Thursdays from 1:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. Walk in clinic; no appointment needed. Services are available to anyone twelve years of age or older who meet the guidelines for testing and treatment. Call for information regarding fees. Females may be seen at the Women's Health Service at the Health Department, call (309) 794-7088 for more information. Health education is available for groups or individuals.

Tuberculosis

The TB program guides and oversees TB control efforts of local institutions and practitioners in Rock Island County. The program provides consultation regarding TB treatment, contact investigation and infection control practices. TB testing is available for a small fee. Staff can provide education and training to infection control nurses, long-term care facilities, nursing schools, school nurses and community-based organizations and individuals.

Contact Linda Livengood at 558-2901 or llivengood@co.rock-island.il.us

Fact Sheets

Click on the links for information regarding the following:

Anthrax
Head Lice
Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Pneumonic Plague
Shigellosis
Smallpox
Tularemia

To obtain information on other diseases please click here