Health Department

Nursing

Nursing

 Our Mission

To preserve, protect, and promote the health and well-being of Grundy County

Our Vision

Healthy People, Thriving Communities, and Vibrant Futures

NURSING

Kathryn Harrison, RN

Director of Nursing

The Nursing Division provides services directed to improving and maintaining the physical health of county residents. For more information on the following services, please call (815) 941-3404. For inquires, comments, questions, or concerns, please email us at contact@grundyhealth.com and please include your name, phone number, and brief message.

Blood Pressure

Clinic hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. No appointment necessary. Walk-in’s welcome.

For more information, call (815) 941-3404.

Brochure: Nursing Services

Click HERE to view the Nursing Services Brochure.

Communicable Disease

Investigation and reporting of communicable diseases per Illinois Dept. of Public Health. Includes STD and HIV/AIDS.  Referral for testing and treatment. Call (815) 941-3404 for more information.

Mandated reporters, such as health care providers, hospitals and laboratories, must report suspected or confirmed cases of the listed diseases to the local health department within the number of days or hours indicated in parentheses on the attached poster. Any reports of animal bites need to be immediately reported to Grundy County Animal Control at 815-942-9214.

Please see the below link for the complete list of Illinois Reportable Diseases.

Infectious Disease Reporting (illinois.gov)

Mandated reporters, such as health care providers, hospitals and laboratories, must report suspected or confirmed cases of the listed diseases to the local health department within the number of days or hours indicated in parentheses on the attached poster. Any reports of animal bites need to be immediately reported to Grundy County Animal Control at 815-942-9214.

Illinois Department of Public Health Confidential Morbidity Report of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Family Case Management

Family Case Management (FCM) services are for pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women and infants. The program includes medical and nutrition education, home visits, and resource referral information for the promotion of proper growth and development.

  • APORS (Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Reporting System), a division of case management, supports infants born with specialized medical needs and provides early intervention services for any identified problems or delays. Infants and families in the APORS program will receive specialized visits from a public health nurse and follow up care for the first 2 years of the child’s life to address.
  • Healthworks program is specialized for foster families living in Grundy County with children up to age 6. HealthWorks case managers assist families in making sure that all routine medical, dental, and vision/hearing exams are completed at appropriate times for the child’s age. HealthWorks case managers are also available to assist in referrals for other local services that may be needed.
Fluoride Varnish Treatment

What is a Fluoride Varnish Treatment? In a short 15 minute visit, a clear sealant will be applied to help prevent cavities and strengthen teeth. The application and basic assessment of teeth will be done by a Public Health Nurse. THIS DOES NOT TAKE THE PLACE OF A DENTIST VISIT.

  • Recommended for ages 6 months to 35 months
  • Check with insurance carrier for coverage
  • Out of pocket cost is $30 per treatment
Immunization

Vaccination is one of the best ways to be protected from 17 potentially harmful diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very serious, may require hospitalization, or even be deadly – especially in infants, young children and older adults. Learn more from the CDC.

 What diseases are prevented by vaccines?

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • COVID-19
  • Diphtheria
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Hib
  • Measles
  • Meningococcal
  • Mumps
  • Polio
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rotavirus
  • Rubella
  • Tetanus
  • Whooping Cough

Child Immunizations

Vaccines are available to children aged 2 months to 19 years who are eligible for the VFC (Vaccines for Children) program and:

  • Are enrolled in Medicaid
  • Do not have insurance
  • Are underinsured (health insurance does not pay for immunizations)
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native

Adult Immunizations

Vaccines are available for all adults aged 19 and older. Both immunizations for children and adults are available by appointment on Tuesday and Thursday.

Additional Vaccine Information

Additional vaccine information may be found at the following websites:

Immunizations Birth Thru 18 years of age

Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years

United States

Please visit www.cdc.gov for complete immunization details and information (0-18yrs)

Catchup Immunizations

Catch-up Immunization Schedule

For persons age 4 months through 18 years who start late or who are more than 1 month behind — United States

Please visit www.cdc.gov for complete immunization details and information (0-18yrs)

Adult Immunizations

Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, by Vaccine and Age Group

United States, 2018

Please visit www.cdc.gov for complete immunization details and information.

Lead Program

Lead Case Management services are available for those families living in Grundy County with a child 0-15 years old. In the event blood work detects lead levels at 5 ug/dL or higher in your child’s blood, a public health nurse will reach out to the parent or caregiver to conduct an interview and aid in helping the family remove possible causes of the blood lead. The health department offers blood lead testing services by appointment. Lead testing involves a poke to the child’s finger or heel and the sample being sent out to the Illinois Department of Public Health lab for processing. Results generally available within a week and testing can be billed to Medicaid and other private insurances.

Families of Lead Exposed Children (illinois.gov)

Childhood Lead Risk Questionnaire

Childhood Lead Exposure High Risk  Zip Codes

Tuberculosis Testing

TB skin tests (TST) are performed to determine exposure to the tuberculosis (TB) germ. The cost is $15.00 for a 1 step and $30.00 for a 2 step.  Must be available to have the test placed and return for the reading in 48-72 hours.

WIC – Women, Infants and Children’s Nutrition Program

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a nutrition program for pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who meet financial guidelines. WIC provides FREE educational information, referrals, and healthy foods to women and children. To see if you are eligible for WIC please click here or call our WIC office directly at 815-941-3118 to speak with our WIC Clerk. WIC clinic hours are 8am-4pm Monday through Friday. Additional hours available to accommodate working and school hours are available upon request.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

5/5/2022

What foods are provided on WIC?

  • iron-fortified infant formula AND/OR breastfeeding help
  • milk
  • eggs
  • cheese
  • juice
  • cereal
  • beans
  • peanut butter
  • whole grains
  • tortillas
  • fruits and vegetables

Are you already enrolled in the WIC program and looking for the WIC website? For those families already on our WIC program and looking for the online education site we use, go to https://wichealth.org for education on nutrition, breastfeeding, and recipe ideas.

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