Maternal and Child Health Services

Women Infants & Children (WIC) Program

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program which provides nutrition education and specific nutritional foods that are tailored to meet the needs of pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women; infants up to 1 year; and children 1 to 5 years of age. WIC participants must meet the program requirements of residency, income, and nutritional risk. A breastfeeding peer counselor is available for clients who need breastfeeding support. The health department provides a breastfeeding friendly environment for clients.  Call 815-284-3371 Ext: 2122 for more information or to sign up.

Family Case Management

Case management services are provided at no cost to pregnant women and infants under the age of one year who meet specific income guidelines. An assessment of needs, referrals to service providers, follow-up, education and home visits are provided. Follow-up is provided on abnormal hearing and abnormal newborn screening results. Medical case management services are also provided to DCFS wards in the HealthWorks Program. Call 815-284-3371 Ext: 2122 for more information.

High Risk Follow Up Program

Infants referred through APORS (Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Reporting System) are provided with home visits on a periodic basis. A physical and developmental assessment is completed. Referrals to other service providers are also made. Call 815-284-3371 Ext: 2122 for more information.

Immunization Program

Immunization clinics are held Monday through Friday by appointment. Numerous types of vaccines are available depending on age and qualifications including uninsured and under-insured. Limited vaccine is available for children with insurance coverage and for those over 19 years old. Call 815-284-3371 Ext: 2124 for information. Medicaid and most private insurances are accepted.

Cathy FergusonMaternal and Child Health Services