Health Services

 

Notice of Privacy Practices

Notice of Privacy Practices


Fee Discount Eligibility

 

Many of our services can be offered at a discount for those who qualify. Please speak with a public health nurse or STD staff to determine your eligibility.

For more information, call 217-535-3102 for Health Services.



Clinic

 

Adult Services

Anyone the age of 12 or older who may have been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease (STD) is encouraged to make an appointment. If a disease is found, treatment will be provided at the time of the visit. STD counseling services are included.

Treatment of Minors Administrative Code

What to Expect When Visiting Our Adult Clinic

Sangamon County Department of Public Health

Information that you need to know about our adult clinic services and testing:

Services we offer: STD testing, STD education, Vaccines for Hep A, Hep B and Gardasil for HPV protection, Partner Services, treatment of STDs and genital wart treatments.

All visits are strictly confidential!

Average visit time is about 1 hour. This includes paperwork time, counseling, testing, examination results and treatment if needed. Average treatment-only visit is about 15 minutes.

Tests we offer include: Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Hepatitis C, HIV, and Herpes. In women only we can look for Trichomoniasis (Trich), yeast, and Bacterial Vaginosis (BV).

Please bring your insurance or medical card to your visit. If you do not have a card and need financial assistance, please bring proof of income (recent pay stubs, social security, etc.).

Methods of payment we take are: cash, check, debit and credit cards.

Should I Get Tested?

Sangamon County Department of Public Health

We recommend STD/HIV testing for anyone who:

  • Is sexually active
  • Has unprotected sex
  • Injects drugs and shares needles
  • Exchanges sex for money or drugs
  • Is a man that has unprotected sex with other men
  • Has a partner who has been diagnosed with STD/HIV
  • Has a new partner or more than one partner in the last 3 months
  • Has unprotected sex with an injection drug user or a man who has sex with other men

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Links

Sangamon County Department of Public Health

Chlamydia
Gonorrhea
Hepatitis C
Herpes
HIV/AIDS
HIV Care Connect
HPV and Cancer
Scabies
Syphilis
Trichomoniasis

Non-Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Bacterial Vaginosis
Candida

What Is That Bump?

Sangamon County Department of Public Health

Genital Warts? Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) causes genital warts. It is spread by skin on skin contact with an infected person. Some of these warts can go on to cause cervical or penile cancer.

You can have those warts treated at the Sangamon County Department of Public Health (SCDPH). We use an 80% Trichloracetic Acid treatment to kill the virus, or provide a cream that you can apply to help them disappear. Cost is $15.00 per acid treatment. You can be treated once a week until they are gone.

If you are concerned about genital warts, please ask our intake counselor for more information. You can also look at the information about HPV on our website provided by the CDC.



PrEP: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

 

PrEP

To learn more about PrEP, visit the CDC website

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

Click here to visit the CDC's LGBTQ Health Resource.

Mpox

Please call 217-535-3102 to make an appointment. 

About Mpox
Mpox Vaccine Basics



Clinic Schedules

 

By Appointment

Clinic Services are offered by Appointment Only . Please call 217-535-3102 to schedule the following:

  • Immunizations
  • Lead Screening
  • SIU Clinic
  • STD/STI Clinic
  • Physicals

Walk In Services

Walk In hours are available Monday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for the following:

  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Flu Shots (seasonally available)
  • Head Lice Checks
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • TB Testing ( except Thursdays )


Flu Clinics

 

The Sangamon County Department of Public Health (SCDPH) will offer seasonal influenza immunizations to the public starting September 25th, 2023, at 2833 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield. Outbound flu site locations are available around the county. See the list below.

The hours for walk-in clinics are as follows:

Mondays            8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays            8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays      8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays          8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fridays               8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

SCDPH joins the Centers for Disease Control in their strong recommendation that everyone six months of age and older get their yearly flu vaccination as soon as vaccines become available in their community. Influenza, commonly called the flu, is caused by viruses that infect the respiratory tract and spreads from person to person when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Typical symptoms include a fever of 100° to 103° in adults and often higher in children, dry cough, runny or stuffy nose, headache, muscle aches, and extreme fatigue. The flu season typically runs from October through May. It takes up to 2 weeks for protection to develop after the vaccination.

The flu vaccination is no cost to all Medicare B and Medicaid recipients, and most private insurances. SCDPH accepts numerous health insurance plans, including Blue Cross, Aetna, Humana, Cigna, Molina, Meridian, Illinicare, United Healthcare and Health Alliance. For persons without insurance, or that have insurance we don’t currently accept, the cost for the vaccine is $42.00. Those who are 65 years and older have the option of receiving the High-Dose influenza vaccination for $90.00.  No one will be denied vaccine due to the inability to pay.



Immunizations

 

Adult and childhood immunizations are offered for a nominal fee. The patient must pay for vaccines not supplied by the State, but there are no income restrictions. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18 years of age. Costs of vaccines will vary due to price changes from the manufacturers.

Travel immunizations are available for persons planning on leaving the country. Travelers should see a health-care provider at least 4–6 weeks before the trip to allow time for vaccines to take effect and to start taking medicine, if indicated. Pre-exposure rabies vaccine may also be obtained for travelers who plan to spend a lot of time outdoors.

For more information, or to make an appointment, call 217-535-3102 or click here for the Centers for Disease Control Recommendations

Access Your Official Immunization Records

CDC Child and Adolescent Vaccination Schedule

CDC Adult Vaccination Schedule



Physicals

 
  • School
  • Sports
  • Well Child
  • Adult or Pre-employment

Routine, non-acute, school, sports and well-child examinations are provided, by appointment, to children through the age of 18.

Adult physicals or pre-employment physical examinations are provided, by appointment, to persons 19 and older.
Drug Testing may also be offered at the election of the client or as part of the pre-employment physical.

Employers may also require a pre-employment TB Test, a service that is offered on a walk-in basis during clinic hours, no appointment needed. However, this service may be part of your physical exam visit. Persons receiving the tuberculin skin test must return within 48 to 72 hours to have a trained health care worker read the test. TB tests are NOT administered on Thursdays since the Department is not open on the weekend to read the test.

For more information, or to make an appointment, call 217-535-3102.



Child & Family Health

 

Breast Feeding & Peer Support

New mothers often need guidance and support as they begin the process of breastfeeding their infants. Peer counselors are available to WIC clients to provide support in the home and over the phone.

For more information, or to make an appointment, call 217-535-3102.



Early Intervention

 

Ever wonder if your baby is meeting all their milestones for their age?

Early intervention is a program to help infants and toddlers reach their developmental milestones.

We Offer:

  • Free evaluations to all children referred that are less than 3 years of age
  • Developmental, Physical, Occupational, Nutrition, Behavioral, Audiological and Speech therapy evaluations available
  • Family Support
  • Assistive Technology services
  • Services are provided in the home, daycare, community settings
  • To make a referral call, Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at 217-535-3102 or toll free 1-888-217-3505
  • We cover Sangamon, Mason, Menard, and Logan counties.

Early CHOICES: An Inclusion Initiative of the Illinois State Board of Education

The Early CHOICES inclusion initiative promotes high quality inclusive early care and education for each and every child birth to age 5. The goal is to have kids with and without disabilities learning together in the same classroom. Visit their website for more information and for training modules that are available for use by families and educators. https://www.eclre.org/

Early Intervention Referral Form


Family Case Management

 

Every pregnant or parenting mother who is Medicaid or low-income is assigned a resource nurse. The resource nurse provides information on social and educational services and makes referrals as needed. Home visits are made to provide education on pregnancy and parenting.

For more information, or to make an appointment, call 217-535-3102.



Healthy Families

 

Healthy Families is a free home visiting program for eligible first and second time parents in Sangamon and Menard County. Healthy Families helps strengthen families by giving parents the tools and resources to create healthy, nurturing environments for their children.

Home visitors are:

  • non-judgmental
  • supportive in helping with the challenges of raising a child
  • provide encouragement
  • help you learn about prenatal care, child development and parenting
  • conduct developmental screenings so that you know exactly where your child is developmentally
  • share ways to play with your baby that stimulates brain growth
  • provide activities that are appropriate for your child’s age
  • connect you with community resources

All services are voluntary and help new and expectant parents develop the skills and confidence to raise healthy children.

For more information, please call 217-535-3102



WIC

 

WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children who meet residency, nutrition and income requirements. The program provides healthy foods, advice and referrals to pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women so that they can stay strong and help their children. Infants receive benefits during their first year while children receive benefits up to age five.

Our clinic offers both walk-in and advance scheduling.

Advance appointments are available:
Monday from 4:30 pm to 6:00 p.m.

Walk-in appointments are available:
Monday through Friday from
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

*Note: We are closed the second Wednesday of every month 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. for training. We are open for appointments from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Call 217-535-3102 to schedule an appointment or come in for a walk-in. Not sure what to bring? Call ahead.

We welcome in-person WIC visits in Menard County. The clinic will be open on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. To schedule an appointment call 217-535-3102.

WIC Income Guidelines 7/1/2024 - 6/30/2025

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



Illinois Breast & Cervical Cancer Program

 

Free mammograms, pap tests, and breast examinations are provided for uninsured/underinsured women between the ages of 21 and 64 who live in Illinois. Younger women with symptoms may be eligible.

The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) is now accepting women with health insurance that covers breast and cervical screenings, but it will not cover diagnostic services unless a deductible is met. IBCCP may be able to pay “up to” the unmet deductible.

For more information, please call: 217-535-3102 ext. 3756, 3792 or 3796.



Infectious Disease Reporting

 

Reporting Requirements for Health Professionals and Mandated Reporters

According to the Illinois Administrative Code, health professionals and other mandated reporters are required to report information on communicable diseases to the local health authority (local health department) per the Illinois guidelines contained in the link below. Also included is a list of mandated reporters.

Reportable Diseases /Conditions (For Healthcare Professionals)

Reporting Requirements for Public Citizens

Any person having knowledge of a known or suspected communicable disease is required to report to the local health authority (local health department). The following link contains a brief list of reportable diseases.

Reportable Diseases/Conditions (For the Public)

Reports of communicable diseases may be submitted to the Sangamon County Department of Public Health, Infectious Diseases Section, by phone or fax.

Phone: 217-535-3101
Fax: 217-391-2657



Medication & Sharps Disposal

Free Medication Disposal Drop Off

For unwanted or expired medications, simply bring your items to the Sangamon County Health Department during regular business hours. You can also contact your local pharmacy or law enforcement office for additional locations.

Items accepted:

  • Prescription Medications
  • Over the Counter Medications
  • Liquid medication bottles – less than 4 ounces in a zip locked bag

Items NOT accepted:

  • Illegal Drugs
  • Medical Devices and Batteries
  • Aerosol Cans or Inhalers
  • Chemicals
  • Mercury-Containing Devices

Needles and Sharps Disposal

Discarding Needles & Sharps safely will protect your family, friends, neighbors, and sanitation workers from accidental needle sticks. Sangamon County Health Department provides collection & disposal for the following costs:

  • One-time drop off is $15
  • Unlimited drop off (sharps containers provided!) is $30 for 12 months.

Find more information regarding the safe disposal of needles & sharps at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration

For questions call: 217-535-3102

Sangamo Scripts

 
Sangamon County Department of Public Health

Sangamo Scripts is a pharmaceutical discount program for any Sangamon, Morgan, Menard or Cass County resident.

The Coast2CoastRx Free Discount Prescription Card:

  • Saves up to 75% on prescriptions
  • Covers individuals or families
  • 60,000 Participating Pharmacies
  • Use immediately with no paperwork to fill out
  • No health restrictions – Everyone is accepted
  • No fee ever charged for the card
  • Save on brand and generic drugs
  • Covers drugs not covered in health plans
  • Covers many pet prescriptions

For more information call 1-800-931-8872.

For more information and to print out a card go to www.coast2coastrx.com