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April 3rd-9th

To ensure everyone has a chance at a long and healthy life, we must also tackle the underlying causes of poor health and disease risk. Those causes are rooted in how and where we live, learn, work and play. It’s the child who goes to school hungry and can’t take full advantage of the education that leads to a healthier, more productive adulthood. It’s the low-wage worker who must choose between losing much-needed income and staying home with a sick child. It’s the family that struggles to find nutritious, affordable food anywhere in their community. It’s the student who can’t walk to school because there are no sidewalks. These are the types of conditions that shape the health and well-being of our people and communities.


Thankfully, we can do something. If we partner across public and private sectors to ensure decisions are made with people’s health in mind, we can build healthier communities and eventually, the healthiest nation. But we need your help to get there.


Join us in observing National Public Health Week 2017 and become part of a growing movement to create the healthiest nation in one generation.  

Join Morgan County Health Department and champion the role of a strong public health system.


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  SIU Center for Family Medicine 

SIU Center for Family Medicine - Jacksonville in partnership with Passavant Area Hospital and Morgan County Health Department officially opened its doors on August 29, 2016!

Located inside the Morgan County Health Department at 345 West State Street, Jacksonville.

It is the goal to provide the best possible care and to make patients feel that our clinic is their personal Medical Home.  A team of physicians will be available to assist in your care.  The new facility is here to coordinate care for both wellness and illness.

Family medicine is a braod spectrum of care that covers all ages, both genders, each organ system and every kind of disease entity in the body.  Your family medicine providers coordinate your care and serve as your advocate in all health-related matters.

Hours for the clinic:
Monday: 10am-12 and 1-6pm
Tuesday: 8am-12 and 1-4pm
Thursday: 8am-12 and 1-4pm
Friday: 8am-12 and 1-4pm

For more information or an appointment call 217-245-5111.


Morgan County Health Department has changed its hours for walk-in immunizations.  New hours are:

Mondays: 10-11am, 1pm-5pm

Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday:  8-11am, 1-3pm

Thank You

Need testing?  Free STD/HIV testing available.
Call 217-245-5111 for appointment

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 Why Recycle??
    Recycling may require a few extra minutes and conscious commitment.  However, by recycling, the negative impacts on the environment can be minimized and promote a safer and more sustainable community.

    Recycling conserves energy and our natural resources, saves landfill space, as well as reduces water and air pollution.  As environmental awareness increases, recycling increases in relevance.
    The common montra Reduce, Reuse, Recycle combined with purchasing recycled products comprise a comprehensive waste and resource reduction strategy that benefits our natural world.  For every 1,000 tons of recycled material, 15 jobs are created as compared to less than one job created by land filling the material.
    The US Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 70% of the waste Americans produce could be recycled.
    The Morgan County Health Department has dedicated a section of our website for information and education to help you with your recycling efforts.
    Recycling is a very important part of our countys waste management.  Click on the page at the left for more information about recycling opportunities in Morgan County.


A disaster can strike anywhere, whether it’s a hazardous material or weapons of mass destruction or a natural disaster like a tornado or flood.   Problems arising from emergencies and disasters pose a threat to human health, well-being, and survival.


    In the event of a disaster, the health department would need volunteers to help us help the citizens of Morgan County.  We will need medical staff as well as support and environmental staff.  If  you would be interested in being on our list, please call 217-245-5111 and ask for the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. 



 Thank you for your support!