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Tis the Season 

The holiday season is upon us, and that means millions of Americans will be traveling to spend time with loved ones. But with all the planning and preparation that goes into making holiday celebrations a success, it can be easy to forget to take necessary travel precautions.

This year, the CDC is making it possible to get Zika travel updates on the go and ensure that you stay safe before, during, and after your trip.

Text PLAN to 855-255-5606 

For more information on Zika and travel, visit 

 Did you get your flu vaccine? Its not too late!

COST:  $32.00 regular flu

            $55.00 high dose flu

           (recommended for persons over 65)


We accept:  Medicare Part B & Medicaid, cash, credit card, insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Alliance and Coventry)


    “The single best way to protect against the flu is get vaccinated each year.”                                     

    For more information call:

     Morgan County Health Department

                           (217) 245-5111                                  

                        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.




INTEGRATED PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE - Morgan County Health Department, the oldest health department in the State of Illinois, has an immediate opening for a full-time (35 hours per week) Integrated Public Health Nurse.  With direction performs public health nursing in all programs as well as general clinical nursing duties. Position requires valid Illinois Drivers License.  Position includes full benefit package.

Qualified applicants please apply to:  Dale Bainter, Administrator, Morgan County Health Department, 345 W. State St., Jacksonville, IL 62650.  Morgan County Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.


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


About World Aids Day

What is World AIDS Day?

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.

AIDS is life threatening, but if HIV is caught early and is treated, it will not lead to AIDS. If HIV is caught late, it can lead to more
complications and could ultimately lead to AIDS. That is why it is so important to get tested early if you have been at risk of HIV,
as it will mean that you can access treatment that will prevent you ever getting AIDS.

Morgan County Health Department offers testing for HIV as well as other sexually transmitted diseases.  For more information contact Jacquie at 217-245-5111.


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!