About Us

The Clay County Health Department was formed by resolution of the Clay County Board on December 29, 1966. It started operations on February 7, 1967.

The primary intent of the health department was to make home health nursing visits to Medicare patients.  Since that time, the services we offer have greatly expanded. The Clay County Tuberculosis Sanitarium Board was abolished and the Board of Health was increased from eight to eleven members by resolution of the Clay County Board on May 20, 1983. In the same resolution, all assets and liabilities of the Sanitarium Board were transferred to the Health Department and an additional tax of .032 was established. 

Clay County voters overwhelmingly passed a Public Health Referendum on November 03, 1992. The referendum followed some serious financial difficulties the department experienced and provided for the institution of an additional levy of .070.

The Clay County Health Department’s purpose is to promote and protect the health of all Clay County residents. Towards this end, the Clay County Board has chosen eleven citizens of Clay County to serve on the Clay County Board of Health.  These Board of Health members are selected according to certain guidelines and expertise that they might offer and serve without compensation. Drawing upon their base of knowledge and expertise, the Board of Health offers guidance and advice towards the management of the health department. The Board of Health has selected an Administrator to aid in carrying out their directives. The Administrator is then responsible for staffing and daily management of the health department as it strives to carry out this goal. The department’s slogan is “Promoting and Protecting Your Health”.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.Esta institucion es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Clay County Health Department is the prevention of illness and the promotion of community health. This mission shall be carried out through community needs assessment, education, and the provision of necessary service.

The Clay County Health Department is committed to fulfilling our mission by working cooperatively with other community agencies to complement their services but not to duplicate them. It will strive to maintain the optimal physical health of our citizens on the most cost-effective manner possible.

Values Statement

The Clay County Health Department believes in the value of each human being. We believe that each person deserves to be treated with respect, compassion, and dignity. We believe in commitment to our mission and that it can be achieved with teamwork, education, communication, and a collaborative relationship with our community.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Clay County Health Department is to identify community health needs through a needs assessment and seek opportunities to address these needs by developing collaborative partnerships with the community and other health care providers. These efforts will assure access to services. We also intend to improve and protect the quality of life in our community through education, provision of services, regulatory authority, and public policy. “


Clay County IPLAN (2023-2027)

Board Of Health

The Clay County Board of Health determines policy for the Department, approves yearly budgets and budget changes, approves disbursement of funds, and acts as a liaison to the Clay County Board of Health. The Board meets the first Wednesday of the even numbered months at 12:15pm.

Members include: Barb McGrew-County Board Rep, Dr. Brandon Cycholl, Scott Suntrup, DMD, Joel Hackney-President, Larry Rinehart, Chris Boyd, Lisa Cash, Joe McCoy, Dr. Mike Klingler – Medical Director, and Randy Wells-Vice-President.


Program Directors/Support Staff

The Program Directors of the Clay County Health Department are responsible for the day-to-day operation of his or her division. Support staff work with the Administrator to assure proper payment of bills, accurate payroll, staff time records, clerical assistance, and building maintenance.

Jeff Workman


Tiffany Harris

Accounting Director

Amber Wille

Environmental Health Director

Brandi Young

Home Care Director

Samantha Weidner

Early Childhood & Special Projects Director

Stacy Ray

HR Coordinator

Tamara Byers

Technology & Teen REACH Program Director

Lyn Waller

Public Health Nursing Director

Doris Lusk

HFI/P.I. P.L.A.Y. Coordinator

Catherine Bailey

HR & Marketing Communications

Clay County Health Department

601 E 12th Street – Flora, IL 62839

(618) 662-4406 – (800) 544-4406

Jeff Workman, BS (Administrator) – jworkman@healthdept.org


Monday – Friday – 8:15am – 5:00pm (call for appointment)

Pregnancy Testing

Monday – 8:00am – 5:00pm (call for appointment)

Blood Pressure Check

Monday – Thursday – 8:00am – 5:00pm, Friday – 8:00am – 4:00pm


Tuesday 1:30pm – 5:30pm (call for appointment, also available other days and times)

Birth/Death Records

The Clay County Health Department is NOT the Local Registrar for births and Deaths in our county. Therefore, we are NOT authorized to provide certified copies of birth and death certificates, For this information, please contact the Clay County Clerk at 618-665-3626.

Notice of Privacy Practices (click here)

Internet Privacy Policy

Clay County Health Department recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information we may collect from our on-line visitors.  We are committed to using our best efforts to respect your privacy.
Collective Date

Some web sites deposit certain bits of information called “cookies” in a visitor’s computer.  Cookies are sent back only to the web site that deposited them when a visitor returns to that site.  Cookies can tell how and when pages in a web site are visited and by how many people. This technology does not collect personal  information.

 Personal  Information

Clay County Health Department collects personal information, such as names, addresses, E-mail addresses and the like, only when voluntarily provided by a web site visitor.   If you choose to provide such information, such as by sending a message, an immunization records request, or filling out an electronic form,  we will not disclose it unless we have informed you, as is required by law. We will maintain this information according to Clay County Health Departments normal confidentiality standards.

 Links to other sites

As a resource to our visitors, Clay County Health Department provides links to other websites.  We try to carefully choose websites which we believe are useful and meet our standards.  However, because websites can change so quickly, we can’t guarantee the standards to every website we link to.


Any changes to this policy will be communicated promptly on this page.

Employee Compensation

 In accordance with Public Act 097-0609, an amendment to the Open Meetings Act, the Clay County Health Department is required to post certain employee compensation information within six (6) business days after approval of a budget.  The health department has posted a physical copy at its location.  If you would like to view it, please request to do so at the front reception desk at 601 East 12th Street, Flora IL 62838.


The Author of this Web Site and the Clay County Health Department strive for excellence and accuracy.  However, neither the Author nor the Clay County Health Department shall assume any liability for the accuracy of the information provided at this site.

Clay County Health Department

601 E 12th Street, Flora, IL 62839

Phone #: (618) 662-4406


     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/ad-3027.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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Spanish Version:

Para todos los demás programas de asistencia de nutrición del FNS, agencias estatales o locales y sus subreceptores, deben publicar la siguiente Declaración de No Discriminación: De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.
La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.
Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resource-files/usda-program-discrimination-complaint-form-spanish.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:
U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833)256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o
(3)correo electrónico:
Esta entidad es un proveedor que brinda igualdad de oportunidades.

Translate »