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.  The Clay County Animal Control program joined the health department by resolution of the Clay County Board on May 11, 1983. The Animal Control program includes: the control of stray dogs and cats, investigation of animal bites, registration of dogs, issuance of rabies tags, and the overall enforcement of the Illinois Animal Control Act.

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. “

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: Brad Harris-County Board Rep, Dr. Brandon Cycholl, Calvin Wilson-President, Joel Hackney, Larry Rinehart, Linda Newby, RN, Lisa Cash, Mike Frost, 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 Directory

Brandi Young

Home Care Director

Samantha Weidner

Prevention Initiative Director

Deena Mosbarger

Human Resource Director

Tamara Byers

Technology Director

Lyn Waller

Public Health Nursing Director

Doris Lusk

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

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.

Privacy Practices

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

Effingham County Health Department

901 W. Virginia Ave, Effingham, IL 62401

Phone #: (217) 342-9237


Effingham County Health Department does not discriminate in admission to programs or treatment of employment in programs or activities in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act; the U.S. Civil Rights Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; the Age Discrimination Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions.  If you feel you have been discriminated against, you have a right to file a complaint with the Illinois Department on Aging, for information call 1-800-252-8966 (Voice and TDD), or contact, Civil Rights Coordinator, Illinois Department on Aging, 421 East Capitol Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62471; telephone (217) 785-3356.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs).  Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Spanish Version:

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las regulaciones y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de EE. UU. (USDA), el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas y empleados, y las instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA tienen prohibido discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, identidad de género (incluida la expresión de género), orientación sexual, discapacidad, edad, estado civil, estado familiar / parental, ingresos derivados de un programa de asistencia pública, creencias políticas o represalias o represalias por actividades anteriores de derechos civiles , en cualquier programa o actividad realizada o financiada por USDA (no todas las bases se aplican a todos los programas). Los plazos para la presentación de remedios y quejas varían según el programa o incidente.

Las personas con discapacidades que requieran medios alternativos de comunicación para la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas estadounidense, etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia responsable o el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY). o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio de retransmisión federal al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas además del inglés.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, complete el Formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, AD-3027, que se encuentra en línea en Cómo presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa y en cualquier oficina del USDA o escriba una carta dirigida al USDA y proporcione en la carta toda la información. solicitado en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de quejas, llame al (866) 632-9992. Envíe su formulario completo o carta al USDA por: (1) correo: Departamento de Agricultura de EE. UU., Oficina del Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; o (3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov .

Esta institucion es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

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