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.
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.
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.
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: Barb McGrew-County Board Rep, Dr. Brandon Cycholl, Scott Suntrup, DMD, Joel Hackney-President, Larry Rinehart, Linda Newby, RN, Lisa Cash, 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.
Environmental Health Director
Home Care Director
Early Childhood & Special Projects Director
Human Resource Director
Technology & Teen REACH Program Director
Public Health Nursing Director
HFI/P.I. P.L.A.Y. Coordinator
601 E 12th Street – Flora, IL 62839
(618) 662-4406 – (800) 544-4406
Jeff Workman, BS (Administrator) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday – Friday – 8:15am – 5:00pm (call for appointment)
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)
CCHD Board Meeting Minutes
02-22-22 Board of Health Minutes
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.