"To prevent disease and to assist in the maintenance of optimum health for the citizens
of Crawford County through the assessment of needs, development of policy, provision
of education and the assurance of services."
March 29, 2020 Press Release
A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Crawford County
March 23, 2020 SERVICES:
In response to the growing number of Coronavirus COVID-19 cases nationwide and Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Stay at Home Order, effective immediately Crawford County Health Department will limit services to WIC curbside pickup and urgent lab orders ONLY. All previously scheduled immunization and lab appointments (unless absolutely necessary) are cancelled at this time. We assure you that as soon as normal operations are resumed, we will work diligently to reschedule ALL appointments. Family Case Management will continue to be completed via telephone.
Please contact us at 544-8798 if you have any questions or need to schedule a WIC curbside pickup.
Please stay home and stay safe!!
CCHD Walk-In Clinics Temporarily Suspended
Following the Illinois Department of Public Health’s March 14, 2020 instructions to implement social distancing measures (such as staying home and cancelling events) Crawford County Health Department will suspend “Monday Morning Walk-In Clinics” effective Monday, March 16, 2020. We are doing so to minimize the number of residents inside the waiting room at one time. If you are in need of services, please telephone our office at 618-544-8798 to schedule an appointment. We will be adding additional appointment times throughout the day to meet your needs. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your
patience and understanding as we restructure our current schedule.
At CCHD it is our mission “to prevent disease and to assist in the maintenance of optimum health for the citizens of Crawford County through the assessment of needs, development of policy, provision of education and the assurance of services."
We take the responsibility to protect our community very serious. We ask that if you are sick you reschedule your appointment. Please DO NOT ENTER our facility if you are experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath, or if you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. If you are experiencing the above symptoms please telephone your physician for instructions.
Please telephone our office at 618-544-8798 with any questions you may have. Stay home when you can to minimize your risk of exposure and take extra precautions as outlined by CDC:
WIC Income Guidelines increased as of July 1, 2019!
As of July 1, 2019 WIC income guidelines have increased. If you are a pregnant woman, have a child under the age of 5 years or an infant, you may apply to receive supplemental food from the WIC program. Please call
544-8798 for more information or to apply. WIC is a supplemental food program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Click on the word "Guidelines" above for the income eligibility guidelines.
WIC Nondiscrimination Statement
Crawford County Social Services
and Mental Health Resources
Click on the link above for information and telephone numbers for area agencies dealing with emergency, abuse, basic needs, financial assistance, housing, medical, mental health services, support groups, and transportation
We are excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the @uscensusbureau to support the #2020Census! To learn about the census, how the data collected will be used, and what to expect next, visit 2020census.gov or contact us at 618-544-8798.
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Behavioral Health Services Available
at Crawford County Health Department
TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19
Crawford County Health Department is pleased to announce psychiatric nurse practitioner, Jeanne Holdren, APN-BC, of Lawrence County Health Department Behavior Health will begin seeing patients at our facility in February. Ms. Holdren treats ages 9 years and above. Medicaid and most insurances accepted. To schedule an appointment, please telephone 618-943-3754 and request to be seen at our location.
Telehealth sessions with psychiatrist Dr. Paras Harshawat are held monthly.
Dr. Harshawat treats all age groups and accepts Medicaid and most other insurances. Appointments MUST be scheduled through Harsha Behavioral Center at 812-234-4899. When scheduling appointments, please request to be seen at the Crawford County Health Department location. No referral necessary.
Kendra Franklin, LCPC, of Professional Counseling Solutions (a program of Catholic Charities), provides counseling services to Crawford County residents by appointment at our facility. Services include individuals, couples, families and children in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief/loss, PTSD, ADD, ADHD, OCD, bipolar disorder, family conflict, and stress management. No referral necessary. Most insurances accepted; fee forgiveness scale available. For more information, please contact our office at 618-544-8798.
Megan Joergens, LCSW, QMHP, of Lawrence County Health Department Behavior Health treats children (five years and older), adolescents, and adults. Medicaid and most insurances accepted. No referral necessary. To schedule an appointment, please telephone 618-943-3754 and request to see Ms. Joergens at the Crawford County Health Department location.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING COMING SOON!!
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