COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters are now available for everyone who qualifies. COVID testing continues to be available at no cost. Individuals should call in advance – (618) 664-1442, extension 302.
On behalf of the Board of Health, I welcome you to the webpage of the Bond County Health Department. Our mission is to protect and promote the health of the community. The health department is very proud to offer a wide range of health care services to our community to help support this mission in our 24,000 square foot modern facility. Our over 60 employees work hard to provide services every week in the areas of home health and hospice, mental health, dentistry, and much more. So please review our website and services and see where we can be of service to you and your family. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Welcome to Bond County Health Department. I am proud to offer you access to all the services we provide. Our department has been serving the health needs of the county since 1966. We have a team of professionals who are experienced, dedicated and knowledgeable. Whether it be home health, hospice, behavioral health, case management, disease prevention, dental treatment, environmental health, emergency preparedness or any other number of public health services, we are here to serve you. We stand ready to respond, even after hours. In a time when many of these services are scarce, our board of health has made it our mission to ensure there is no scarcity here. Thank you for visiting and do not hesitate to reach out to us!
The Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) detects blood in the stool that may be visually unseen. Blood in the stool may come from polyps or cancer in the lower intestines as well as ulcers, hemorrhoids or other conditions. With the FIT test, individuals are provided a kit and instructions on how to collect a stool sample in the privacy of their home. The specimen is returned to the Health Department for testing. A positive test will need further follow-up with your medical provider. The American Cancer recommends that the FIT test be done each year for individuals choosing this method of colorectal cancer screening.