The Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program is a supplemental food program funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. Language Assistance Link and Civil Rights Link
WIC is open to: • Pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women • Infants and children up to 5 years of age who have a medical or nutritional risk
Eligibility Requirements: • Must reside in the county where they receive the WIC benefits • Must meet income guidelines • Must be pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding, or be applying for an infant or child in their household
WIC Provides nutritional foods and infant formula. Samples of food packages are: • Pregnant Women and Children - Milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, juice, peanut butter and beans, tortillas or whole wheat bread or brown rice or oatmeal, fruits and vegetables • Postpartum (women who are no longer pregnant or breastfeeding) Milk, cheese, cereal, eggs, juice, fruits and vegetables, peanut butter or beans • Breastfeeding Women - All the above plus tuna and salmon • Infants - Infant formula, cereal and babyfood at appropriate ages
The WIC program enhanced their food packages with changes that follow the FDA recommended nutritional guidelines. This will include offering whole grain choices and fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables for children and pregnant women. Baby food will also be added to infants' food packages at the appropriate age.
New WIC Income Guidelines Effective July 1, 2016 to June 30,2017
Breastfeeding Peer Counseling services is now offered at the health department to WIC participants. The counselors are always on-call to encourage breastfeeding mothers along the way. The health department would like all breastfeeding WIC participants to benefit from this wonderful service. If you are not currently a WIC client, please see the guidelines above to see if you qualify. If you currently receive Illinois SNAP benefits, you automatically qualify. Please call the health department with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
The Family Case Management (FCM) program assists clients with medical services, child care, transportation, housing, food, mental health services and substance abuse services.
FCM is open to: • Women who are pregnant • Infants
Eligibility Requirements: • Must meet income guidelines • Must be pregnant, or applying for an infant or child in their household
Clinics are held Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. Evenings clinics are held to accommodate working parents. Services are available at no charge.
For more information, please call (618) 783-4436. Richland County residents may call 392-3226 for more information on WIC in their county.
Illinois Breast & Cervical Cancer Program - The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) offers help to women between the ages of 50 and 64 who cannot afford these important cancer screenings. Free clinical breast exams, pelvic exams, Pap tests and mammograms are offered to women who qualify. Women may receive these services from many area physicians or nurse practitioners including those in Newton. To schedule an appointment or for more information call 1-800-331-1689.
For more information - http://www.sarahbush.org/IBCCP.htm
Mobile Mammography Services - More than 8,000 women in Illinois are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Sarah Bush Lincoln in Mattoon makes getting a mammogram easier by bringing the technology to Jasper County. The Sarah Bush mobile mammography van is at the Jasper County Health Department a minimum of once each month. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-639-5929. All mammography results are sent directly to the client’s personal physician.
For more information - http://www.sarahbush.org/mobilemammo/
Dental Program - The Women and Children Dental Program is designed to improve access to dental care for moms involved in the WIC program or on Medicaid or Kidcare, as well as children (ages 8 - 18) who are on Medicaid or Kidcare. The program is possible through a collaborative effort between Sarah Bush Lincoln hospital, Lake Land College Dental Hygiene Program, area dentists and Jasper County Health Department. For more information, call Monica Dunn at 1-888-511-2673.
For more information - http://www.sarahbush.org/dental/
All Kids - All kids is health insurance for kids and pregnant women offered at little or no cost. Parents may also receive money back if they are paying a premium for their kids’ health insurance. To complete an application, call for an appointment at 783-4436.
For more information -http://www.illinois.gov/hfs/MedicalPrograms/AllKids/Pages/default.aspx
Immunization / Communicable Disease
Immunizations: The Jasper County Health Department strongly recommends immunizing all healthy children. Children who are immunized benefit from protection against these diseases as does everyone else by reducing the chance for these diseases to spread.
Immunization clinics are held at the Jasper County Health Department on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10 am - 6:30 pm. Immunizations are given by appointment, but walk-ins will be accepted as time allows. Appointments on other days of the week will be scheduled to accommodate parent’s work schedules. Call 783-4436 for an appointment.
Childhood and Tetanus/Diphtheria Immunization Cost: $10.00 per vaccination Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, flu and pneumonia vaccines will vary in price.
Links: Immunization General Information - http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/shots.htm Adult Immunization Schedule - http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/adultimm.htm Childhood Immunization Schedule - http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/cis.htm Parent’s Guide to Childhood Immunizations - http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/pgci.htm National Immunization Program - http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
Tuberculosis (T.B.) Testing: Testing is done by appointment Cost: $20.00
Flu & Pneumonia Clinics: Flu and pneumonia vaccinations are offered every fall at scheduled clinics. Cost will vary, prices will be announced prior to clinics. Pneumonia vaccine is available year round.
Blood Sugar, Cholesterol and PSA Screening Clinics: Jasper County Health Department - Walk in clinic - first Thursday of each month 8:00 am - 10:00 am Fingerstick Blood Sugar Testing - $5.00 Venipuncture Blood Sugar Testing -$15.00 Venipuncture Total Cholesterol - $20.00 PSA Screening - $30.00
Jasper County Senior Citizens Center - Every Thursday: 10:00 am to 11 noon Fingerstick Blood Sugar Testing - $5.00
Any other time by appointment. Please call 783-4436.
Lead Services: In 1993, state-mandated screening for childhood lead poisoning in children 6 years of age and younger began. All children are state-mandated to have the childhood lead test before entering kindergarten and/or licensed daycare. Call 783-4436 for an appointment. Lead Screenings - By Appointment Only $35.00 or $15.00 for those who meet income guidelines
Link: CDC - What every parent should know about lead poisoning in children: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/
Miscellaneous Laboratory Services Blood tests can be performed and sent to lab for those individuals who bring a physician’s order. This service can assist those who must travel out of town to a physician’s office saving them time and mileage. Lab orders may be taken by Jasper County Health Department nurses by phone, fax or in writing.
All lab results are faxed to the client’s personal physician. Medicare and Medicaid may be billed by the lab. Those clients with insurance will receive a bill from Jasper County Health Department to send in for reimbursement. Call 783-4436 for an appointment.
Occupational Health Service
Drug and/or Alcohol Testing
Jasper County Health Department offers a variety of occupational services including - • urine drug screening • breath alcohol testing • onsite nursing services • health promotion and wellness programs • consortium membership • assistance in setting up health fairs for employees
Services are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Hours are very flexible and all appointments are welcome and will be accommodated if possible.
Dr. Richard Snowden, MD serves as Medical Review Officer for Jasper County Health Department. He is residency trained and board certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
For more information, please e-mail Christy Gentry at cgentry at jasperhealth.org or Holly Hadra at hhadra at jasperhealth.org or call 783-4436.
Link - Sarah Bush Lincoln: www.sarahbush.org
Jasper County Health Department offers nursing services to St. Thomas Catholic School.
Miscellaneous Health Services
Walk-in Blood Sugar, PSA and Cholesterol Screening Clinics: Jasper County Health Department - Walk in clinic first Thursday of each month 8:00 am - 10:00 am Fingerstick Blood Sugar Testing - $5.00 Venipuncture Blood Sugar Testing - $15.00 Venipuncture Total Cholesterol - $20.00 PSA Screening - $30.00
Jasper County Senior Citizens Center - Every Thursday: 10:00 am until 11:00 Fingerstick Blood Sugar Testing - $5.00
Link: American Heart Association - http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=1200000
Pregnancy Testing: By appointment or walk-in. Client must bring first morning urine sample. Cost is $15.00
Medication Injections: Client must bring in medication and signed physician’s order Cost: $10.00 per injection
Dressing Changes: Simple dressing changes can be performed with a physician’s signed order Cost: $10.00 Client may be required to bring dressings not kept in stock at the health department
Stitch Removal: Simple stitch removal can be performed with a physician’s signed order Cost: $10.00
Ear / Throat Checks: Ear checks or throat checks can be performed without a physician’s order Client’s will be referred to their personal physician if needed Cost: $10.00
Vision Screening: Vision screening can be performed on clients age 3 years and over, children must be able to cooperate with screening technician Cost: $15.00
Hearing Screening: Hearing screening can be performed on clients age 3 years and over, children must be able to cooperate with screening technician. Cost: $15.00
Hemoglobin Testing: Clients may have their hemoglobin (iron) level checked by fingerstick with a physician’s signed order. Cost: 20.00 / free if enrolled in the WIC program
Traveler’s Health: Clients may receive information on how to protect themselves from disease when traveling outside the U.S. Upon request the client may receive a printout customized to their travel itinerary.
Link: CDC Traveler’s Health - http://www.cdc.gov/travel
CPR & First Aid Classes: CPR & First Aid Classes can be scheduled through the Jasper County Health Department. Call 783-4436 for more information and prices.
Safe Sitter: Classes for youth ages 11 - 13 years who want to be safe baby sitters is offered a couple times during the year. Those enrolled in the classes receive education on rescue breathing and CPR, choking, safety measures to take when babysitting, emergency numbers to call, and a help sheet that helps the youth know what to ask the parents before babysitting. For more information on these classes, email Christy Gentry, RN at cgentry at jasperhealth.org or call her at 783-4436.
Additional Links of Interest
Health Fact Sheets - http://www.idph.state.il.us/public/hbhome.htm A - Z Health Topics - http://www.idph.state.il.us/a-zlist.htm http://www.cdc.gov/health/default.htm Adolescent & Teen Health Topics - http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/adolescenthealth/index.htm Older Adult Health Topics - http://www.cdc.gov/aging Women’s Health - http://www.cdc.gov/women/ Sarah Bush Lincoln - http://www.sarahbush.org Lincolnland Hospice - http://www.sarahbush.org/hospice/