Lori Ryan, Administrator
118 Cross Creek Boulevard, Salem IL 62881    p 618.548.3878    f 618.548.3866
1013 North Poplar, Centralia, IL 62801    p 618.532.6518    f 618.532.6543
Emergency Phone Number ONLY 618-322-3878
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:15 pm, Monday thru Friday
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Environmental Health
Basics of Environmental Health
Body Art
Lead Poisoning Prevention Act
Renovation, Repair and Painting Law
Lyme Disease
West Nile Virus Testing
Food Safety:
Septic Systems:
Health Information
Child Safety Newborn to 5 years old
Child Safety 8 to18 years old
Childhood Lead Poisoning
Childhood Obesity
Flu Tips
Hepatitis A, B & C
HPV Vaccination
Lyme Disease
Shingles Vaccination
Staph Infection
STD Testing

Breastfeeding Month
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
Childhood Obesity
Education Services Offered
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Smoke Free Illinois & Signage
Smoking Facts
Smoking: Tips for Quitting

Career Opportunities
Clinic Schedule
Kids Page
Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for citizens in Marion County through preventing disease and preventative health maintenance.
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This project was made possible by funds received
from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are needed to help specifically in the event of an emergency.
Non-first responders and individuals who are not already obligated as
an emergency volunteer with another entity are needed. The utilization
of volunteers is essential in preserving public health during an
emergency. Volunteers will be utilized to provide manpower or
More About Volunteering
STD's can show NO Symptoms; call to get tested!
Syphilis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea infections are spread by sexual
contact, and if left untreated, can lead to  more serious infections. STD
testing is done by appointment only. A fee of $10 covers testing for all
three STD's. If the test result is positive or there is signs and
symptoms, the client will then be referred to a local medical facility for
More on STD's and Testing
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Drug Testing
now offered through the
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Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous.  Stay safe
and healthy by planning ahead.  Prepare your home and cars.  
Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity.  Check on older

Take these steps for your home:
    Install weather stripping, insulation, and storm windows, insulate water lines that run
along exterior walls, clean out your gutters and repair roof leaks.

Prepare your car:
    Keep gas tank full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines, use a wintertime formula in
your windshield washer.  Prepare a winter emergency kit to keep in your car in case
you become stranded.  The kit should include:  blankets, food and water, booster
cables, flares, tire pump, and a bag of sand or cat litter (for traction), flashlight,
battery-powered radio, and extra batteries, and first-aid kit.

Take Precautions Outdoors:
    Wear appropriate outdoor clothing:  layers of light, warm clothing, mittens, hats,
scarves, and waterproof boots.

Be aware of the wind chill factor.  Work slowly when doing outside chores.  
Carry a cell phone.  Take a buddy and an emergency kit when you are
traveling or participating in outdoor recreation.