The mission of the Jo Daviess County Health Department is to prevent disease, promote a healthy environment & protect the citizens of Jo Daviess County through an organized, comprehensive, county-wide health effort.


The Jo Daviess County Health Department will offer quality public health services through dedicated, professional staff who want to be leaders in public health issues in Illinois.  The agency will learn from the past, set the building blocks of the industry today & strive for the healthiest possible community outcome, for the future.


New Residential Sharps Disposal Program

FY 2023 Annual Report

What You Need to Know About Monkeypox

Jo Daviess County Health Department is offering a lab draw program to the public.  Services offered and costs are available on this flyer.

Use these links to view information about specific Health Department divisions and programs

Emergency After Hours Contacts

Emergency Preparedness & Response Information
for the Jo Daviess County Health Department

If you believe that you have been exposed to a biological or chemical agent, or if you believe an intentional biological threat will occur or is occurring, please contact your local police or other law enforcement agency and/or your local health department.  If you feel that the notification system for a mass emergency of any kind needs to be activated, please contact the Sheriff's Office.

The Jo Daviess County Health Department has staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any health related emergency that occurs in Jo Daviess County.

Office hours are 8:00 am. to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Call 815-777-0263.

If you need to contact someone regarding an emergency after business hours, please contact the Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office at 1-815-777-2141 and that office will notify the appropriate health department staff member that will address your concern.
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Other Information8 documents

  • Measles Information
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  • Hepatitis Risk Assessment Tool
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  • Making the World Safer for Aging Adults
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  • Tick Bite - What to Do
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  • Preventative Health Screenings for Women
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  • Preventative Health Screenings for Men
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  • The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program/ The WISEWOMAN Program
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  • Section 1557 Notice - Discrimination
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Public Health Press Releases3 documents

  • 06-02-22 Press release - City, State public health officials confirm first probable case of monkeypox virus in Illinois
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  • 05-26-22 Press release - Public Warned to Watch Out for Rabid Bats and Animals
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  • 05-26-22 Press release - First Mosquitoes Testing Positive for West Nile Virus in Illinois
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