Southern Seven Health Department

Southern Seven Health Department issued more than 77,000 WIC program food instruments during 2019. More than 6,400 WIC clinic visits were reported. Last year, the health department also gave more than 4,000 child and adult immunizations. The health department also tested more than 7,000 mosquitoes...
With as many as 200,000 additional people expected to be in Southern Illinois during the solar eclipse weekend, emergency management agencies and local authorities throughout the area have been meeting to insure plans are in place to address any problems that may arise.   Union County Hospital in...
The Southern Seven Health Department reports that on July 17, a mosquito sample from Union County returned a positive test result for the West Nile virus. The health department reported in a July 26 news release that a positive test result means that one of the mosquitoes tested from the sample was...
Routine mosquito testing has identified the first batch of mosquitoes positive for West Nile virus in Jackson County in 2017.  The Jackson County Health Department reported that the mosquitoes were collected on July 12 near Murphysboro. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito...
With mosquito season underway, Southern Seven Health Department and the Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, are sharing tips on the best ways to avoid being bitten.   Different types of mosquitoes can carry different types of diseases, like West Nile virus and Zika virus, but steps you can...
The Mounds Early Learning Center is planning to host a community resource fair on July 20. The resource fair is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The center is located at 327 N. Reader in Mounds. The staff will be completing intake applications for the 2017-2018 school year.  Applications for Head...
On Thursday, June 29, representatives of a number of emergency service organizations in Union County came together to devise a plan for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse and providing their services to all of the visitors expected to appear for the event. Transport and housing of patients and...
Southern Seven Health Department has invited the Kidney Mobile from the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois to provide free health screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, at the Shawnee Worship Center, which is located at 98 Oliver St. in Vienna. The Kidney Mobile is a custom...
Southern Seven Health Department, in collaboration with the Diabetes Today Resource Team, is planning to host a diabetes conference on Thursday evening, March 30. The conference is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. The conference will address the topics of...
Southern Seven Health Department is planning to have its second annual Tour de Seven 5K run/walk on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Clyde L. Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna. A 1-mile “turkey trot” will also be available, which is designed for children ages 12 and under and any adults...

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