Preventative Care Services

Laboratory Services

The Perry County Health Department is available every Friday from 7:30 A.M to 10 A.M. and also on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. To make an appointment or to obtain more information, please call 357-5371.

Hemoglobin A1-C

This test is used as a standard tool to determine blood sugar control. People with diabetes should have this test every 3 months to determine if their blood sugar have reached the target level of control.

For additional information please visit the following website:
www.diabetes.org

Cholesterol Panel

High blood cholesterol signals a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. It is important to have your cholesterol levels checked regularly and discuss them with your doctor. This test checks total cholesterol, LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, HDL (“good”) cholesterol, as well as triglycerides (blood fats) . Blood glucose is included in this panel.

For additional information please visit the following website:
www.heart.org

Lead Screening

Lead screenings are done by a registered or licensed practical nurse as part of the WIC program with a parent or guardian consent for children under the age of 5 years old and any child that may need screened for entrance to school, preschool/daycare/foster care. Specimens are obtained by a finger stick method. Confirmation of elevated lead results above 10 will prompt a rescreen and/or referred for a venipuncture. Confirmatory venous tests are recommended as in accordance with the Lead Screening and Case follow up Guidelines for Local Health Dept. Manual. Referral to a physician for any abnormal value may be completed.

Hemoglobin

Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The hemoglobin test checks the amount of iron in blood. The test can be done on any adult or child (with permission of parent/guardian) who wishes to have test completed. Abnormal findings will be referred to patient’s physician.

Smoking Cessation

The Perry County Health Department in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Public Health Illinois Tobacco Free Communities Grant, works to prevent the initiation (vs start) of tobacco use and aids with cessation for those who wish to quit. For more information call the Health Department or the ILLINOIS TOBACCO QUIT LINE at 1-866-784-8937.

News

Perry County Health Department now has trained COURAGE TO QUIT leaders. This is a flexible, comprehensive tobacco treatment program that can be delivered to groups or individuals, in community settings or workplace. For more information, call the Health Department.

Blood Pressure Screenings

Blood pressure screenings may be done on a walk in basis on Monday and Fridays, and as scheduling permits on clinic days (Tuesday-Thursday). Results will be recorded so proper tracking of any change may be noted.

For additional information regarding blood pressure readings please see website below:
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/AboutHighBloodPressure/Understanding-Blood-Pressure-Readings_UCM_301764_Article.jsp

Hearing /Vision

Perry County Health Department offers hearing and vision screening services by licensed vision and hearing technicians. Services are extended to area pre schools and elementary schools as scheduled. However, any adult or child may have vision or hearing screenings completed. Referrals will be made for any screening failures for physician follow up. To make an appointment or to obtain more information, please call 357-5371.