Notice of Privacy Practices
Fee Discount Eligibility
Many of our services can be offered at a discount for those who qualify. Please speak with a public health nurse or STD staff to determine your eligibility.
For more information, call 217-535-3102 for Health Services.
Anyone over the age of 12 who may have been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease (STD) is encouraged to make an appointment. If a disease is found, treatment will be provided at the time of the visit. STD counseling services are included.
What to Expect When Visiting Our Adult Clinic
Information that you need to know about our adult clinic services and testing:
Services we offer: STD testing, STD education, Vaccines for Hep A, Hep B and Gardasil for HPV protection, Partner Services, treatment of STDs and genital wart treatments.
All visits are strictly confidential!
Average visit time is about 1 hour. This includes paperwork time, counseling, testing, examination results and treatment if needed. Average treatment-only visit is about 15 minutes.
Tests we offer include: Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Hepatitis C, HIV, and Herpes. In women only we can look for Trichomoniasis (Trich), yeast, and Bacterial Vaginosis (BV).
Please bring your insurance or medical card to your visit. If you do not have a card and need financial assistance, please bring proof of income (recent pay stubs, social security, etc.).
Methods of payment we take are: cash, check, debit and credit cards.
Should I Get Tested?
We recommend STD/HIV testing for anyone who:
- Is sexually active
- Has unprotected sex
- Injects drugs and shares needles
- Exchanges sex for money or drugs
- Is a man that has unprotected sex with other men
- Has a partner who has been diagnosed with STD/HIV
- Has a new partner or more than one partner in the last 3 months
- Has unprotected sex with an injection drug user or a man who has sex with other men
What Is That Bump?
Genital Warts? Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) causes genital warts. It is spread by skin on skin contact with an infected person. Some of these warts can go on to cause cervical or penile cancer.
You can have those warts treated at the Sangamon County Department of Public Health (SCDPH). We use an 80% Trichloracetic Acid treatment to kill the virus, or provide a cream that you can apply to help them disappear. Cost is $15.00 per acid treatment. You can be treated once a week until they are gone.
If you are concerned about genital warts, please ask our intake counselor for more information. You can also look at the information about HPV on our website provided by the CDC.
PrEP: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
What is PrEP?
PrEP is a daily medication that can reduce your chance of getting HIV by over 90%. Anyone who is at risk of encountering HIV, whether through sex or sharing needles, can take PrEP.
Is PrEP safe?
Yes. PrEP causes some side effects in very few people, but those side effects don’t last long.
Where can I get PrEP?
We prescribe PrEP here at public health, but you can also get PrEP from anyone who can write a prescription. This includes your own doctor. Here is a resource you can share with your doctor.
How much does PrEP cost?
Insurance companies do cover PrEP. If you don’t have insurance, there are programs to help you access PrEP for low or no cost. If your insurance company doesn’t cover the entire cost of PrEP, there are ways to help with that cost, too!
Where can I learn more about PrEP?
You can visit the CDC website to learn more, or give us a call at 217-535-3102
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
Clinic Services are offered by Appointment Only. Please call 217-535-3102 to schedule the following:
- Lead Screening
Appointments are available Monday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:30 p.m., Wednesday 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. for the following:
- SIU Clinic
- STD/STI Clinic
Walk In Services
Walk In hours are available Monday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for the following:
- Blood Pressure Screening
- Flu Shots (seasonally available)
- Head Lice Checks
- Pregnancy Testing
- TB Testing (except Thursdays)
The Sangamon County Department of Public Health (SCDPH) will offer seasonal influenza immunizations to the public starting September 19th, 2022, at 2833 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield. The hours for walk-in clinics are as follows:
Mondays 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
SCDPH joins the Centers for Disease Control in their strong recommendation that everyone six months of age and older get their yearly flu vaccination as soon as vaccines become available in their community. This vaccine is separate from the COVID vaccine.
Influenza, commonly called the flu, is caused by viruses that infect the respiratory tract and spreads from person to person when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms include a fever of 100° to 103° in adults and often higher in children, dry cough, runny or stuffy nose, headache, muscle aches, and extreme fatigue. The flu season typically runs from October through May. It takes up to 2 weeks for protection to develop after the vaccination.
The flu vaccination is no cost to all Medicare B and Medicaid recipients, and most private insurances. SCDPH accepts numerous health insurance plans, including Blue Cross, Aetna, Humana, Cigna, Molina, Meridian, Illinicare, and Health Alliance. For persons without insurance, or that have insurance we currently do not accept, the cost for the vaccine is $42.00. Those who are 65 years and older have the option of receiving the High-Dose influenza vaccination for $90.00. No one will be denied vaccine due to the inability to pay. For any questions, please call 217-535-3102.
Adult and childhood immunizations are offered for a nominal fee. The patient must pay for vaccines not supplied by the State, but there are no income restrictions. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18 years of age. Costs of vaccines will vary due to price changes from the manufacturers.
Travel immunizations are available for persons planning on leaving the country. Travelers should see a health-care provider at least 4–6 weeks before the trip to allow time for vaccines to take effect and to start taking medicine, if indicated. Pre-exposure rabies vaccine may also be obtained for travelers who plan to spend a lot of time outdoors.
For more information, or to make an appointment, call 217-535-3102 or click here for the Centers for Disease Control Recommendations
- Well Child
- Adult or Pre-employment
Routine, non-acute, school, sports and well-child examinations are provided, by appointment, to children through the age of 18.
Adult physicals or pre-employment physical examinations are provided, by appointment, to persons 19 and older.
Drug Testing may also be offered at the election of the client or as part of the pre-employment physical.
Employers may also require a pre-employment TB Test, a service that is offered on a walk-in basis during clinic hours, no appointment needed. However, this service may be part of your physical exam visit. Persons receiving the tuberculin skin test must return within 48 to 72 hours to have a trained health care worker read the test. TB tests are NOT administered on Thursdays since the Department is not open on the weekend to read the test.
For more information, or to make an appointment, call 217-535-3102.
Child & Family Health
Breast Feeding & Peer Support
New mothers often need guidance and support as they begin the process of breastfeeding their infants. Peer counselors are available to WIC clients to provide support in the home and over the phone.
For more information, or to make an appointment, call 217-535-3102.
Ever wonder if your baby is meeting all their milestones for their age?
Early intervention is a program to help infants and toddlers reach their developmental milestones.
- Free evaluations to all children referred that are less than 3 years of age
- Developmental, Physical, Occupational, Nutrition, Behavioral, Audiological and Speech therapy evaluations available
- Family Support
- Assistive Technology services
- Services are provided in the home, daycare, community settings
- For an appointment call, Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at 217-535-3102 or toll free 1-888-217-3505
- We cover Sangamon, Mason, Menard, and Logan counties.
Early CHOICES: An Inclusion Initiative of the Illinois State Board of Education
The Early CHOICES inclusion initiative promotes high quality inclusive early care and education for each and every child birth to age 5. The goal is to have kids with and without disabilities learning together in the same classroom. Visit their website for more information and for training modules that are available for use by families and educators. https://www.eclre.org/
Family Case Management
Every pregnant or parenting mother who is Medicaid or low-income is assigned a resource nurse. The resource nurse provides information on social and educational services and makes referrals as needed. Home visits are made to provide education on pregnancy and parenting.
For more information, or to make an appointment, call 217-535-3102.
Healthy Families is a voluntary, free parent education and support program that offers home visiting for eligible first and second time parents. Eligible parents may enroll and begin receiving services from our Healthy Families program during pregnancy, or by the time, their child is 3 months old. Healthy Families is an evidence and strength based home visiting program and will assist families in providing their children with nurturing care essential to healthy development. Primary goals include child wellness, parent support, community resources and family relationships
- Healthy Families serves mom’s age 30 years and under.
- Healthy Families serves families living in Sangamon and Menard Counties.
- Families can receive long-term support from pregnancy through child’s third birthday.
- For more information, please call Debbie Tisckos at 217-535-3102 extension 3770.
WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children who meet residency, nutrition and income requirements. The program provides healthy foods, advice and referrals to pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women so that they can stay strong and help their children. Infants receive benefits during their first year while children receive benefits up to age five.
Our clinic offers both walk-in and advance scheduling.
Advance appointments are available:
Monday from 8:10 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Walk-in appointments are available:
Monday through Friday from
8:10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
*Note: We are closed the second Wednesday of every month for training.
Call 217-535-3102 to schedule an appointment or come in for a walk-in. Not sure what to bring? Call ahead.
In-person WIC visits in Menard County will resume starting June 2, 2022. The clinic will be open on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To schedule an appointment call 217-535-3102.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, and at any USDA office, or write letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: email@example.com. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Illinois Breast & Cervical Cancer Program
Free mammograms, pap tests, and breast examinations are provided for uninsured/underinsured women between the ages of 21 and 64 who live in Illinois. Younger women with symptoms may be eligible.
The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) is now accepting women with health insurance that covers breast and cervical screenings, but it will not cover diagnostic services unless a deductible is met. IBCCP may be able to pay “up to” the unmet deductible.
For more information, please call: 217-535-3102 ext. 3756, 3764 or 3755.
Infectious Disease Reporting
Reporting Requirements for Health Professionals and Mandated Reporters
According to the Illinois Administrative Code, health professionals and other mandated reporters are required to report information on communicable diseases to the local health authority (local health department) per the Illinois guidelines contained in the link below. Also included is a list of mandated reporters.
Reporting Requirements for Public Citizens
Any person having knowledge of a known or suspected communicable disease is required to report to the local health authority (local health department). The following link contains a brief list of reportable diseases.
Reports of communicable diseases may be submitted to the Sangamon County Department of Public Health, Infectious Diseases Section, by phone or fax.
Medication & Sharps Disposal
Free Medication Disposal Drop Off
For unwanted or expired medications, simply bring your items to the Sangamon County Health Department during regular business hours. You can also contact your local pharmacy or law enforcement office for additional locations.
- Prescription Medications
- Over the Counter Medications
- Liquid medication bottles – less than 4 ounces in a zip locked bag
Items NOT accepted:
- Illegal Drugs
- Medical Devices and Batteries
- Aerosol Cans or Inhalers
- Mercury-Containing Devices
Needles and Sharps Disposal
Discarding Needles & Sharps safely will protect your family, friends, neighbors, and sanitation workers from accidental needle sticks. Sangamon County Health Department provides collection & disposal for the following costs:
- One-time drop off is $15
- Unlimited drop off (sharps containers provided!) is $30 for 12 months.
Find more information regarding the safe disposal of needles & sharps at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration
For questions call: 217-353-3102
Sangamo Scripts is a pharmaceutical discount program for any Sangamon, Morgan, Menard or Cass County resident.
The Coast2CoastRx Free Discount Prescription Card:
- Saves up to 75% on prescriptions
- Covers individuals or families
- 60,000 Participating Pharmacies
- Use immediately with no paperwork to fill out
- No health restrictions – Everyone is accepted
- No fee ever charged for the card
- Save on brand and generic drugs
- Covers drugs not covered in health plans
- Covers many pet prescriptions
For more information call 1-800-931-8872.
For more information and to print out a card go to www.coast2coastrx.com