Health Services

The Alzheimer's Association, Central Illinois Chapter, is a donor-supported, not-for-profit health organization serving 20 counties in central Illinois. Its two locations, in Peoria and Quincy, serve the needs of those affected by Alzheimer's and related dementias; advocate for policy change and research funding; and work in conjunction with its National offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C., to advance research toward prevention, treatment and a cure.

Family Planning Service provides low cost reproductive healthcare to men and women throughout Western Illinois.

Services provided include:
STD testing and treatment
Pap, pelvic and breast exams
Testing and treatment of minor infections
Prescribing of various contraceptive methods, including Plan B
Pregnancy testing
Counseling and referrals

Services are based on income; medical card, managed care, and third party insurances are accepted. Legal status is not required to receive services.

The Head Start program is a national program that promotes school readiness of low-income children by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development through the provision of health, educational, nutritional, social, family, parent involvement and other services that are determined, based on family needs assessments, to be necessary.

VNA Community Serves all fo Knox County. Our programs include: Three meal sites in the county for persons 60 and older.
Home delivered meals
Information and Assistance
Outreach
Circuit Breaker
Medicare D
Recreation
Health Promotion
Family Caregiver
Transportation
New Age New Image Fitness Center
Utility Assistance
ITAC (Free amplified phones to those who are hard of hearing)

OVER 20 YEARS OF SERVICE: Since the successful referendum passed in 1992 the Knox County Health Department has grown and expanded over 20 years. These accomplishments are the result of commitment and dedication of the staff past and present.
1992 Voters pass referendum to form KCHD
1992 First Board of Health Meeting
1993 Health Department opens at 2320 Veterans Drive, Galesburg
1993 Shigella outbreak in Galesburg
1993 First Flu Immunization Clinic conducted
1993 First Board of Health Budget with Health Fund Levy adopted by Knox County Board

What is a Community Health Center?

Grant-Supported Federally Qualified Health Centers are public and private non-profit health care organizations that meet certain criteria under the Medicare and Medicaid Programs.

Medical Services:
-- Physical Exams
-- Adult Wellness
-- Mental Health
-- Acute & Chronic Care
-- Women's Health
-- Chronic Disease

In effort to maintain both the safety and well-being of children, the mission of the Knox County Child Advocacy Center is to coordinate timely, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary approaches and responses to both child sexual abuse and serious physical abuse victimization. Such activities are coordinated and provided in a safe, agency-neutral, child focused setting that is shared amongst all members of the multidisciplinary team.

Eligibility: Older persons 60 and over and persons with disabilities.
Area Served: McDonough, Bureau, Henderson, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island and Warren Counties.

Services Provided: Services available include: Information and Assistance, Outreach Services, Home Delivered Meals, Congregate Meals, Transportation, Senior Health Assistance Programs, and information for family caregivers and grandparents raising grandchildren.