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About Us

About DCHD

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To protect and promote healthier lifestyles through prevention and education.

The Douglas County Health Department was formed in 1966 by Resolution of the Douglas County Board, and in 1994 a referendum was passed for the Health Department. The Health Department remains committed to the provision of services that are necessary to promote and protect the public health of both visitors and residents.


In 2007, construction began on the expansion of the current building. In the beginning of 2008, The Douglas County Health Department opened the doors to its own Dental and Health Clinic. The clinic and the addition of on-site lab processing capabilities has allowed the health department to better serve the community.

As a certified health department, the Douglas County Health Department is responsible for several programs as well as many other public health services. Programs are grouped into divisions relating to either nursing, environmental health or health education. All programs have an educational component. The goal of this department is to increase the awareness and number of persons reached in this educational process.

Hours and Directions

General Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:45PM

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Main Office and J600

Dental Clinic Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-4:45PM

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

DoCo Health Clinic Hours

Monday-Tuesday 8:00AM-4:00PM

Wednesday 10:00AM-7:00PM

Thursday & Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

The Douglas County Health Department, Dental Clinic, and DoCo Health Center is located at:

1250 E US Hwy 36
Tuscola, Illinois 61953
Telephone: (217) 253-4137
Fax: (217) 253-3421

The Douglas County Health Department Annex is located at:

Tuscola Outlet Mall

J600 Tuscola Blvd

Tuscola, IL 61953

Telephone: (217) 253-4137

Fax: (217) 253-3421

If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1.  For non-life threatening emergencies, outside our regular office hours, please call the non-emergency line for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department at 217-253-2913 and they will contact us.

For information on our DCHD IPLAN 2021-2026, please click the button below.

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