Madison County Health Department
101 East Edwardsville Road
Wood River, Illinois 62095
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Phone: (618) 692-8954
Fax: (618) 692-8905

Administration Fax: (618) 296-7011

  Nursing Fax: (618) 251-9482

Email: health@co.madison.il.us



 

Personal Health Services

  • Communicable Disease Surveillance
  • Genetics Program & Genetics Clinic
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Hearing & Vision Screening
  • Hepatitis C Testing
  • HIV Testing
  • Illinois Breast & Cervical Cancer Program
  • Immunization Clinic
  • International Travel
  • Lead Program
  • Perinatal Hepatitis B Program
  • School Physicals
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance
  • TB Clinic
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease & HIV/AIDS Surveillance

    SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE SCREENINGS are held on MONDAYS between 1:00 AND 5:00 PM and TUESDAYS between 1:00 PM AND 3:00 PM.     WALK-IN BASIS -- FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE

     

     

     

    Description

    Madison County Health Department receives reports on all positive tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV and AIDS. It is the responsibility of the nurse to make sure the

     patient knows of their diagnosis and is treated appropriately for the disease. The nurse also assists the patient with notifying all sexual partners and makes referrals for partner testing and treatment. An essential component of STD surveillance is educating each patient about how the disease is spread and how to reduce the risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease. Educating the community and at-risk populations about sexually transmitted diseases is an ongoing project.

    The nurse is responsible for reporting all sexually transmitted diseases and the documented treatment for the diseases to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Madison County Health Department began STD surveillance in 1997.

    Benefits

    Early detection of a sexually transmitted disease and getting appropriate treatment reduces the risk of complications, including pelvic inflammatory disease, epididymitis, and infertility. Reducing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS can be accomplished by educating individuals and communities about the etiology and epidemiology of these diseases. The data collected provides useful information to public health agencies about where to direct prevention and screening services.