Health Education

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 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
Housing and Utility Assistance
ITAC (Free amplified phones to those who are hard of hearing)

OSF St. Mary Medical Center, a part of OSF HealthCare, is a 90-bed acute care hospital located in Galesburg, Illinois. We provide state-of-the-art therapeutic, diagnostic, medical and surgical support to the patients and families of Knox County and surrounding communities. A 24-hour Level II Trauma Center ensures our community has the access to intensive emergency medical services and board-certified emergency medical physicians.

The Galesburg Public Library offers resources and services for all ages. Offerings include books, ebooks, magazines, newspapers, movies, audiobooks, internet time, research databases, typing computers, research assistance, genealogy materials, wireless internet, Kindles for checkout, ROKUs for checkout, Book Club kits, cake pans for checkout, a charging station, test prep and career databases, and programs for all ages! We also have printers and copy machines, FAX services, and notary services.

University of Illinois Extension provides practical education you can trust to help people, businesses, and communities solve problems, develop skills, and build a better future.

U of I Extension offers educational programs in five broad areas:
Energy and environmental stewardship
Food safety and security
Economic development and workforce preparedness
Family health, financial security, and wellness
Youth development

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