About Us

Promoting Lifelong Health and Wellness Close to Home!

Our History


The current Wabash County Health Department was formed in 1983 by Wabash County Board of Commissioners Resolution and achieved Certification by the Illinois Department of Public Health in 1984. In 1989, the Wabash County Board of Health in cooperation with the Wabash County Community Mental Health Board added Outpatient Behavioral Health Services. In order to meet Certified Health Department standards and receive a State of Illinois Local Health Protection Grant we must provide at least the following services:



  • Food Sanitation: Restaurant Inspections/Consultations, FoodBorne illness investigations, Provide Public Health Information

  • Private Water: Inspection of new wells, Homeowner problem consultation/complaint investigations, Abandoned well-sealing monitoring

  • Private Sewage: Inspection of new system installations, Homeowner problem consultation/complaint investigations

  • Infectious Disease: Communicable disease investigations/control measures, Immunizations for children and adults, Educational efforts to target groups, and the community.

Wabash County Health Department complies with all applicable Federal Civil Rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, sexual identity or sexual orientation. For more information on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, click here.