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Lead Screening

Lead poisoning happens when a person breathes lead dust or eats something with lead in it. 

The Clark County Health Department provides Lead Screening for children and adults through a finger stick test.  The cost for the screening is $20.00, and is done by appointment or walk-in basis.

For more information, you can visit the Illinois Poison Center website at www.IllinoisPoisonCenter.org

Diabetes Screening

Diabetes means that your blood glucose (sugar) is too high.  Over time, too much glucose can lead to problems with your eyes, kidneys, heart, nerves, feet and teeth.  Diabetes is a serious condition, but it can be managed. 

The Clark County Health Department provides diabetes screening.  The cost of the test is $5.00 and is done by appointment or walk-in basis, Monday through Friday 8:00am to 3:30pm.

We can also perform diabetes screening through a blood draw; however, we require a prescription from your doctor.  

For more information about Diabetes talk with your health care provider, or click on any of the following resource links for more information:

National Diabetes Association's www.ndep.nih.gov.
National Diabetes Education Program www.ihs.gov/MedicalPrograms/Diabetes/
National Eye Institute (NEI) www.nei.nih.gov
American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org
American Dietetic Association www.eatright.org
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International www.jdf.org
Medical Eye Care for the Nation's Disadvantaged Senior Citizens 1-800-222-3937

Blood Pressure Screening

A blood pressure reading has two numbers.  The top number is the pressure when your heart pumps blood.  It is called Systolic Pressure.  The bottom number is the pressure between pumps.  It is called Diastolic Pressure.  Your blood pressure is considered high if:  The top number is 140 or more, and/or the bottom number is 90 or more. 

We provide "free" blood pressure screening from 8:00am until 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, and no appointment is necessary, walk-ins welcome.

To learn more about Blood Pressure talk to your health care provider or you can also visit the National Heart, Lung, and Blood institute on the internet at www.nhlbi.nih.gov or the American Heart Association's website at www.americanheart.org

Cholesterol Screening

We provide cholesterol screening through a blood draw; however, a doctor's prescription is required.  Screenings are done by appointment, Monday through Friday. 

Pregnancy Test

The Clark County Health Department provides free pregnancy tests. Tests may be conducted by appointment or walk-in basis.