Monroe County Health Department
901 Illinois Avenue      Waterloo, Illinois  62298
Phone: 618.939.3871    Fax: 618.939.4459 
Protecting You and Your Environment

News and Events at Monroe County Health Department

Notice: We no longer assist with the ACA Insurance.

Please call 618.397.3303 for navigator assistance.

Do you still need to get your flu shot?


Flu vaccines are now avaliable. Costs may vary.

Appointments are not necessary but due to the high volume of flu clinics taking place in our county please call the office to make sure a nurse is avaliable. 618.939.3871

Click the following links for flu forms: Adult     Child


Now available FREE drug testing for minors with a parent or guardian present, due to growing heroin use in Monroe County.

The test is a six panel drug test with the results available within 10 minutes. Complete confidentiality with referrals for both positive and negative results. After hour appointments will be available upon request. Testing is not available for employment purposes.


For more information about testing please call our office at (618)939-3871.



The battle against ticks has begun.

Check out our Environmental Health page for helpful ticks on:

  • Preventing tick bites
  • Proper removal of ticks
  • Tick identification

Going on a trip this fall?

See our immunization page for information on vaccines and links to help you prepare. Click here to visit our immunization page.

Do you need to know about the new food handler act?

Take a look at our Food Sanitation Program tab for helpful links and information.

Breast pumps available for rental!

The Monroe County Health Department is now offering breast pumps for rental for all Monroe County residents. Fee is $10/month + a $20 start up fee.  Individuals receiving Medicaid are eligible for a FREE double electric breast pump. Please call the health department for more information about breast pumps!

Protect yourself!

Sexual health concerns:

FREE condoms are available for Monroe County residents at the health department. (Must have proof of residency.)


Mosquito larvicide available to municipalities with standing water problems.

 Abandoned swimming pools are a large breeding site for mosquitoes. Please notify the health department of any abandoned pools or standing water sites. If your municipality does not have a licensed applicator for the larvicide distribution, please notify the health department at 939-3871 ext.11 for applications. Click here for more information.