|118 Cross Creek Boulevard, Salem IL 62881 p 618.548.3878 f 618.548.3866
1013 North Poplar, Centralia, IL 62801 p 618.532.6518 f 618.532.6543
Emergency Phone Number ONLY 618-322-3878
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 5:15 pm, Monday thru Friday
|Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for citizens in Marion County through preventing disease and preventative health maintenance.
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|This project was made possible by funds received
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Volunteers are needed to help specifically in the event of an emergency.
Non-first responders and individuals who are not already obligated as
an emergency volunteer with another entity are needed. The utilization
of volunteers is essential in preserving public health during an
emergency. Volunteers will be utilized to provide manpower or
STD's can show NO Symptoms; call to get tested!
Syphilis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea infections are spread by sexual
contact, and if left untreated, can lead to more serious infections. STD
testing is done by appointment only. A fee of $10 covers testing for all
three STD's. If the test result is positive or there is signs and
symptoms, the client will then be referred to a local medical facility for
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Safety Tips for Heat
"High heat and humidity can lead to serious health problems. It's important for people to
recognize the signs of heat-related illness and take action to prevent becoming sick," said
Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D.
- Stay in air-conditioned buildings.
- Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device.
- Limit outdoor activity, especially midday when it is the hottest part of the day, and
avoid direct sunlight.
- Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
- Take cool showers or baths to lower your body temperature.
- Check on at-risk friends, family, and neighbors at least twice a day. These may include
seniors and people with chronic health conditions.
- Drink more water than usual and don't wait until you're thirsty to hydrate.
- Drink two to four cups of water every hour while working or exercising outside.
- Avoid alcohol or beverages with high amounts of sugar.
- Check the local news for extreme heat warnings.
- Visit www.dph.illinois.gov for heat related information
Heat Exhaustion Symptoms
* Heavy sweating * Weakness * Skin cold, pale and clammy * Weak pulse * Fainting and
What You Should Do
* Move to a cooler location * Lie down and loosen your clothing *Apply cool, wet cloths
to as much of your body as possible *Sip water *If you have vomited and it continues,
seek medical attention immediately.
Heat Stroke Symptoms
*High body temperature (above 103 degrees) *Hot, red, dry or moist skin *Rapid and strong
pulse *Possible unconsciousness.
What You Should Do
*Call 911 immediately - this is a medical emergency *Move the person to cooler location
*Reduce the person's body temperature with cool cloths or a bath *Do NOT give fluids.
Log onto www.ready.illinois.gov for more heat safety information and updates on statewide
weather watches, warnings, and advisories.