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The Mercer County Health Department is governed by the Board of Health and shall maintain a well organized and financed Health Department with sound programs of disease prevention, health promotion and protection of food, water and the environment.

Mercer County Health Department
305 NW 7th Street
Aledo, IL 61231
Phone: (309) 582-3759
Fax: (309) 582-3793
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday -Friday

Health Department Staff

The Tooth Mobile - Mobile Dental Clinic

The Tooth mobile, affectionately named and decorated with graphic artwork designs using ideas from school children, is a 36 foot-long Winnebago, fully equipped with dental chairs, x-ray, and other equipment. Through a partnership with area dentists, Dental Hygiene School, it provides preventative community based dental services to children in Mercer County and surrounding areas as resources allow. The clinic also refers to local dentists for more extensive dental work which can not be done on the Tooth Mobile. Payment for services is accepted through Kidcare, Medicaid, or private pay clients in need of a provider. Limited grant funds are available for income eligible children.

TOOTHMOBILE FEE CHANGES: 3/19/2014
  • Periodic Exam......$28
  • Floride.....$26
  • Prophyaxis.....Child 0-18 - $41  /  Adult 19-20 - $25.40
  • Sealants......$36

Emergency Preparedness & Mercer County Medical Reserve Corps

Mercer County Health Department has an all-hazards Emergency Preparedness program with plans for responding to bioterrorism events, pandemic influenza, and other types of emergency situations. The Mercer County Health Department Emergency Preparedness Partners include members from Mercer County Emergency Management Agency, area law enforcement agencies, EMS responders, healthcare facilities, public health officials, veterinarians, senior living facilities, and local government officials.  The Emergency Preparedness Program also manages the Mercer County Shelter Program which helps coordinate shelter activation, resource requests, and training countywide.  For more information on the Mercer County Emergency Preparedness Program, call the health department at (309)582-3759, or email angie.litterst@mchdept.org.

The program works closely with Mercer County Medical Reserve Corps volunteers.  The group is comprised of people with medical backgrounds, area business owners, and public officials, as well as everyday citizens of our community.  These volunteers take part in many types of preparedness training including weather spotting, psychological first aid, support during mass medical dispensing, shelter operations, and care for those with special needs to name a few.  In the past, they have volunteered to act as "victims" during training events for our emergency responders.  New recruits are always welcome.  For more information about MRC, call the health department at (309)582-3759, see the Mercer County Medical Reserve Corps Facebook page, or e-mail MercerCountyMRC@gmail.com.

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