Madison County Health Department's building in Wood River, IL 
101 East Edwardsville Road
Wood River, IL 62095
(618) 692-8954

The Madison County Health Department is the entity certified by the Illinois Department of Public Health to undertake the planning and implementation of a community health program designed to address the priority community health needs of Madison County residents.  The Department provides a core of services in the areas of potable water supplies, food protection, infectious disease control and community health education.  Other programs are instituted as local needs are identified and resources to support addressing those needs are found.


Healthy choices, people and places.  Healthy Madison County.

Our mission is to promote, protect, and assure conditions for optimal health through leadership, partnership, prevention and response. 

We believe in...

  • Being sensitive to cultural factors influencing health
  • Encouraging employees to pursue personal and professional growth
  • Delivering high quality services
  • Identifying and minimizing health disparities
  • Maintaining a qualified work force dedicated to fulfilling their roles
  • Providing programs necessary to promote and protect community
  • Sustaining partnerships and maintaining community collaborations       


Madison County Health Department was established by County Board resolution in August 1994. The resolution provided for the formation of a local health department to provide services to all of Madison County. The former tuberculosis tax is now a public health tax and partially funds the department. The department was first certified by the Illinois Department of Public Health in June 1996.

In August 2002, the Madison County Health Department was relocated from 2119 Troy Rd., Edwardsville, to the former Wood River Township Hospital at 101 E. Edwardsville Rd., Wood River, Illinois.