About Us

About Us

Welcome to the Ogle County Health Department! We strive to be a leader in encouraging everyone to take responsibility for improving their own health and building the kind of society that supports and enables all of us to live healthy lives. The Ogle County Health Department care about engaging residents, reducing health disparities and attending to the needs of our most vulnerable families.

Main Office:
     907 Pines Road
     Oregon, Illinois 61061
     Call (815) 562-6976 ext 2284
     Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Branch Office: Se habla Español
     510 Lincoln Highway
     Rochelle, Illinois 61068
     Call (815) 562-6976 ext 3170
     Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Fridays.

After Hours, please call the Sheriff’s Office:  (815) 732-2136

Below are a few of the services we provide:

Communicable Disease Program
Ogle County Health Department provides prevention and control of communicable disease through immunizations, epidemiological investigations and carrier isolation.  Immunizations are provided to infants, children, and adults of Ogle County. Flu shot clinics are provided in the fall of each year. Testing, treatment, and education is provided for sexually transmitted diseases for men and women. Information materials distributed and presentations provided as requested. 

Health Education Program
Ogle County Health Department keeps the community informed of important health issues and available services, provides educational programs, information, referral and technical assistance, and develops promotional campaigns.  We provide health screening, consultation and education on preventable disease conditions and risk factors.

Maternal Health & High Risk Infant Program
The Ogle County Health Department provides home visits by public nurses for all high risk infants referred by neonatal intensive care units. We provide developmental screenings, exams and medical referral as needed.

Family Case Management
The Ogle County Health Department public nurses serve pregnant women, infants, and children with high risk conditions.  We educate and assist pregnant women in seeking early prenatal care and ensure that infants and children receive well child care and immunizations. Referrals are made to other services which assist in keeping the family unit together and healthy.

Tobacco Enforcement Program
In conjunction with the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office, OCHD initiated this program to assess compliance of retailers selling tobacco products to youth under the age of 18. Ogle County Health Department provides information and education to the community and assists in enforcement of the Smoke-Free Illinois Act.

Women, Infants, and Children (W.I.C) Program
Ogle County Health Department nurses provide assessment services, nutrition education and supplemental foods to assure pregnant and lactating women, infants, and children the best chance for successful growth and development. We strive to improve nutritional status and   encourage breastfeeding for pregnant women.

Vector Control
Ogle County Health Department staff provides education and information on prevention of vector borne illness. We also conduct site investigations and testing of dead birds if appropriate. In addition, we monitor and test mosquito traps throughout Ogle County.

Drinking Water Program
Ogle County Health Department provides safe well water supplies and groundwater protection.  OCHD staff are available to provide construction permits required for new wells, assist well owners with water quality and well testing questions, and conduct inspections for non-community type wells serving non-resident water users.

Emergency Preparedness
Ogle County Health Department staff participate in local, regional and state response plans and task forces. We develop local preparedness, investigate and follow-up on biological threats and provide information to the public.

Food Sanitation Program
Ogle County Health Department staff provide inspection of food service facilities to promote food sanitation and consumer protection. We issue permits for food service operations and retail food stores. In addition, we conduct regular inspections and complaints are investigated by department staff.

TB Care & Treatment
Provides TB testing, education, counseling, follow-up services, home visits and medication  management.

Nuisance Control Program
Ogle County Health Department staff respond to complaints regarding  unhealthy conditions.  Assists property owners in resolving ordinance violations. Unresolved complaints are referred for legal enforcement.

Private Sewage Program
Assists residents and contractors with the installation and repair of individual on-site septic systems.  Permits are issued according to plans reviewed by department staff.  Program is directed toward eliminating health and pollution hazards created by malfunctioning septic systems.