The Illinois Tobacco Quitline is a FREE resource for tobacco users who want to quit for good. Our registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and certified tobacco-treatment counselors are on call 7 days a week, 7AM-11PM to answer all your tobacco-related questions and provide the support you need to break the habit.

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Phone: 1-866-Quit-Yes

CC Medicine Drop Box

The Carroll County Medicine Drop Box is located at the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.  Medications Accepted, both liquid and pill form and inhalers.

Health Screenings

Now Offering:

Community Health Screenings

  • Providing
    Basic Blood Test
  • Results
    Given Within 2 Days
    Over the Age of 18
  • Payments Accepted:
    Check, Check, or Credit Card


Health822 S. Mill St.
Mt. Carroll, IL  61053
(815) 244-8855


Emergency Preparedness & Response Program works in collaboration with other agencies to provide comprehensive public health planning and response for all hazard disasters (natural or man-made) within the county. The program includes: distribution of pharmaceuticals or vaccinations in the event of a bioterrorist attack or pandemic influenza; emergency planning for and tracking of populations with special needs; and recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers. The entire Carroll County Health Department staff are NIMS compliant.
For more information, call 815-244-8855.

Coliform PDF Print E-mail

Coliforms are normally non-disease-producing bacteria present in the intestinal discharges of humans, animals and birds. Coliforms are found in large numbers in sewage. They are found in surface water and in topsoil to a depth of several feet depending upon the type of soil or rock. If found in drinking water, they usually indicate that pollution is entering the supply. New or recently repaired wells, pumps or piping usually contain coliforms, making the water unsafe for drinking.

Pollutional bacteria get into a well generally from the top, although in some cases, pollution may enter from underground. That is why proper well location and proper well construction are so important. If limestone is near the surface, there is a greater threat of contamination reaching the well from a greater distance. If the pathway is open for surface water, shallow ground water, or sewage to enter the supply, then actual disease-producing bacteria may enter.

Intestinal diseases, which may be transmitted by contaminated water, are diarrhea, dysentery, infectious hepatitis and typhoid fever. Also parasitic intestinal worms and amoebic cysts that cause dysentery may be present in contaminated water. If coliform contamination can not be successfully corrected through chlorination, this department recommends that you seek advice from a licensed well contractor.