Established in 1976

The Fayette County Health Department was established in August of 1976 in the county seat of Vandalia, Illinois. There was a severe need in the county to expand home health services and a health department could meet this need.

1984 & 1987: Expansion and Relocation

The Big Blue House on the Hill

In 1984 WIC services were transferred to the Health Department and the Maternal / Child Program moved into a separate building. By 1987, office space was crowded and the Health Department purchased the "Big Blue House on the Hill". The Maternal / Child Program immediately set up operations in the new office and the following spring found the entire department located in the house.



2011 - The Move to Our Current Facility

Current Fayette County Health Department Building

In January 2011, the Health Department moved into a newly renovated facility at 416 West Edwards Street in Vandalia.



Services Offered

The Fayette County Health Department offers many services to the citizens of Fayette County. Included in these services are Home Health, Hospice, Environmental Health, Public Health, and family and clinical services.

To Promote and Protect the Health of Its Residents

Many changes have occurred in the past 40+ years, but the primary concern of the health department to promote and protect the health of its residents has not. We welcome your questions or comments about our services, or suggestions on how we can serve you better, please call us at 618.283.1044.