West Nile Virus More Positive Mosquitoes in the Metro East -Final- 8-17-2015

On July 20, 2015, East Side Health District received its first mosquito pool that was positive for West Nile Virus in East St. Louis, IL.
Positive birds and/or positive mosquitoes have been found in 44 Illinois counties this season. “Our health departments monitor activity and conduct surveillance every year mid-April through mid-October,” stated Myla Blandford, Assistant Administrator at East Side Health District.
Due to recent increased WNV activity in mosquitoes in the Metro East area, health officials recommend citizens be pro-active in using insect repellent to ward off mosquitoes and wear protective clothing during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.


Southwest Illinois Asthma Coalition (SWIAC) Kick Off

Families of children with asthma are encouraged to attend, It's A Free Family Event!

East St. Louis, North Alcoa Superfund Alternative Site and Redevelopment

Welcome to the Homepage for the North Alcoa Superfund Alternative Site. Here you will find general information about construction activities currently underway... MORE INFO.

US EPA Website for the North Alcoa Site

The North Alcoa site consists of 400 acres located in a mixed use area of East St. Louis. The property is bounded on the north by Lake Drive, on the east by the Alton and Southern railroad, on the south by Missouri Avenue... MORE INFO

March is Colorectal Cancer Month

According to the National Institute of Health, Colorectal Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Colorectal Cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer and is highly curable when caught early. Screening test like colonoscopy can save lives by problems before symptoms occur. MORE INFO...

Measles: Make Sure Your Child Is Protected with MMR Vaccine

Measles is a highly contagious disease. It can be serious for young children. Protect your child by making sure he or she is up to date on vaccinations, including before traveling abroad.

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. Measles starts with a fever. Soon after, it causes a cough, runny nose, and red eyes. Then a rash of tiny, red spots breaks out. It starts at the head and spreads to the rest of the body. Measles can be serious for young children. It can lead to pneumonia, encephalitis (swelling of the brain), and death. MORE INFO...

Ebola in the United States 

The East Side Health District and St. Clair County Health Department are conducting disease surveillance and providing information to our medical community on how to protect against Ebola.

On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed, through laboratory tests, the first case of Ebola in the United States. The disease was detected in a person who had traveled to Dallas, Texas, from West Africa.

2014 - 2015 FLU SHOT SEASON is Here.

Time: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 12:00pm (Noon) and 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Cost: $25 (We accept-Medicare Part-B, and Medicaid for adults and children).

Location: 638 North 20th Street, East St. Louis, IL 62205

Phone: (618) 874-4713 EXT: 260 or 261




Bid Opportunities

The East Side Health District will continue to post bidding opportunities as the need arises.