Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Press Releases

Nov 17, 2009 H1N1 Clinics This Week at CUPHD
Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is holding walk-in H1N1 vaccine clinics starting today thru Friday, November 20th. Clinics will run from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Monday thru Thursday and 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday.

The H1N1 clinics are being held for all persons 24 years of age or younger who need the initial vaccination or a booster shot, a secondary dose needed for those age nine and under. Parents bringing their children to the clinic for booster shots are asked to bring their vaccination card with them to be updated.

For more information read the complete press release or visit our H1N1 Flu... more...

Oct 23, 2009 When is Treatment Needed for H1N1
The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Urges the Community to Follow CDC Guidelines

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) wants to restate the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) guidelines on when it is ok to provide care at home if you think you have flu-like illness and when you should seek medical treatment.

According to the CDC, most people with novel H1N1 have had mild illness and have not needed medical care or antiviral drugs. The emergency room should be used for people who are very sick. You should not go to the emergency room if you are only mildly ill. If you get sick with flu symptoms and are at high risk of flu complications or you are concerned about your illness, call your health care provider first for advice. If you go to the emergency room and you are not sick with the flu, you may catch it from people who do have... more...

Oct 19, 2009 H1N1 Vaccine Walk-In Clinics Scheduled
The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District will have Walk-In Clinics this Week for Priority-Age Children.

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) has received enough H1N1 vaccine to hold walk-in clinics for a top priority group this week. Only children from the ages of 6 months to 5 years will be able to receive the H1N1 vaccination.

The walk-in clinics will be held at CUPHD (201 W. Kenyon Road in Champaign) from Tuesday, October 20th to Friday, October 23rd. The clinics will run from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM each day and there is no cost for the vaccine. Clinics will be cancelled if the vaccine runs out prior to the last scheduled... more...

Oct 8, 2009 H1N1 Vaccine NOT Available at CUPHD
The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Has Not Received Shipments of the H1N1 Vaccine

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) has not received the H1N1 vaccine at this time. Due to misinformation, CUPHD is receiving numerous calls and walk-ins from the public requesting the H1N1 vaccination. A press conference will be scheduled once the vaccine has been... more...

Oct 2, 2009 FREE Mammograms, Pap Tests, Breast & Pelvic Exams are Available for Uninsured Women in Illinois!
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District's IBCCP Program to Hold Enrollment Days in Champaign & Danville

Champaign, IL - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The local office of the Illinois Breast & Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP), located at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), will be holding program enrollment days for uninsured women ages 35 to 64. Once enrolled in the IBCCP program, qualifmammograms, pap tests, and breast and pelvic... more...

Sep 23, 2009 University of Illinois Basketball Players to Receive Seasonal Flu Shot Tomorrow
Champaign, IL - Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director, Dr. Damon T. Arnold, will host a press conference September 24, 2009 from 3:00pm - 4:00pm at the Richard T. Ubben Basketball Complex in the men's practice gym located at 1750 South Fourth Street in Champaign. Dr. Arnold is making a state-wide tour encouraging Illinoisans to get their seasonal flu shot.

The program will highlight speakers including IL Department of Public Health Director, Dr. Damon T. Arnold; University of Illinois Director of McKinley Health Center, Dr. Robert Palinkas; Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Administrator, Julie A. Pryde; University of Illinois Director of Sports Medicine, Al Martindale, and the University of Illinois Women's Basketball Coach, Jolette Law who will be addressing the importance of receiving seasonal flu shots. Several men's and women's U of I basketball players will be receiving their seasonal flu shots... more...

Sep 18, 2009 Flu Clinic Begins Tomorrow
Champaign, IL - Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) will be providing seasonal flu shots (NOT H1N1 flu shots) from the parking lot at 201 West Kenyon Road on Thursday and Friday, September 17th and 18th from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Vaccines will be available for everyone ages 4 and up. Flu vaccines are available for $35.00 and Pneumonia vaccines are available for $52.00. CUPHD will accept Medicaid, Medicare,
Visa, Master Card, cash, and personal checks. Medicaid and Medicare cards are required at the time of visit. CUPHD does not accept private insurance (HMO, PPO, POS). The flu clinic will be a "drive-thru". Customers wanting flu shots will not have to leave the comfort of their car, but rather be able to "get the shot and go". To speed things up even more, persons are asked to go to the CUPHD website (www.c-uphd.org) and print out and complete the paperwork. You will then be able to go through the "FAST LANE". Paperwork will also be available at CUPHD's Kenyon Road... more...

Aug 7, 2009 Equation for Disaster: High Temperatures + High Humidity = High Risk for Heat Related Illness
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Urges the Public to Watch for Symptoms of Heat Related Illness in High Risk Populations Such as Children and the Elderly.

Champaign, IL - Summer is reportedly the time for "fun in the sun", however when high temperatures combine with high humidity the "fun" may be short lived. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) urges the public to watch for the symptoms of heat related illness, and to take precautions to keep their families and communities safe.

Heat related illness can take many forms from a mild case of Heat Exhaustion to a more serious and life-threatening case of Heat Stroke. Heat related illnesses occur when the body becomes unable to control its temperature. The body's temperature rises rapidly and the body losses its ability to perspire and cannot cool down. Rising to temperatures of 106 F or higher within 10 to 15 minutes, heat related illness can result in death or permanent disability if emergency... more...

Jul 31, 2009 Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Gives Illinois Communities Top Honors for Maintaining Fluori
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District applaud local measures to improve overall community health.... more...

Jul 7, 2009 First Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Champaign County
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Urges Residents to Take Simple Precautions

Champaign, IL - A mosquito sample recently collected in Champaign County has tested positive for West Nile virus. Surveillance for West Nile virus in Illinois began on May 1 and includes laboratory tests on mosquitoes, dead crows, blue jays, robins and other perching birds as well as the testing of sick horses and humans with West Nile-like
disease symptoms. Citizens who observe a sick or dying crow, blue jay, robin or other perching bird should contact the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) at 217-373-7900, to determine if the bird meets established criteria required for testing.... more...