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. 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.
In January 2011, the Health Department moved into a newly renovated facility at 416
West Edwards Street in Vandalia.
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.
Many changes have occurred in the past 35+ years, but the primary concern of the
health department is 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.
Improving the quality of life through healthy lifestyle promotion, disease prevention, compassionate care giving, and environmental protection.
"Big Blue House on the Hill" in Vandalia; 1987-2011
416 West Edwards Street, Vandalia -- January 2011
416 W. Edwards | Vandalia, IL 62471 | PH: 618-283-1044 | WIC PH: 618-283-5037
FAX: (618)-283-5038 (Administration) | FAX: (618)-283-4195 (WIC and Public Health)
AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY PH: (618)-463-2404
Home Health & Hospice
416 W. Edwards | Vandalia, IL 62741 | PH: (618)-283-7262 | FAX: 618-283-5039