Genetics Program

The Kankakee County Health Department genetics program links pregnant women enrolled in the Family Case Management program to Genetic Counseling when needed. A specially trained doctor, nurse, or genetics counselor can provide a diagnosis, information, support, and follow-up with recommendations related to a genetic condition.

A family health history or portrait is a screening tool to review diseases and conditions that may be present in your or your partner’s family. By collecting your family’s health history, you can learn what health problems you may be at increased risk for in the future and how to reduce your risks.

Create a family health portrait online

Individuals that may benefit from Genetic Counseling:

  • Pregnant women that may be at increased risk for complications or birth defects based on age, blood tests, ultrasound findings, or family history
  • Couples who would like prenatal testing or more information about genetic conditions that occur more frequently in their ethnic group
  • Parents whose child has been diagnosed with a genetic condition, mental retardation or birth defect

Every newborn born in Illinois is screened for certain genetic disorders at birth while in the hospital.

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Every newborn born in Illinois is screened for certain genetic disorders at birth while in the hospital.

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For more information please contact:
Genetics Program Kankakee County Health Department
2390 W Station St
Kankakee, Illinois 60901
(815) 802-9400