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.
Individuals that may benefit from Genetic Counseling:
Every newborn born in Illinois is screened for certain genetic disorders at birth while in the hospital.