For advice on human rabies exposure, please contact your local health department first for exposure consultation. If the local health department cannot be reached, contact the Illinois Department of Public Health Communicable Disease Control section:
During business hours: (217) 782-2016
After hours: (800) 782-7860
Once you have exhausted all of your county and state resources, you may call the nonprofit Wildlife Control Policy Institute. In cases of human exposure (i.e., bat in the bedroom), the nonprofit will dispatch personnel to capture a bat and send it for rabies testing regardless of a resident’s ability to pay. The Wildlife Control Policy Institute NFP can be reached by calling (773) 870-0870. Non-emergency requests for assistance and training requests can be emailed to email@example.com.