Emergency Services

Please call 911 in any emergency situation!

Galesburg Police Department

(309) 343-9151


The Galesburg Police Department has a long and proud history beginning in 1841 with a force of four and has long been recognized as one of the top police agencies in the region.  Their objective in the delivery of law enforcement services is to improve and expand on the concept of “Customer Service” helping to make Galesburg a good place to live.

Galesburg Fire Department

(309) 345-3756

With unique skills and training, the Galesburg Fire Department proudly provides professional and compassionate emergency medical and fire suppression services to our citizens with quick thinking, intelligence, and dependability.

Emergency Management

Snow Removal

A snow emergency is declared for the City of Galesburg if there is two inches of snowfall or significant blowing winds and drifting.  All cars must be moved off the roadway to make it easier for plows to clear the whole street of snow.

Emergency Sirens

Thirteen emergency sirens are located throughout Galesburg.  Testing is conducted on the first Tuesday of every month at 10:00AM.  Sirens are not sounded for severe lightning or flash floods, but are used in tornado warnings or for thunderstorms with severe winds or hail.  They may be also used for non-weather emergencies such as hazardous materials releases, terrorism, and nuclear emergencies.

Visit the city’s webpage for a disaster supply list, contact info for each department, and more information about emergency preparation in Galesburg.

Photo courtesy of the City of Galesburg

Galesburg Cottage Hospital provides complete inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care.  They have received The Joint Commission seal of accreditation and are the only hospital in west-central Illinois to have been named a Top Performer.  They are celebrating more than 120 years of caring service to Western Illinois residents.

Galesburg cottage hospital
OSF St mary medical center

OSF St. Mary Medical Center, an acute care hospital in Galesburg, Illinois, has been dedicated to providing the very best care for each and every patient since 1909.  They provide state-of-the-art therapeutic, diagnostic, medical, and surgical support to the patients of Knox County.

The mission of the Knox County Health Department is to serve Knox County by assessing health and environmental needs, developing policies, and assuring those needs are effectively addressed.  They provide health education, assessments, screening, and disease prevention services to the local area.

Knox county health department
Family Planning Services of western Illinois

Family Planning provides confidential, low-cost, preventative health care to both females and males to help with their sexual health and reproductive health needs.  Services include pap smears, breast and pelvic exams, prescription and dispensing of various birth control methods, pregnancy testing, common screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections/diseases (specifically Chlamydia and Gonorrhea), and dispensing of emergency contraception.

Medical & Emergency

Medical excellence at your doorstep


CVS Pharmacy - 1071 W Carl Sandburg Dr

(309) 344-7886



HyVee Pharmacy - 2030 E Main St

(309) 342-1619



HyVee Pharmacy - 1975 National Blvd

(309) 344-1101



Walgreens Pharmacy - 1057 E Main St

(309) 341-2446


Walgreens 24-hour Pharmacy - 844 W Freemont St

(309) 343-5141 


Walmart Pharmacy - 659 Knox Square Dr

(309) 344-2254



Go Galesburg provides locals, newcomers, and visitors with a single online resource. Go Galesburg aspires to grow the community by spotlighting everything Galesburg has to offer.

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Go Galesburg is a partnership between the Galesburg Area Convention & Visitors' Bureau, Galesburg Chamber of Commerce, KnoxCorps, Galesburg Community Foundation, and the nonprofit community. 

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