Physical Health Department

Programs



 

ADULT HEALTH

  • Family Planning (based on receipt of Title X funds)
    Provide education regarding childbearing and sexual health, birth control, pregnancy testing, pelvic examination and Pap, clinical breast exam and referral for mammography.
  • BreasTEST & More
    Provides clinical breast examinations, referral for mammography, and case management/referral for further diagnostic testing and treatment for clients who qualify.
  • Cancer Screening
    Perform pelvic examination and pap, case-management/referral for further diagnostic testing and treatment for clients who qualify.
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
    Provide education, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted disease. Also perform or assist in contact investigations (tracking of contacts). Act as the information and referral point for community entities.
  • Travel Immunizations
    Informs clients who anticipate foreign travel regarding what immunizations are desirable / required for country they will be visiting. All vaccines are available for administration in our facility with the exception of Japanese Encephalitis and Rabies.
  • WIC (Women, Infants, & Children)
    Provide education in the areas of infant/child growth and development, healthy nutrition habits for mother (pre & post-natal) and child, monitoring of physical and nutritional health status for mothers and children, and provision of food vouchers to enhance nutritional health.
  • Breastfeeding and Breast Pump Education
  • High Risk Nutrition
    Provision of education and guidance for those who are at nutritional risk. Risk may be associated with any number of health issues (i.e. high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, etc.). The program serves adults and children who are seen by a registered dietitian
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  • Immunizations
    Educates the public and our clients re: vaccine-preventable disease and immunizations. Vaccines are administered to children, and adults. In some cases, the cost of the vaccine is covered by the Vaccine For Children Program (State) for the uninsured / underinsured, and those on Medicaid/Peachcare. Some are self-pay clients. Some insurance plans are accepted for payment.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

  • Tuberculosis Program
    Local administration of the Statewide TB program. Track, test, and administer medications to TB cases and those who have been exposed to TB cases.
  • Refugee Services
    Provides physical assessments, screening for communicable diseases, immunizations, diagnostic testing, treatment (dependent on findings) and/or referrals for treatment or further testing.
  • HIV Screening
    Screening requires detailed history-taking, pre & post-test counseling, recall for results, and possible referral for treatment.


    CHILD HEALTH

  • Immunizations
    Educates the public and our clients re: vaccine-preventable disease and immunizations. Vaccines are administered to children, and adults. In some cases, the cost of the vaccine is covered by the Vaccine For Children Program (State) for the uninsured / underinsured, and those on Medicaid/Peachcare. Some are self-pay clients and some insurance plans are accepted for payment.
  • Children 1st
    Program identifies “at risk children
    and offers in clinic or in-home family assessments to identify strengths and needs and to provide information about health, child development, and parenting resources. Children 1st helps identify community resources that families most commonly need.
  • Health Check
    Provides a thorough head-to-toe physical assessment for children, including needed immunizations..
  • Child Health
    Child Health  includes hearing, vision, and dental examinations for school, and Child Health Checks.
  • Safe Kids
    Provides car seat installation and occupant safety training for parents, check of installed car seats for correctness, provision of new car seats and/or booster seats for parents who have worn out or recalled models, or who financially qualify for assistance. The public is educated through articles, traffic stops, set-ups at health fairs, bicycle rodeos, and public speaking engagements. Staff members are also trained as poison prevention educators, and as such go into the schools to teach safety.
    WIC (Women, Infants, & Children)
    Provide education in the areas of infant/child growth and development, healthy nutrition habits for mother (pre & post-natal) and child, monitoring of physical and nutritional health status for mothers and children, and provision of food vouchers to enhance nutritional health.
  • High Risk Nutrition
    Provision of education and guidance for those who are at nutritional risk. Risk may be associated with any number of health issues (i.e. high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, etc.). The program serves adults and children who are seen a registered dietitian
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  • Breastfeeding and Breast Pump Education
  • Scoliosis Screening
  • School, Daycare and Pre-K Immunization Audits


EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

  • Emergency Response
    Public Health responds to disasters and emergency situations in the community in conjunction with the EMA director and EMS chief. As the situation demands we are tasked to: provide public information and education, technical advice, consult with command personnel, assist with emergency shelters, and to provide on-site assistance as needed.
  • Bioterrorism Response Public Health has become one of the lead organizations in community planning for bioterrorism response. On a District, county, and area level: each health department is involved in planning and response, and becomes a component of the incident command center.

 

 

 

Adult Health
 

Communicable Diseases

Child Health

Emergency Preparedness