Nursing

Clinical Services are available in the following areas. Please call 740-342-5179 for more information.

BUREAU FOR CHILDREN WITH MEDICAL HANDICAPS (BCMH) is a federally, state and locally funded program to provide financial assistance to parents of children (birth to age 21) who have a variety of chronic handicapping conditions.

More BCMH Information from Ohio Department of Health

 

HEAD LICE CONTROL The Health Department has a program geared toward assisting families with head lice problems and questions.  The nurse can call in prescriptions for children with the medical card. We also have a limited supply of an all organic, non-toxic lice killing shampoo called “De-Bug“.  We can provide this to pregnant women,  children under 6 months old, or anyone without insurance.

THE COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PROGRAM provides a variety of services to assist with the identification and control of communicable diseases. Surveillance and follow-up is conducted by public health nurses on all communicable diseases reported to the health department by private physicians and hospitals.

THE CONFIDENTIAL HIV TESTING PROGRAM is available. Clients are seen on a walk-in basis and client confidentiality is maintained throughout the process.  Testing takes approximately 20-30 minutes. Parental permission is not required for minors and test results will be provided by a post test counselor only to the individual that was actually tested.

TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL is provided through surveillance and treatment for active disease as well as preventive treatment. Tuberculosis skin tests are also offered and can be billed through some insurances.

IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM – Immunization services are available at the health department. Walk-in clinics are held on Tuesdays from 1:00pm – 4:30pm, and Wednesdays from 7:30am – 11:00am.  You must bring a current shot record and medicaid card in order to receive vaccinations.

GENERAL NURSING SERVICES provided through our walk-in services.

 

Nursing Division

  • Cindy Dew – Nursing Director
  • Mandy Sherrill – Public Health Nurse
  • Christy Wilson – Medical Office Assistant