Public Health Nursing

Prevent, Promote, Protect

The professional nursing staff provides all residents of the county with services and programs that address a wide range of health needs for people of all ages. These services protect the community from the spread of communicable diseases and ensure quality, accessible health services for all.

Public Health Nurses collaborate with schools, medical clinics, recreation centers and human service departments for health outreach, prevention, referral, and education services. Reporting and tracking the source of disease, providing health checks and screenings, making referrals, giving immunizations and administrating grants is in the able hands of the nursing department.

Public Health Nursing staff provide referrals to the Human Services Department for payment assistance, CHP+, Medicaid, food stamps, case management, and other services. Browse the pages of our website to learn about the many services offered by the Nursing Services Office.

In addition to our health screenings, vaccination clinics, and maternal/child programs, we provide home health assessments for referrals to home health services and the reporting of communicable diseases.