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.
- How can I find out if my child is up-to-date on their vaccinations?
- What does the Public Health Department charge for a child immunization shot?
- Which vaccinations do you offer for adults and at what cost?
- I am pregnant or think I may be pregnant, what kind of assistance can I get locally right now and when the baby comes?
- I need dental care for me or for my family member. What is available in our county?
- I don’t have a doctor and I don’t have health insurance. Where can I go for medical care?
- I have a new baby and I need information about health, nutrition and the proper development of my child. Where can I get help?