Douglas County Health and Human Services Department offers a variety of clinics and services:
An immunization clinic runs 1-4 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. Bring your immunization records. Vaccines are given free to children who don't have health insurance. Parent or guardian must be present to authorize.
Health screening runs each Tuesday and Wednesday for children birth through 21 years of age. The screenings are designed to help families whose children have difficulty getting health screening because of finances, a lack of insurance or those on Medical Assistance. The screenings provide nutritional, physical, laboratory, hearing, vision, immunizations and developmental assessments. If health problems are identified, referrals can be made. Free blood lead testing is also available for children.
Prenatal care coordination
A public health nurse is available by appointment to help pregnant women get the support, information and services they need to have a healthy baby. In home or office visits can be arranged.
New baby visits
Parents can request a public health nurse to visit them and their baby at home. The nurse can provide newborn and postpartum assessments, infant care education and community resource information and referral.
Mantouxs (TB skin test)
Skin tests offered each Monday and Wednesday for a nominal fee.
Alzheimer's Family and
Caregiver Support Program
Financial assistance with caring for people with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias in their homes. Appointment required.
Anonymous, confidential counseling and testing for HIV by appointment. Services include test counseling, laboratory services and education. Clients will be identified by number only for anonymous testing. Sliding scale fees. No one will be denied services because of an inability to pay.
disease clinic for males
An STD clinic for males. Services include by appointment, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up testing and education. There is a nominal charge for medication.
Free mammogram and Pap test for eligible women, ages 45 to 64 years.
Call 395-1304 for information or appointments.