It’s not too late for a flu shot

By: 
MELINA DURAN
Editor

SNCHD is administering the flu vaccine on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 8-11:30 and 1-4:30. There is a cost for adults, (Medicare Part B accepted) Please call 235-5463 if you have questions. Our regular immunization clinics are every Wednesday from 8-11:30 a.m. & 1-4:30 p.m.; and the second Wednesday of each month until 6 p.m. Children with no insurance is $10. Medicaid and CHIPS accepted.
ImmTrac is a free service provided to you by the Texas Department of Health. This service plays an important role in protecting your child from many dangerous diseases. ImmTrac works by allowing immunization providers across Texas to record and store the information necessary to correctly identify your child and to track his or her immunization status. Providers authorized to use ImmTrac can see what immunizations your child already has, even if they were given in another city. So when you come in for shots, your child gets only those that he or she needs. This means that your child won't be under-vaccinated and more susceptible to diseases. Your child won't be over-vaccinated either, so he or she does not have to go through any more discomfort than is necessary. ImmTrac can also print out a immunization record you can use to get into school or daycare. Participation in ImmTrac is voluntary. To have your vaccines put into the database, talk to Tanja Jennings, our Immtrac Specialist. This service is available for adults now.
The health department will be closed on Monday, January 15 to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Family Planning services are available, and includes pap smears, breast exams, pregnancy testing, methods of birth control, pills, depo provera (the shot), condoms and spermicides, IUDs (intrauterine device), Nuva Ring and Nexplanon (hormonal implant). Testing/treatment for STDs are also done. Clients must be able to still have children. Clients must be uninsured (without private health insurance); we do accept Medicaid and the Healthy Texas Women’s Program. Hours are Monday thru Thursday 8:30 to 11:30 and 1:00 to 4:30. Please call ahead for an appointment 325-235-2869.
The SNCHD is screening, testing and treating clients for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. HIV testing is available with clients referred elsewhere for treatment, if needed. Testing will be provided for a small fee per visit, with no charge for medication to treat chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Testing will be provided upon request if possible, otherwise an appointment will be scheduled. There are no income guidelines to meet or scrutiny about insurances to use these services. To obtain an appointment please call 325-235-5463 Monday-Thursday from 8:30-11:30 and 1-4:30.

For more information about the services offered at the health department, visit our web site at www.nolancountyhealth.com or find us on Facebook

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