Nursing

St. Clair County Health Department Public Health Nurses Strive for a healthier community through awareness, education, compassion and trust.

ADULT IMMUNIZATION TRAVEL PROGRAM: Provides adult immunizations: Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, HPV, Influenza, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Meningococcal, Pertussis, Pneumococcal, Polio, Tetanus, Varicella and Zostavax. Also information and vaccines recommended for overseas travel, ie: Typhoid and Yellow Fever.

CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION: Clinics provide vaccines to protect children against Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, HPV, Influenza, Meningococcal, Pertussis, pneumoniae, Rotavirus, Strep. Tetanus, Polio, and Varicella. Pneumococcal vaccine is available to high risk children.

CHILDREN'S SPECIAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES: Helps medically eligible children with physical disabilities receive treatment from a specialist. Coordination of community services is included in the program.

CLINIC SERVICES: Confidential testing, treatment, counseling and education for sexually transmitted infections (STI’s). Anonymous and confidential HIV testing, pregnancy testing, head lice diagnosis and Scabies diagnosis and treatment.

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE: Investigation and reporting of communicable diseases. Identification of outbreaks and prevention of epidemics. Client education and resources available.

LEAD TESTING: Education and simple capillary blood test for children 12 months to six years at risk for lead.

MATERNAL INFANT HEALTH PROGRAM: Nursing, nutrition, and social work services for Medicaid eligible pregnant women and infants. Program also includes Medicaid insurance application for pregnancy care, childbirth and parenting education and transportation reimbursement.

OUTREACH: Links individuals and their families to community resources; provides referrals to resource agencies; assistance with applications for state health insurance and access to Medicaid services provided by various health department programs, local medical, dental and mental health providers.

TEEN HEALTH CENTER: School based adolescent medical health clinic providing acute and chronic physical and mental health services to individuals 10-21 years of age.

TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL: Testing, treatment and follow-up of individuals with known or suspected cases of tuberculosis.

VISION AND HEARING: Screening and follow-up for children ages 3 to 5 years required for school entry. Screening and follow-up is available through the schools for older children, and infants and toddlers by appointment.