It’s Community Health Improvement Week – and no-one does a better job of consistently improving the health of our community than Greene County Public Health. Talk about a team that is Always Here, Always Caring!
Let’s count the ways:
1. Immunizations Clinics
A weekly immunization clinic is held on Wednesdays during office hours, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. An evening clinic is held on the third Thursday of each month from 4 - 6 p.m.
Special summer “Back to School” immunization clinics are scheduled for July 11 and 18, and August 1 and 8 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. to accommodate students going into kindergarten, 7th and 12th grades. These are the age groups that have required immunizations due for school, and there are other recommended vaccines for the 7th and 12th graders.
- Kindergartners are required to have: DTaP, Polio, MMR and Varicella
- 7th graders are required to have a Tdap and Meningitis, and are also recommended to get HPV and Hepatitis A (if they haven’t already had those)
- 12th graders are required to have a Meningitis shot after age 16 and could also have Hepatitis A, HPV, Meningitis B, and varicella (if they haven’t already had those)
2. Health Maintenance Program
Nursing home visits 1-2 times per month for clients with stable, chronic conditions. Helps with medication monitoring, maintenance for illness/condition, evaluation visits for assessment of physical, emotional, home or environmental safety.
3. Homemaker/Personal Cares Program
Designed to prolong a client’s ability to remain independent at home, this program helps with personal hygiene, light housekeeping and light meal preparation. Sliding fee scale.
4. Lifeline Program
Lifeline personal emergency response system units bring peace of mind to individuals and families in the Greene County Medical Center service area. The medical center teams with Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service to offer this service.
5. HOPES program
HOPES (Healthy Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success) is a voluntary in-home visitation program that provides guidance related to prenatal infant, toddler and children's development to age 3.
6. Coordinated Care Services
Free follow-up visits after hospital discharge to ensure smooth transition, communication with physician and knowledge of community resources.
7. A Matter of Balance
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning 8-session program (meets every Monday for 8 weeks) designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Taught by Laine Custer, RN, and Jill Juergensen, RN. Pre-registration required, $25 fee.
8. Loan Closet
Medical equipment such as canes, walkers, bedside commodes, bath benches and wheelchairs can be borrowed from public health.
9. Blood Pressure Clinics
Offered weekly on Monday from 12 – 1:30 p.m. This is available on a walk-in basis at the public health offices located on Level B at Greene County Medical Center.
10. Emergency Preparedness
The public health department has developed emergency preparedness plans, and purchased tools and resources to help us prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.
Read more about all the services offered by Greene County Public Health.