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Neosho County Health Department
Teresa Starr, Administrator

Chanute Office: 320 East Main, Chanute, Ks. 66720 | Telephone 620-431-5770 | Fax 620-431-5772 Office Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 - 4:30
Erie Office: 100 South Main, Erie, Ks. 66733 | Telephone 620-244-3840 | Fax 620-244-3847
Office Hours Tues, Thurs & Fri 8:30 - 4:00

Outreach Sites:
St. Paul Senior Center | Open the 1st Tuesday of the Month 1:00 - 4:00pm
Thayer Senior Center | Open 3rd Tuesday of the Month 1:00 - 4:00pm
Galesburg | Open 4th Thursday of the Month at 8:30 AM
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The mission of the Neosho County Health Department (NCHD) is to provide a wide range of health services that have a demonstrated need in the community, giving priority to those services which are not or cannot be provided at an affordable rate by other sectors of the community

We strive to protect the publics health through childcare surveying, home visits for pregnant and new moms, nutritional services, reproductive health and immunization clinics, head lice checks, TB and STD testing and treatment, and lead testing.

Services

The Family Planning program at the NCHD is designed to prevent mistimed pregnancy and protect reproductive health for women and men. The following services are available regardless of age, however parental support is encouraged:

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening - Yearly pap smear and breast exam service provided by appointment.
Birth Control - Various Methods available by appointment for Neosho County residents who meet income requirements.
Sexually Transmitted Disease - Education, testing, and treatment services provided by appointment.
Pregnancy Test - No appointment necessary, results available immediately.

The NCHD Immunization department provides primary prevention of communicable disease for both children and adults. Immunizations are available for children: Diptheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio< measles, Mumps, Rubella and Haemophilus Influenza, Hepatitis B, Chicken Pox, and annual Influenza prevention.The following adult immunizations are also available: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, seasonal Influenza and Tetanus. Immunizations are administered Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30. Appointments are suggested but not required. Please refer to the CDC for a the recommended childhood immunization schedule.

Women's, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition services is a federal supplemental food program that provides nutrition information and free foods to help mothers, babies, and children get the nutrients they need for proper growth and development. If your income is within the WIC guidelines and if you: are pregnant, are breastfeeding (up to 1 year after giving birth), have had a baby in the last 6 months, are a parent, guardian, or caretaker of an infant or child younger than 5 years of age you may qualify to receive assistance. WIC is also available to help you with the following services:

Breastfeeding Counselor - Someone who has had firsthand experience with breastfeeding and will be able to provide information and support to pregnant women and breastfeeding moms.
Registered Dietician - Is able to provide nutritional counseling to individuals and families.

The Child Care Licensing and Registration helps protect the health, safety and welfare of children in care away from their own homes by conducting the following surveys for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Day Care Homes, Group Day Care Homes, Preschools, Day Care Centers, Residential Youth Centers and Attendant Care Programs. In addition we facilitate enrollment of registered day care homes, offer childcare information and education and investigate complaints and non-licensed care.

Initial and annual re-evaluation visits are made on-site to all licensed child care facilities, with recommendations for licensure make the the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. For specific licensing regulations visits the following sites: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and the Kansas Fire Marshal.

Through Healthy Start, the NCHD offers a home visit program to pregnant women, new mothers, new fathers and their babies who might want a little extra help. The healthy start visitor can assist with a variety of needs including but not limited to: Infant Care, Parenting Tips, Breastfeeding Referral, Home Safety tips, Smoking Cessation, Family Planning referral, Immunization referral, and Lead Testing. Any pregnant woman, new mother or father can enroll in the healthy start program.

For information on any of the services listed above please contact the NCHD at 620-431-5770 or 620-244-3840.


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