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Jasper County Public Health Department
Caring for the Whole Community

Services
WIC ::: Healthcheck ::: SHAPP ::: Tuberculosis ::: Family Planning
Maternal Health ::: Environmental Health ::: Genetics ::: Cancer Screening
Home Visits ::: Immunizations ::: Other Services

The mission of the Jasper County Health Department is to provide preventive healthcare services to the whole community.

Call (706) 468-6850 For Special Services or Needs
The doors of Jasper County Health Department are always open to you.

Visit the Georgia Department of Public Health Web site or the

North Central Health District for more information about your local health department services.

Fees & Insurance

Small fees are charged for some services such as immunizations, water sampling and septic tank inspections and permits.
Some services are charged on a sliding scale determined by family income
Medicaid/Medicare are billed for participating clients with presentation of card at time of visit.

NO ONE IS DENIED SERVICE BECAUSE OF INABILITY TO PAY OR LACK OF MEDICAID/MEDICARE

SERVICES

WIC [Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program]
WIC is a nutrition program offered to low income pregnant women, infants and children up to 5 yrs. of age who have been determined to be at nutritional risk. The program provides food vouchers for nutritional needs and educational counseling on proper diet and healthy eating.
HEALTHCHECK
HEALTHCHECK is a comprehensive physical exam for children which includes developmental and nutritional assessment. Screenings for lead, iron, vision, hearing and dental are a vital part of this clinic. This program is intended for children birth to 21 years of age. Special emphasis is placed on follow up of high risk infants.
SHAPP
SHAPP is a program available for individuals with high blood pressure. The program is offered to persons referred by doctors or health care clinics. Free medications, blood pressure monitoring and counseling are parts of this service.
TUBERCULOSIS
TUBERCULOSIS screening is provided along with treatment for those with identified active cases.
FAMILY PLANNING
FAMILY PLANNING provides a complete physical exam including pap smear and screen for sexually transmitted diseases, plus education and counseling on a method of contraception. Birth control options include barrier methods, birth control pills, IUD and DEPO.
MATERNAL HEALTH
Prenatal case management is available for eligible pregnant women. It includes psychosocial and socio economic assessment with appropriate referrals to other agencies and programs.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH provides preventive health strategies for the community. Several major programs are: food service inspections, on site sewage system evaluation, individual water supplies, tourist accommodation evaluation, rabies control, healthrelated complaint investigation and swimming pool inspections.
GENETICS
GENETICS provides screening of premaritals, adolescents, young adults and newborns for sickle cell anemia and other hemoglobin variants.
CANCER SCREENING
Services include screening for cervical and breast cancer, instruction in self breast exam and referral for mammograms. This program includes free mammograms for qualified women.
HOME VISITS
HOME VISITS are a part of follow up of identified health problems in the clinic. They also provide health care such as a checkup of the new infant, postpartum examination for the mother and abnormal pap smear followup.
IMMUNIZATIONS
IMMUNIZATION for early childhood diseases such as polio, measles, diphtheria, whooping cough and meningitis is an ongoing service. Shots should be started when your baby is two months old.

OTHER SERVICES

  • Pre Marriage Blood Tests
  • HIV (AIDS) Testing and Counseling
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Mammogram Referrals
  • STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing)
  • PKU/Sickle Cell Service
  • Head Lice Checks
  • B12 Shots (With Doctor's Orders)
  • Vision, Hearing and Dental Screens
  • Scoliosis Screening
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Referrals for Extensive Health Care
  • Flu and Pneumonia Shots

 

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