Public Health Nursing and Clinical Health Services

Our Mission

To enhance Public Health Nursing through education, peer support, and advocacy whereby nurses may empower their communities to attain and maintain wellness.

Our Vision

To enable confident, educated, motivated, committed, competent Public Health Nurses to provide Public Health Services to their community in a manner that prevents illness/disease and promotes well-being.


Services

Immunization Clinic The routine prevention of infectious disease in children and high risk adult population represents one of the outstanding accomplishments of medical science.

The Cabell-Huntington Health Department provides routine childhood vaccines to all uninsured and under-insured children. Vaccines include DtaP, DT, Polio, HIB, Hepatitis B, MMR, Pneumococcal, and Varicella. Tuberculosis testing is provided. Please see the calendar for a schedule of the clinics.

Vaccines for overseas travelers that are available at Cabell-Huntington Health Department include Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Injectable Polio and Tetanus/Diphtheria. Costs vary according to manufacturers' pricing. Other vaccines may be available by special order at the patient's request.

Infection Control In addition to the Cabell-Huntington Health Department clinics, the nurses also do infectious disease investigations concerning communicable diseases such as Salmonella, Giardia lambia, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, Meningitis, and others. Working in connection with the Sanitarians, home visits and site visits are made to investigate cases before they become a community hazard.
Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening Program Women are eligible for this program if they have reached menopause, had a tubal ligation, hysterectomy, or who do not need birth control supplies. This clinic is offered at no charge to West Virginia residents over the age of 25 years who do not have a medical card, health insurance, or cannot meet their insurance deductible. This clinic will provide a pap smear and a clinical breast exam. Arrangements for a mammogram can be made for those who qualify. Appointments are required for this clinic.
Family Planning Birth control is provided free to Marshall University students and participants who meet the state guidelines. Choices of birth control include birth control pills, Depo Provera, diaphragms, foam, and condoms. Sterilization procedures such as tubal ligation and vasectomy may be arranged for those who qualify. Appointments are required for this clinic.
HIV Testing Cabell-Huntington Health Department is approved by the AIDS Prevention Program (APC) and is eligible to submit blood samples to the Office of Laboratory Services to be tested for the HIV antibody. All HIV testing is confidential and may be anonymous at the client's request. Counseling and referrals are also given. All HIV test results must be picked up in person by the client. No results will be given over the phone or to any person other than the client.
Blood Titers to Improve Immunity This service is provided on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. A blood sample will be obtained and sent to a lab, which can determine if the client is immune to Rubella, Varicella, or Hepatitis B. Costs vary depending on the testing requested.
STD Clinic Please click this link for more information.
TB TestingPlease click this link for more information.
Hepatitis TestingThis service is provided on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Please click this link for more information.
MRSA Information from the CDC Please click this link for more information.
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