The Henry and Stark County Health Departments remind area residents that their Fasting Blood Profiles are now available at clinics held weekly, Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 11am at the Health Department's Main Office, 110 N Burr Blvd, Kewanee.
The fasting blood profile clinics offer area residents the opportunity to receive indepth profiles like the Chem Screen/CBC basic blood profile, TSH, Lipid, and the PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test.
Cost for the General Health Panel (CMP, CBC and TSH) is $45. Also available to participants of the General Health Panel is the PSA (for males age 50 and over) at an additional charge of $30, and the Lipid an additional $19. There is also a service fee of $15 per appointment. Payment at the time of service is required. The General Health Panel offers 39 different blood results including red and white blood cell count.
The PSA, for males age 50 and over, is a blood test to be used as a screening tool by physicians and should only be used in conjunction with a doctor's physical exam.
Fasting is required for the Lipid panel. Therefore, participants should not eat or drink anything other than water for 8-12 hours prior to the blood draw. Test results will be sent by mail to participants and their physicians.
Please note, appointments which are necessary, may be made by contacting the Health Department at (309) 852-5272.(Colona Call for appointment (309) 792-4011. Appointments are limited so participants are urged to call early for an appointment.
The Henry and Stark County Health Departments remind area residents of their Well-Child Clinic program. Clinics are held in Kewanee at the Health Department office, 110 N Burr Blvd, Kewanee.
Through their Well-Child clinic the Department hopes that by offering comprehensive health services to area children today; health problems will be prevented in the future.
Clinic services include: periodic "head to toe" well-child exams for children from birth to age 20; hemoglobin tests, blood lead screenings, immunizations, developmental screenings, and counseling and referral.
The services of the well-child clinics are available to all area residents. The clinic will accept medicaid payments and private pay. A sliding fee scale, based on the client's income, has been established to assist low-income families to obtain services.
For more information or to make an appointment for the Health Department's Well-Child clinic, call the Department at (309) 852-5272. Colona call for an appointment 309-792-4011
CERTIFIED DOT PHYSICALS
The Henry and Stark County Health Department and their First Choice Healthcare Clinic in Kewanee reminds area residents they offer area drivers low cost DOT Physicals. Appointments are available at our Main Office, 110 N. Burr Blvd., Kewanee and by special arrangement and at our West Office, 103 1st St., Colona.
The Health Department notes that the Department of Transportation requires some drivers to get regular physicals to make sure they can drive safely. If any of the following apply to you, you must get a DOT physical and carry a DOT medical certificate when you drive a commercial vehicle:
You are paid to operate a motor vehicle that holds nine to 15 passengers; you drive the vehicle more than 75 miles from where you report to work; you operate this vehicle for interstate commerce purposes
You operate a motor vehicle with a gross combination weight rating, gross vehicle weight, gross vehicle weight rating, or gross combination weight of at least 10,001 pounds; you operate this vehicle for interstate commerce purposes
You transport hazardous materials in certain quantities
Sandy Sommer, RN Clinical Services Director with the Health Department notes, “If you want to comply with federal law, a qualified medical examiner must complete your DOT physical form. Our Nurse Practitioner, Marylou Johnson is a Certified DOT medical examiner.”
DOT Physical participants should expect the examiner to review their health history and ask the participant to list the medications taken on a regular basis. During your DOT physical, the examiner will also do the following:
Sommer adds, “If you are seeing a provider and are on medication for sleep apnea, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiac, anxiety, ADHD/ADD, depression and other mental health issues, and seizures. Participants need to obtain a “Clearance Letter” from the provider of care and bring to their appointment.
Please note appointments for DOT Physical, which are necessary, may be made by contacting the First Choice Healthcare Clinics at (309) 852-5272 - Kewanee Office or 792-4011-Colona Office. For more information visit our website at www.henrystarkhealth.com or find us on Facebook at Henry and Stark County Health Departments or Follow Us on Twitter.
FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES
The Henry and Stark County Health Departments remind area residents of their Family Planning clinic program.
Through the family planning clinic program, the Health Department hopes to give women the information and means they need to plan pregnancies and make responsible decisions. The program also hopes to detect other health problems early in their development so that clients can be referred to other health care providers for treatment.
Clinics are held in Kewanee at the Health Department offices, 110 N. Burr Blvd. Appointments, which are necessary, may be made by contacting the Health Department.
The family planning program provides annual physical exams to area women, including a breast exam and pap smear.
The clinic accepts medicaid payments and private pay. A sliding fee scale, based on the client's income, had been established to assist low-income families to obtain services. In addition, grant funds are available for those who meet certain eligibility requirements.
In addition to contraceptive services, the clinic also offers pregnancy testing.
For more information or to schedule an appointment call the Health Department at (309) 852-5272
Colona Call for an appointment 309-792-4011
Immunization Clinics Immunizations against polio, diptheria, pertussis, tetanus, haemophilius influenzae type b (HIB), measles, mumps and rubella are given at . The vaccine for chicken pox is given only in the Colona and Kewanee office.
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