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 - 8:30am at the Health Department's Main Office, Rt. 78 South, Kewanee.
The fasting blood profile clinics offer area residents the opportunity to receive indepth profiles like the Chem Screen/CBC basic blood profile, a Thyroid Panel, and the PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test.
Cost for the basic blood profile is $45. Also available to participants of the basic profile is the PSA (for males age 50 and over) at an additional charge of $45, and the Thyroid Panel at an additional cost of $45. Medicare and most insurances will not pay for blood profiles. Therefore, payment at the time of service is required. The basic blood profile offers 39 different blood results including a total cholesterol, triglyceride, high and low density lipoprotein (HDL and LDL), and red and white blood cell count results.
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. The Thyroid panel gives indicatives of thyroid functioning by giving T3/T4/CFT4 and TSH results.
Fasting is required for the basic blood profile. 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. 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 offices, Rt. 78 South, 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.
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, Route 78 South. 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
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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