"To prevent disease and to assist in the maintenance of optimum health for the citizens of Crawford County through the assessment of needs, development of policy, provision of education and the assurance of services."
2017 FLU DATES
Crawford County Health Department (CCHD) announces it will host its opening flu vaccination clinic Monday, September 25th from 1-4:00 pm for adults only at the Health Department. The Department encourages flu vaccinations for everyone over six months of age and plans to provide ample opportunities for vaccination this season. Some clinics will be open to adults only, while others will be open to both adults and children as noted in the schedule listed below.
CCHD plans to provide vaccinations at its 202 N. Christopher Blvd. location at the following times:
During November and December vaccinations will also be provided every Monday morning from 8:00 am to 11:00 am during the Department’s regular “Walk In” clinics for adults and children. Persons wishing to be vaccinated who are unable to attend one of these organized clinics may call the Health Department to schedule an individual appointment. Special arrangements can be made to accommodate those with limited mobility.
CCHD will not provide nasal mist flu vaccinations again this season due to current recommendations from the Advisory Council on Immunization Practices (ACIP). ACIP recommends shots instead for this season. “High-Dose” vaccinations will be available upon request for those who are over 65 years old.
There is a charge for the seasonal flu shot. Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and several other insurance companies can be billed for flu vaccination for those persons presenting appropriate cards.
Residents with questions about flu vaccination, scheduling, or insurance coverage should call CCHD at 544-8798.
What exactly is "Public Health"?
CCHD is now a Milk Depot
CCHD has a new service to help mothers and babies. Having a milk bank in Robinson means mothers can bring breast milk to donate to babies who are in need in many other places in the U.S. Each donor must go through screenings which includes a blood test, medical and lifestyle history. For more information call Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Valerie Collier at 544-8798 or the Milk Bank is available at www.themilkbank.org.
WIC Income Guidelines have increased as of July 1, 2017!
As of July 1, 2017 WIC income guidelines have increased. If you are a pregnant woman, have a child under the age of 5 years or an infant, you may apply to receive supplemental food from the WIC program. Please call
544-8798 for more information or to apply. WIC is a supplemental food program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Click on the word "Guidelines" above for the income eligibility guidelines.
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Crawford County Social Services and Mental Health Resources
Click on the link above for information and telephone numbers for area agencies dealing with emergency, abuse, basic needs, financial assistance, housing, medical, mental health services, support groups, and transportation