County Health Department Suspends More Services To Focus On Coronavirus

Friday, March 27, 2020

The Hamilton County Health Department’s Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) has been updated to allow more resources to be diverted to the COVID-19 response. The new lists of essential services and temporarily suspended services are below:

 

The essential Health Department services still in operation are as follows.

Please note, some of these services have changed from full to partial:

 

·       Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) – phone triage, clients should call 209-8250 before coming to the clinic.

·       Family Planning – phone triage, clients should call 209-8350 before coming to the clinic.

·       Pediatrics – phone triage for sick children only.  Parents should call 209-8050 before coming to the clinic. 

·       Vital Records (Birth and Death Certificates) – effective immediately, no walk-ins, all requests by mail or fax, see website for required documentation and applications. Services provided for cremation/funerals will continue to be handled via phone and fax.

·       Tuberculosis Control Activities - will continue for medication pick up and case follow up.  Clients should call 209-8030 before coming to the clinic.

·       Post Exposure Tetanus

·       WIC – Now Provided via Phone Calls, 423-209-8050.

·       Homeless Health Care Center – Primary Care and Sick Care

·       Emergency Dental Care

·       Environmental Services - Foodborne Outbreak Response and Rabies Testing

·       Breastfeeding Support

·       Pediatric Lead Testing of Suspected Elevations

 

The temporarily suspended services are as follows:

 

·       Immunizations and well child physicals

·       Home Visits/Community Outreach

·       Community Meetings

·       Routine Restaurant Inspections

·       Preventative Dental Services

·       Well Child Physical Exams

·       Car Seat Program


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