Women's Health Services
We offer women’s health services to women regardless of age. Parental support is encouraged but not required for minors. Your first visit into the program is offered by appointment on Wednesdays only.
At your first visit a nurse will do a health history, lab work, blood pressure, discuss birth control options and give instruction. The Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner will perform a physical exam, pap smear and prescribe a type of birth control if needed.
If birth control is ordered it will be sent to a pharmacy of your choice. If Depo-Provera injections are ordered then they can be done at the Health Department by appointment.
Screening for Sexually Transmitted Diseases can also be done at the initial or annual appointment. There will be no additional lab bill sent to you from your appointment. The are fees based on age and income. Please call your local health department office for further assistance.
If you have a pregnant teen in your home that will benefit from extra support from a nurse please call your local health department office. The RN can make home visits and help with additional resources that may be needed and specific to the challenges facing a pregnant teen.
Mother & Infant Services
If you are pregnant and a teenager, low income, or at risk this program is designed for you.
Mother & Infant Program health services are preventive health services for pregnant and postpartum teens and other high risk mothers and their infants. There is NO COST for these services.
Mother & Infant Program services include laboratory testing, nutritional management, education, social services, and referrals. Staff provide an ongoing assessment through out your pregnancy up to one year after birth.
The Mother & Infant Program nurse also provides resources to additional support services such as Community Access Center, My Family, Four County Mental Health, Healthy Start Home Visitor, and WIC. Project Before, Early Head Start, Parents as Teachers, Midwest Pregnancy Center, Greenbush Birth to Three Program, and Maternal & Infant Clinic in Independence.
Child Health grants are provided to local health departments to provide and or facilitate access to preventive and primary care services. We serve all children ages 0-21 and their families to support continued improvement in their health, safety, and well-being.
Our child health services include:
- School entry physicals
- Child Care Physicals
- Kan-Be-Healthy Physicals
- Injury prevention( Car Seat Checks)
- Alcohol and tobacco prevention
- Lead Tests with Lead poisoning prevention education
- Early Childhool Coalition