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Public Health - Programs and Services

Prevention
Child and Adult Immunizations
Communicable Disease Investigation and Follow up in cooperation with the Wyoming Department of Health
Screening for TB testing – Testing, treatment, and follow up when indicated

Maternal and Family Health
Pregnant Women’s Medicaid enrollment
Best Beginnings – Support and education for expectant parents, home visits to new mothers and babies, Breastfeeding Support,
Children’s Special Health – Referral and Care Coordination for families of children with special health care needs.

Adult Health and Chronic Disease
Nurse visits in the home or our office
Medicaid Eligibility for Nursing Home and Community Based Care

General
Health Information and Referral to State Health Programs
Community Resource Guide
Health Education classes and presentations are available by request
Community Services Block Grant - Financial Assistance for urgent health needs to low income persons

Emergency Preparedness
Public Health Response to disasters and bioterrorism

Outreach Services
WIC clinics at both offices weekly
Family Planning Clinic in Greybull twice monthly

Public Health - About Us

FROM COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH:
FLU SHOT CLINIC AT THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE


October 12, 2017 from 7am-Noon.

Open to the public ages 6mos and up. Cost is $30, however they bill insurance and Medicare so it could cost you nothing.

For those who are unable to pay, the fee may be waved on a case-by-case basis.

 

 

 

 

Information on Dry -Drowning

 Click here for more information 

  

 SAFETY ALERT

Posted 2/12/17: Ice jams in the Big Horn River have started sooner than expected. Flooding has started in the Worland area. All those down river from Worland need to start preparing for ice jams and flooding. If your property has flooded in the past, there is a good possibility that it will flood now. Move livestock and machinery to a safe place. If you know someone that does not have access to Facebook or the internet please advise them. Updates will be posted on the County's Facebook page, the Sheriff's Facebook page, Big Horn County Emergency Management's Facebook page, the Sheriff's website and the County website. If you experience any flooding, please notify the Sheriff's Department at 307-568-2324.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

Red Cross Safety Checklist

EPA Well Water-What to do after a Flood

 

 

 

 

 

 

Influenza Alert 
download information here

 

 

2017 Avian Flu News Release
download release here

 

 

News from the Wyoming Department of Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Contact: Kim Deti

Phone: 307-777-6420

Wyoming Families Should Consider Radon Testing for Homes

January is National Radon Action Month

Wyoming families should consider testing the radon levels found in their homes to see if a potential health risk exists, as recommended by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless and dangerous gas found in homes, especially older structures. Radon naturally occurs as a radioactive gas released from the element radium and is found in rocks, soil and water.

“As radon naturally degrades, it can seep up into your home, get trapped inside, and build in intensity,” said Julie Tarbuck, Wyoming Integrated Cancer Services Program outreach and education supervisor. “All homes have radon; however, with certain levels of radon, health concerns exist.”

“Radon is recognized as the second leading cause of lung cancer,” Tarbuck said. “The good news is exposure to radon is easily preventable with testing and modifications to your home.”

An elevated level of radon is considered anything over 4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter of air) and should be fixed, while anything below 2pCi/L is considered within normal limits. Tarbuck said a lower level doesn’t require immediate attention, but may eventually cause health concerns with prolonged exposure.

The Wyoming Integrated Cancer Services Program has low-cost radon test kits available for individuals and families to purchase, as well as resources for contractors, real estate agents and home buyers. For more information or to obtain a radon test kit, please visit www.health.wyo.gov/publichealth/prevention/cancer/radon online or call 307-777-3480.

 

Flu Vaccination:

It’s Not Too Late!

With flu activity increasing and family and friends planning gatherings for the holidays, now is a great time to get a flu vaccine if you have not gotten vaccinated yet. A flu vaccine can protect you and your loved ones. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. This season, CDC recommends only flu shots (not the nasal spray vaccine).

While seasonal flu activity varies, flu activity usually peaks between December and February, though activity can last as late as May. As long as flu activity is ongoing, it’s not too late to get vaccinated, even in January or later. An annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect against this potentially serious disease. Even if you have already gotten sick with flu this season, it is still a good idea to get a flu vaccine. Flu vaccines protects against three or four different flu viruses (depending on which flu vaccine you get).

Schedule your appointment with Big Horn County Public Health at either location Greybull 307-765-2371 or Lovell 307-548-6591

 

Big Horn County Public Health is funded by Big Horn County and the Wyoming Department of Health

Big Horn County Public Health Nursing
“Healthy People in Healthy Communities”

Wyoming Department of Health
“To Promote, Protect, and Enhance the Health of all Wyoming Citizens”

County Health Officer: Dr. David Fairbanks, M.D. FAAFP

Staff Photo

Staff photo 2016 not pictured Tracy Jolley Lovell Administration assistant (800x600)

Back Row: Caroyln Barnes, RN - Lovell clinic, Kami Neighbors, Public Health Response Coordinator, Dr. David Fairbanks, County Health Officer, Trudy Craft, RN, BSN Greybull Clinic. Front Row: Kristi Stevens, Administrative Assistant Greybull clinic, Hillary Mulley, RN, BS Lovell Clinic Supervisor, Bobbie Jenks, RN, BSN Big Horn County Nurse Manager. Not pictured Tracy Jolly, Administrative Assistant Lovell clinic 

 

Hours:  Monday thru Friday
8am – 12 Noon and 1PM – 5PM
Closed Weekends and County Holidays

Contact Public Health

Greybull Office
located at the Senior Center
417 S 2nd St
Phone: 307-765-2371
Fax: 307-765-2381

E-mail: phngreybull@wyo.gov

 

Lovell Office (new location!)
213 E 3rd St
Phone: 307-548-6591
Fax: 307-548-6517

E-mail: phnlovell@wyo.gov