Healthier People, Healthier Communities, Healthier Tomorrows.
The responsibility of our local health department is to promote health services and prevent disease. We focus on improving the health status of the population, as opposed to primary care providers who respond to treatment of individuals. To accomplish this mission, we concentrate on three core government public health functions; assessment, policy development and assurance.
Who wants to take off work to go to the doctor when you are feeling well? This is the driving force behind our Well at Work program. The program offers free on-site wellness screenings. Our screening consists of your bio-metrics (height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate) and blood work (cholesterol panel, fasting blood sugar and thyroid level). With instant results the participant then receives one-on-one health counseling guided by protocols approved by our board physician.
LBPHD partners with dental hygienists to reach out to each headstart, preschool, and elementary in the nine county area to complete oral screenings and apply flouride varnish treatments.
All immunizations are available through our office! Medicaid, uninsured and most private insurances accepted.
Immunizations available: Zostavax (shingles), Pneumovax (pneumonia), Tetanus, Influenza (seasonal), childhood/school mandated, and those recommended for travel outside of the United States.