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Post by Admin on Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:22 am

Sampson County Health Department’s mission is to preserve, protect and promote the health, environment and well-being of the citizens of Sampson County. Public health promotes positive behaviors and prevents illness and injury. Everyone has a responsibility to themselves, their family and neighbors to maintain good health, prevent communicable and chronic diseases and prevent accidents.

Sampson County Health Department has the following services available:

Adult Health: provides comprehensive health services including physical exams, lab testing, and mammogram referral.

Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program: works to detect breast and cervical cancer among qualifying women who are 50-64 years of age, who are uninsured and underinsured, and do not have Medicaid or Medicare.

Care Coordination for Children: is a free program that helps families find and use community resources. The goals are to connect families with services for children, support children reach their developmental potential, and help ensure children are raised in healthy, nurturing environments.

Child Health: provides comprehensive health screenings to children from birth to 21 years of age. Health assessments include physical exams, lab testing, visual, hearing, dental, and development screenings.

Communicable Disease/Tuberculosis (TB): provides services to prevent the spread of communicable diseases such as TB and other diseases. The program provides testing, investigation, and treatment as needed.

Diabetes Self-Management Education: is designed to lower the incidence of diabetes in the county and to increase the awareness and dangers of diabetes, as well as provide education. To participate, a client must have a referral from their physician.

Environmental Health: is divided into 7 sections each concerning on a different aspect of our environment. These sections include: Child Daycare, Food & Lodging, Lead Abatement, On-Site Wastewater, Swimming Pools, Tattoo & Body Piercing Parlors, and Water Supply.

Family Planning: provides contraceptives, correct contraceptive usage, counseling on family life planning, and physical exams as indicated. Services are based on a sliding fee scale and all services are confidential.

Health Promotion/Education: assists in the planning of disease prevention strategies and promotion of healthy living. Services include assistance with planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating community, school, and health programs.

Immunizations: are provided to prevent the spread of Communicable Diseases. For the best protection, children should be immunized by age two. New vaccines are available.

Laboratory Services: services include urinalysis testing, glucose testing, hemoglobin checks, pregnancy, cholesterol, and lead testing.

Maternal Health: provides prenatal care services to pregnant women. Services include physical exams, lab testing, nutrition, follow-up appointments, and assistance with preparing for birth.

Pregnancy Care Management: works to improve the health of mothers and babies. Medicaid- eligible pregnant and postpartum women who meet risk criteria are eligible for this program.

Public Health Preparedness & Response: works with agencies at the county, state, and federal level to help ensure Sampson County is prepared to deal with any public health event from disease to bioterrorism threats.

Sexually Transmitted Disease: conducts confidential testing, treatment, counseling, and education of HIV/AIDS, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and other communicable diseases. There is no charge for the services provided by this clinic.

Vital Records: is responsible for the filing and accuracy of all births and deaths in Sampson County. Certified copies can be obtained at the Register of Deeds office.

Women, Infant & Children (WIC): provides food vouchers and nutrition education to women (pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding), infants and children to age five. Eligibility is determined by category, residence, income, and medical/nutritional risk.

Sampson County Health Department is located at 360 County Complex Road, Suite 200, Clinton, N.C. 28328. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment, call 910-592-1131 ext. 4001. You can also visit us at sampsonnc.com, clicking on “departments” then “health department” or like the Sampson County Health Dept. Facebook page.

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