Mountain Home Office

Organization Name: Central District Health Department
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520 E 8th St N
Mountain Home, ID 83647-2111
Phone: 208-587-4407
Eligibility: Depends on service and other available resources. Eligibility for WIC includes: pregnant, breastfeeding, or non-nursing woman within 6 months postpartum; child newborn to 5 years old; reside in Idaho; family meets the income guidelines (participating in
Services Provided: MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS PHONE # 208-321-2215

Swine Flu Hotline for Region 4 - 208-321-2222

DISTRICT OFFICE: Idaho's seven health districts work in close cooperation with the Department of Health and Welfare and numerous other state and local agencies. Each district has a board of health appointed by the county commissioners. The districts are not part of any state agency. Each district responds to local needs to provide an array of services that may vary from district to district. Services range from community health nursing and home health nursing to environmental health, dental hygiene and nutrition programs. Many services are provided through contracts with the Department of Health and Welfare. Contact the nearest District Health Department for the latest information about services in your community and for information. Also contact the Health District office regarding. The Public Health Preparedness office (Bio-terrorism Planning) will work in partnership with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the other public health districts, health care providers and emergency service responders to formulate a cohesive statewide plan to prepare for and respond to bio-terrorism attacks and other public health emergencies.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH: Environmental Health programs include issues where human health interrelates with the physical environment and the community of plants and animals.
**Environmental Health Programs include: Day Care; Epidemiology (Animal Bites, Food and Water Borne Illness); Food Establishments (Permits, Plan Reviews, Inspections); Public Pools.
**Land Development Programs include: Mortgage Surveys; Public Water Systems; Subdivision Review; Subsurface Sewage (Site Evaluations, Permits, Inspections).

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH: Provides Family Planning services, including education, counseling, pregnancy testing, comprehensive physical examinations (including cancer screening, sexually transmitted disease screening and HIV testing) and referrals. Most methods of birth control are offered. Educational materials and speakers are available for community presentations upon request. Application for a temporary Medicaid card for prenatal care is available.

IMMUNIZATIONS: Local health departments provide routine childhood vaccinations through clinics offered at the health department. Routine childhood vaccinations are offered at low cost or no cost if the parent is unable to pay. Please call the local health department to schedule an appointment. The Immunization Registry (a free, voluntary, and confidential service) allows you, your family, and your Doctor will know when and for what you have been immunized and if you are current on your immunizations. It will also help insure you only get the vaccines you need when you need them, always take your immunizations records to each appointment.

WIC (WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN) PROGRAM: WIC is the supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children and provides: Healthy foods each month that can be purchased with WIC vouchers. Health screenings. Health and nutrition classes. Information about community programs and referrals to health care providers. Individual counseling with registered dietitians. Breastfeeding information and support. Recipes, newsletters, and educational materials. WIC serves: Pregnant women; Breastfeeding women up to one year postpartum, non-nursing women up to 6 months postprtum; Infants up to one year of age; and Children under five years of age.

WOMEN'S HEALTH CHECK contractor. Women's Health Check is a federally funded program that offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings to women who qualify. The Women's Health Check is for women who do not have health insurance that covers mammograms or pap test, meet income guidelines, are U.S. Citizens or have an Alien ID card, and are one of the following: Age 50-64 or; Age 40-49 and have not had a pap test in 5 years or longer, or never had a pap test (priority given); age 30-49 with symptoms suspicious of breast cancer (must have a clinician complete approval form); age 30-39 with symptoms suspicious of cervical cancer, confirmed by healthcare provider, age 65 or older and is NOT eligible for Medicare or does not have Medicare pat B
Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 12/20/2019