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The Greenlee County Health Department contracts with the Arizona Department of Health Services to provide a full range of childhood (6 months -18 years) and adult (19 years and older) immunizations for residents of the county. (Must meet financial eligibility).This program is funded by the Federal Government.
Family Planning Services:
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Services are primarily by appointment and include: information and counseling about contraceptive methods, physical examinations and follow-up, contraceptive supplies, diagnosis and treatment of minor gynecological problems, pregnancy testing and referrals to providers for OB/GYN services. Males/Females over the age of 14 years old are provided service on their own consent. Parental consent not needed. Services are confidential.
(Must meet financial eligibility.) This program is funded by the State of Arizona.
Tuberculosis Control Program:
Greenlee County Health Department TB Control operates a clinic five days a week staffed by Public Health Nurses and Physicians with expertise in management of TB disease and TB infection Skin testing x-ray referrals and case management. Tuberculosis (TB) Control is mandated by Arizona Statute and funded with State and County dollars. This program is funded by the State of Arizona.
Health education, blood Pressure checks, Blood glucose checks
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Control Program:
This program deals with disease intervention activities to prevent disease transmission through education and by assuring that people who have a treatable STD or those that have been exposed to an STD are, by referral, promptly examined and adequately treated. Testing is free and confidential.
Alzheimer’s Support Group:
An open gathering of people with common problems needs and interests. They come together to share their feelings, thoughts, and experiences, in a combined effort to better cope with and manage the shared problems of dementia, in a safe environment. The goal of the Alzheimer’s Association support group is to provide emotional, social and/or educational support to group members.
Communicable Disease Control:
This program investigates reported communicable diseases such as Hepatitis A, vaccine preventable diseases such as whooping cough, measles, etc. Consultation provided about disease, prevention and control measures.
This program is funded by the Federal Government.
Ryan White Program Early Intervention:
We offer free and confidential human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing and linkage to care. Services are available to anyone ages 13 and up, with no parental consent, testing is done with the Alere Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab combo. It’s a fast and accurate test and results are given with in twenty minutes. The primary goal of the Ryan White Program Early Intervention services is to reduce the transmission of HIV. Funding of this contract is provided through Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and Southern Arizona AIDS foundation (SAAF), a nonprofit corporation contracted with ADHS.
Environmental Health Services:
Protects public health in Greenlee County through a variety of programs, (Restaurant inspections, issuing permits for food, waste water systems, investigations of repotted unsanitary health conditions, West Nile Virus Information, Safe Food, Water and Sewage Programs, Environmental Engineering Programs, Institutions Program Information, Recreational Sanitation Programs, Community Environmental Health Program) which promote healthy environmental conditions and reduce risks associated with communicable disease. This program is funded by the Public Health District.
Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Program
WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children. Services include nutritional and bio-chemical assessment to determine health risks, assistance with obtaining nutritious food packages, nutrition education and counseling, and referrals to other pertinent programs. Education is provided on nutrition and breastfeeding.
Pregnant and post-partum women, infants and children up to age five are screened and assessed as to their nutritional risk, income level and residency. There is no charge for these services. This program is funded by the State of Arizona and Federal Government.
· Refer clients to Ashline-Arizona’s number one smoke free hotline 1-800-556-6222
· Implement smoke free strategies throughout the community and in Greenlee County Schools.
· Lead a STAND Student Taking a New Direction) group. Students who implement smoke free strategies throughout the community. STAND students also preform undercover sting with the Attorney General’s office and FDA to stop the sales of tobacco to minors.
· Work with Probation department on providing Drug and Alcohol classes to underage youth. This program is funded by the State of Arizona.
· Implement Million Hearts Initiative throughout Greenlee County to help reduce heart disease and heart attacks.
· Provide Healthy Cooking Classes once a month at the Greenlee County nutrition center in Clifton, Duncan senior Center, along with one class in Morenci at the Morenci Club.
· Work with schools to implement healthy eating and exercising, along with a school garden in Morenci.
SEAGO (Home Care Services):
A variety of services are provided to elderly and disabled individuals through this program (home delivered meals, housekeeping, personal care, visiting nurse, and in home respite services). A Case Manager works with individuals, their families, and support systems to help find resources for elderly and disabled people. The Case Manager may be able to authorize the services named below for individuals who have a need for one or more of these services and who have no other person or agency to provide these services. Low income individuals with the greatest physical, emotional and social needs receive the highest priority for services available through the program. These services are provided under contract with South East Arizona Government Organization (SEAGO). If any services are authorized, ongoing case management services are provided to monitor clients’ well-being and to assist as needed and appropriate.
The Case management Program:
The Case Management program also provides Information and Referral services and assists individuals to attain services from a number of other programs or agencies. These include utility discounts, safety devices, home weatherization and repairs, Telephone Assistance Program, durable medical equipment or home adaptation, nutrition and food programs, information on local housing options, Veteran’s services, prescription discount programs, benefits programs such as, SSI, ALTCS, AHCCCS, QMB & SLMB, MEDICARE, heating & cooling assistance, immigration and naturalization programs, support groups and consumer credit assistance. Case manager also provides informal caregivers as a part of the National Family Caregiver Support Program. This program provides case management support, information and referral services, assistance to caregivers in gaining access to supportive services, access to a comprehensive video library on care giving issues, and respite services for individuals over 60 years of age who meet the program criteria.
There is no charge for any of these services or for Case Management services, although donations are welcome. Funding is provided through a contract with SEAGO that utilizes Older Americans Act funding, as well as State of Arizona funds.
Health in Arizona Policy Initiative (HAPI) utilizes evidence-based approaches to address population health needs through policy, systems and environmental change such as community nutrition, school health, school nutrition, worksite wellness, and children with Special Healthcare needs.
Each topic will be approached with different solutions such as: healthy options on restaurant menus, community gardens, school lunch revisions, school health advisory committees, worksite wellness trainings, Special Olympics, and many other great improvements set in place. Through collaboration with in the community we will put Greenlee County back on the map as a healthy county! HAPI is funded through Arizona Department of Health Services, focusing on innovative solutions to improving the health and well-being of the communities within Arizona.
Certified Birth and Death certificates for all available years, you can obtain Certificates for $20.00 cash or money order Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 A.m. and 5 P.m.