Public Health Nursing
Public health nursing involves a wide variety of services and activities, all aimed at promoting health and preventing disease and disease outbreaks. When a communicable disease is reported in Ross County our public health nurses investigate the cause and the origin; provide case management when needed; and follow up to ensure the disease is controlled and not spread in the community.
Our public health nurses also offer a wide variety of important immunizations to children, as well as a limited number of vaccines to adults. This is another effort to protect the health of our citizens and to limit the spread of communicable disease in our community.
Each year we offer the seasonal influenza vaccine. Our nurses offer outreach clinics in every township in Ross County and also hold a large clinic at the local senior citizens center. Following the outreach clinics we offer the vaccine through our Nurse-of-the-Day Clinic.
Our public health nurses also provide investigations and case management for active tuberculosis (TB) cases in Ross County, and perform testing, investigation, and case management for lead poisoning cases in children.
Nurse-of-the-Day Clinic: The Nurse of the Day Clinic is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., except on holidays. Public health nurses provide confidential services include TB testing, immunizations for children and some immunizations for adults, pregnancy testing. No appointment is necessary and services are available to all Ross County residents, regardless of income.
Our clinic accepts payment in cash, Medicare, Medicaid, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medical Mutual, Aetna, and United Healthcare.
Community Health Programs
Contact Community Health
Phone: 740-775-1146 | Fax: 740-779-0428
Nurse of Day Clinic Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 8:00 AM-3:30 PM
Immunizations ~ TB Testing ~ Pregnancy Testing
Assistance to Families Affected by SIDS ~ Bureau for Children With Medical Handicaps (BCMH)