Vaccines & Clinics
School Nurse Program
Our Public Health Nurses serve all four school districts and several private schools. They maintain and survey all student health records as mandated by Ohio law and local policy. Our nurses administer numerous health screenings and execute many health education programs. They serve as a health information and resource to students, parents and school staff. Prevention, protection and promotion encompass our dedicated staff's approach to serving our community.
Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH)
This program is for children from birth to 21 years of age with chronic medical issues. They receive home visits from our public health nurses and have access to assistance with information and referrals. There are three separate categories of assistance: Diagnostic, Treatment and Service Coordination. Our public health nurses will direct you to available services.
Clinics Immunizations are an important part of public health nursing. Protecting the population from preventable diseases is a key factor for a healthy community. We vaccinate all ages: infants, toddlers, kindergarteners, tweens, teens, young adults, adults and senior citizens. We accept Medicaid, Medicare and select private insurances. By ensuring our community is vaccinated, we keep diseases at bay and our county residents healthy.
Our Public Health Nurses can link you to a vision assistance program. Through Prevent Blindness, you will complete an application to receive a voucher that will allow you a thorough eye exam and eye glasses if needed. Call for financial requirement questions.
Senior Visit In-home Program (VIP)
The Senior Visit In-home Program provides a public health nurse to aid seniors with organizing medications, referral to specialty physicians and other agencies. This service is free to senior citizens in Madison County.
Blood Lead Testing
This simple finger-stick procedure identifies children with high lead levels. High blood lead levels can facilitate the onset of developmental and neurological issues. If high levels are detected, our nurses work with the Ohio Department of Health to identify the lead source in the home. Education and blood lead level monitoring are included.
In addition to the above public health nursing services:
- Flu and pneumonia Clinics
- Blood pressure Checks
- Blood glucose Checks
- TB testing and education
- Communicable Disease Control and Monitoring
- Health Education Programs
- Staff trained in Emergency Response and Preparedness
- NOVA trained Crisis Responders
- SIDS/SUIDS Program
- Health Information and Resource Center
- Active collaboration with other community agencies to provide comprehensive services
New Ohio Law! Ohio School Immunization Requirements Beginning 2016-2017 School Year.
Starting in the 2016-2017 school year, all incoming 7th grade and 12th grade students in Ohio must have proof that they have the age-appropriate meningococcal (serogroups A, C, W & Y) vaccine(s).
*Students entering 7th grade are required to have at least one dose of meningococcal (serogroups A, C, W & Y) vaccine and one Tdap vaccination PRIOR to entry to school.
*Students entering 12th grade must have one dose of Tdap vaccine and a two doses of meningococcal (serogroup A, C, W & Y), with a minimum interval between doses of 8 weeks PRIOR to entry to school. If the first dose of meningococcal vaccine was administered after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required. If a student entering the 12th grade is 15 years of age or younger, only one dose is required.
*Students entering Kindergarten need (4) or more doses of Dtap or DT; a fifth dose if given prior to the 4th birthday. Polio: 3-4 doses if the 4th dose after the 4th birthday; MMR: two doses at least I month apart, first dose after 1st birthday; varicella: two doses at least 3 months apart, first dose after 1st birthday; Hepatitis B; 3 doses: birth dose, 1 month and six months: must not be administered before age 24 weeks.
Please contact the Madison County Public Health if your child needs vaccinations. We hold immunization clinics all day on Tuesdays and afternoons on Thursday. Call us for an appointment: 740-852-3065.