Nursing and Personal Health Services
Head Lice are considered a public health nuisance, not a public health threat. Health District nurses work closely with community school nurses to keep the incidence low in the community. For parents and caretakers wanting more information on the most effective way to handle treatment and prevention of head lice call and consult with the Health District nurses at 937-484-1671.
Blood Pressure Screening
Free blood pressure checks are available during regular office hours without an appointment, based on nurse availability.
Pregnancy testing is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM as a walk-in client. Early morning preganancy tests are the most accurate. Early entry into prenatal care is an important indicator in ensuring a healthier outcome for pregnant women and their newborns. To help address this problem, the Health District offers this service to all women for a $5.00 fee with no one being denied service for inability to pay.
"TB" is short for tuberculosis. TB disease is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal. Skin testing for Tuberculosis is available on Tuesday mornings form 8:30 -11:20 AM with a return visit on Thursday to be read. The cost is $10.00.
Champaign Health District staff are available upon request for clubs and organizations. Speakers address environmental, health, and safety information as requested. Talks may be modified as needed for groups of all ages. For more information or to schedule a speaker, call: 937-484-1607.
To prevent further spread of infection/disease, the Champaign Health District provides surveillance, assessment, counseling, and a contact notification system to intervene in the chain of infection. The success of this program is evidenced by the low incidence of communicable and vaccine preventable disease in the county.
The Health District offers free and confidential mouth swab test for HIV/AIDS. This is a rapid test and results are available immediately with 99% accuracy. Counseling and education to reduce risks is also available not only for HIV/AIDS but for sexually transmitted diseases. Tests are done on the third Tuesday of each month at the Health District. Please call 9937) 484-1671 if you have any questions.