Travel plans? As a certified Yellow Fever Clinic, Community Health can provide all of the travel vaccinations that you will need for any trip, worldwide. Education and immunizations customized to your destination are available for every age. Click here to access immunization requirements for destinations worldwide.
Worksite wellness is part of the work done by Community Health. In addition to assisting businesses with education and selected screenings, we also offer vaccinations. These include the Tdap, Hepatitis B, influenza, and pneumonia. We provide physicals for daycare workers as well. On-site visits are available. Keeping employees well is profitable for everyone concerned!
Health fairs provide easily accessible and economical ways to monitor wellness. The Community Health Department is pleased to help provide these screening services in tandem with other Regional West departments.
Public awareness and education
We offer public awareness and education on a variety of health topics at venues throughout Scotts Bluff County, including booths at fairs and other community events. We set up shop at functions like the annual Farm and Ranch Expo, Home and Garden Show, Scotts Bluff County Fair, Legacy of the Plains Harvest Festival, and others. Stop by and see us!
The Community Health nursing staff is available to speak to your group/class on a wide range of health-related topics. We enjoy presenting programs appropriate for all age groups and interests.
Regional West’s Community Health nurses are specially trained in the identification, monitoring, treatment, and follow-up of communicable diseases. Partnering with Infection Control personnel, county, state and, if necessary, national health departments and epidemiologists, outbreaks are identified and treated in a timely manner. Such identification, treatment, and follow-up help limit the involvement of the public in contracting these illnesses. We offer education on communicable diseases and prevention on an individual or group basis.
Are you and your family or business prepared in the event of a natural or man-made disaster? Community Health is active with emergency preparedness. Working with local, state, and national coordinating entities, you can trust that your community will be protected and served in the event of a disaster. Training is a big part of the preparedness and includes all local law enforcement, fire departments, ambulance services, emergency medical personnel, support staff, and volunteers.
Regional West’s Community Health Department works with the Munroe-Meyer Institute through the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Quarterly clinic appointments are made by medical referral, but a referral is not required. The clinic is staffed by well-known geneticists and counselors. Initial consultation is grant funded, so is available at no cost to the client.
Medically handicapped children’s clinic
In conjunction with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Community Health offers a program that provides specialized medical services for families with children with disabilities or those who have ongoing health care needs.
Services may include:
Services coordination/case management
Specialty medical team evaluations
Access to specialty physicians
Payment of treatment services
Click here for more detailed information.
Injury Prevention program
The Injury Prevention program is based out of the Community Health Department. Community Health nurses work closely with Regional West trauma services to provide community specific injury prevention education.
All Emergency Department admissions are reviewed, and cases that include an item purchased and/or used by the public are submitted to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This information is used by the CPSC to determine if intervention is needed with products, such as product recalls or safety regulations. This also gives a clear picture of what is sending people in our area to the hospital.
Nebraska Tobacco Quitline
If you want to quit smoking or using smokeless tobacco, but aren’t sure how, click here or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for tools to help.