Effective July 1, 2011, children with insurance policies that cover vaccination, including those with high deductibles or co-pays, will NOT be eligible for free vaccinations at the Washington County Health Department. We DO provide vaccines for a minimal administation fee to those with Medicaid, NO insurance, and those whose insurance policies do not cover vaccinations. However, vaccines are available for purchase for those with Private Pay Insurance. We do not file insurance claims. These children will be vaccinated by appointment only. Please call (812) 883-5603 Ext. 2002 for current prices and appointment.
Gardasil is now recommended for BOYS and girls ages 9 thru 18 years of age.
CDC recommends getting a flu shot every year. The Washington County Health Department offers influenza vaccines to anyone for a minimal fee. Please get vaccinated. Stop the flu! Call the Health Department for availability of vaccine and cost. 812-883-5603.
Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that can be in any part of your body and is contagious to others. Health care providers, state, and local health departments in Indiana work closely together to control TB by ensuring that all people with TB infection or TB disease obtain evaluation and any treatment they need. Washington County Health Department TB services include:
The Washington County Health Department provides testing for school as well as for the workplace. The Mantoux skin test (as known as PPD) is a small injection under the skin placed on the forearm. This test requires the person to return 48-72 hours to have the arm examined. Because of this delay, most TB skin tests are placed on a Tuesday and then checked on Thursday or Friday. No appointment is necessary unless Tuesdays are not convenient, then an appointment will be necessary. The cost of the test of $5.00. Please bring cash.
Many people are returning to school after years in the work force. New requirements for college vaccinations are now being enforced. If you are returning to school and need vaccinations or cannot find your records, call the nursing department at 812-883-5603 ext. 2002. We will be glad to assist you in determining what vaccines are required and will set up an appointment for your vaccinations. Please refer to the Travel Vaccination section for Adult Vaccine Prices.
Washington County Health Department would like to advise that on July 1, 2012 nearly all public places in the state, including restaurants and workplaces, will be smoke free. This change comes as the result of Indiana's first ever statewide smoke free air law, House Enrolled Act 1149. Hoosiers will now be able to enjoy smoke-free air and reduce their risk of developing chronic cardiac and respiratory diseases and the other health problems associated with breathing secondhand smoke. Although there are exemptions to the law, details can be found at www.in.gov/atc or www.in.gov/isdh/tpc .
Washington County Health Department now provides assistance for those wanting to quit smoking. A small amount of paperwork is required along with watching a 25 minute video. Assistance with nicotine replacement therapy is available (Patches, Gum, and Chantix). Contact Elise Apple, RN at 812 883-5603 ext. 2005 for an appointment and assistance with nicotine replacement therapy.
The Washington County Health Department works closely with the Washington County's EMA, the State Department of Health, and the CDC to develop preparedness plans for various health emergencies. Health Department contact/coordinator is Peggy Scott, RN (812) 883-5603 ext. 2002.For more info... Disaster preparation