Family and Children's Health

The Family and Children's Health Division provides programs that prevent childhood illnesses; assist in control of unintended pregnancies; and limit the spread of infectious diseases through early investigation, identification, and treatment.


Programs and Services


Fees and Charges

  • Family and Child Health fees (excluding Immunization vaccine) are assessed on a sliding fee scale based upon client income.

  • Fees are not assessed for services related to an epidemiological investigation and/or follow-up activities.

  • South Central Public Health District does not refuse client services due to inability to pay.

 

Child Health and Safety

Registered nurses provide short-term assessment and intervention services focusing on health and safety issues, upon referral from the Department of Health and Welfare. Services are geared towards families with children between the ages of 0-18 years of age.

Click Here for more information on the Child Health and Safety program.

 

Disease Reporting & Control

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has adopted regulations that contain the official requirements governing the reporting, control, and prevention of reportable diseases and conditions.

Click Here for more information on reportable diseases; Idaho laws, how to report a case, and a list of reportable diseases and time frame to report them.

 

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Family Planning

We promote pregnancy preparedness, reproductive health, and healthy behaviors that reduce risks to individual and family health. Services include clinics that offer examinations, pregnancy testing, counseling, education, referral, and contraceptives. HIV/AIDS counseling and testing, and confidential sexually transmitted disease diagnosis and treatment, are also available. Services are by appointment.

Click Here for more Family Planning information.

HIV Testing & Counseling

Some choices we make can put us at risk for becoming infected with HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). No one is immune to HIV, but we can protect ourselves by staying informed about what activities put us at risk for this deadly infection and avoiding those activities.

Click Here for more information.

 

Girl recieving a shot

Immunizations

Thanks to immunization, diseases that were once commonplace are now only distant memories for most Americans. While some diseases are more commonly associated with the very young, the elderly, or the sick, unvaccinated people of all ages are susceptible to serious, debilitating, and potentially deadly vaccine-preventable diseases.

The germs responsible for vaccine-preventable diseases such as chickenpox, pneumococcal disease, influenza, and hepatitis A and B do not distinguish between young and old, rich or poor, or racial or cultural heritage.

Click Here for more immunization information, including schedules and overseas immunizations.

 

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Refugee Health Services

For information about refugee health services, contact the College of Southern Idaho Refugee Center at 736-2166. Health screenings are available at South Central Public Health District, and include immunization updates, physical examinations, tuberculosis and other communicable disease screenings, as well as physician referral.

Click Here for more information.

Reproductive Health

We promote pregnancy preparedness, reproductive health, and healthy behaviors that reduce risks to individual and family health. Services include clinics that offer examinations, pregnancy testing, counseling, education, referral, and contraceptives. HIV/AIDS counseling and testing, and confidential sexually transmitted disease diagnosis and treatment, are also available. Services are by appointment.

Click Here for more information.

 

School Health

Public health nurses provide education, health screenings, and technical advice to children and teachers in contracting school districts throughout the eight-county area of southern Idaho.

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Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening

Sexually transmitted diseases include HIV / AIDS, chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea, etc. Diagnosis, treatment, and referral services for sexually transmitted diseases are offered at the Bellevue, Jerome, and Twin Falls offices of South Central Public Health District. Contact these offices for an appointment or information.

Fees

Charges are based on income and family size using a sliding fee schedule.

Appointments

Services are by appointment as hours are flexible and may change.
Please call our offices for an appointment.

Sexually Transmitted Disease Fact Sheets

 

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Tuberculosis Clinic

South Central Public Health District offers diagnostic, treatment, and consultation services for clients with tuberculosis.

Tuberculosis has been considered by many as a disease of the past. Each year an average of two cases of active TB are diagnosed in south central Idaho. An average of 91 clients per year are seen in the public health TB clinic.

Monthly TB clinics offer education, preventative therapy, and treatment of active disease cases. Fees are based on income. South Central Public Health District also offers supervised medication administration for treatment of all cases of active TB.

For more information, contact your physician or local South Central Public Health District office.

Women's Health Check Link
Tuberculosis Fact Sheets
Tuberculosis Information from the CDC

 

Women's Health Check

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Women’s Health Check program offers FREE mammograms and Pap tests for women who qualify. South Central Public Health District is the local contracting coordinator for district 5.

Click Here for more information.

 

Prevent. Promote. Protect.