Southwest District Health Address: 13307 Miami Ln Caldwell, ID 83607 (19 Miles Away) Map & Directions Telephone: (208) 455-5442 Website: http://www.publichealthidaho.com/ Services: MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS PHONE # 208-455-5324. Please have callers try the
website first www.volunteeridaho.com. If no internet access, refer clients to the number listed above.
DISTRICT OFFICE: Idaho's seven health districts work in close cooperation with the Department of Health and Welfare and numerous other state and local agencies. Each district has a board of health appointed by the county commissioners. The districts are not part of any state agency Each district responds to local needs to provide an array of services that may vary from district to district. Services range from community health nursing and home health nursing to environmental health, dental hygiene and nutrition programs. Many services are provided through contracts with the Department of Health and Welfare. Contact the nearest Health District for the latest information about services in your community and for information Also contact the Health District office regarding The Public Health Preparedness and Communication Systems office (Bioterrorism Planning) will work in partnership with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the other public health districts, health care providers and emergency service responders to formulate a cohesive statewide plan to prepare for and respond to bioterrorism attacks and other public health emergencies.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH: Environmental Health programs include issues where human health interrelates with the physical environment and the community of plants and animals
**Environmental Health Programs include: Day Care; Epidemiology (Animal Bites, Food and Water Borne Illness); Food Establishments (Permits, Plan Reviews, Inspections); Lead Health Program; Methamphetamine Labs; Public Pools; Solid Waste.
**Land Development programs include: Critical Materials Regulation; Mortgage Surveys; Non-Domestic Waste Water; Public Water Systems; Rathdrum Aquifer Protection; Shallow Injection Well Inventory; Subdivision Review; Subsurface Sewage (Site Evaluations, Permits, Inspections).
FAMILY PLANNING: Provides Family Planning services, including education, counseling, pregnancy testing, comprehensive physical examinations (including cancer screening, sexually transmitted disease screening and HIV testing) and referrals Most methods of birth control are offered Educational materials and speakers are available for community presentations upon request.
IMMUNIZATIONS: Local health districts provide routine childhood vaccinations through clinics offered at clinic sites or occasionally at special off-site clinics. Routine childhood vaccinations are provided for a small administration fee. No child will be denied immunizations. Immunizations for International travel are offered by appointment at some districts. Call your local health district to find out which specific vaccines are needed for each destination. Adult vaccines such as tetanus and diphtheria (Td) boosters, hepatitis B, hepatitis A, pneumonia, and influenza vaccine may also be available. The Immunization Registry (a free, voluntary, and confidential service) allows you, your family, and your Doctor to know when and for what you have been immunized and if you are current on your immunizations.
WIC (WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN) PROGRAM: WIC is the supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children and provides: Healthy foods each month that can be purchased with WIC vouchers; health screenings; health and nutrition classes; information about community programs; referrals to health care providers; individual counseling with registered dietitians; breastfeeding information and support; recipes, newsletters, and educational materials WIC serves: Pregnant women; Breastfeeding women (up to one year postpartum); Infants up to one year of age; and Children under five years of age.
PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS owrks in partnership with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the other public health districts
SATELLITE OFFICES: Cambridge, Council, New Meadows,
Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm MON - FRI