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New Hours for Two Public Health Clinics

New Hours for Two Public Health Clinics

The Southern Nevada Health District is offering new hours at two public health centers, beginning in March.

The East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 560 N. Nellis Blvd. and the Henderson Public Health Center, 520 E. Lake Mead Pkwy. will both offer nursing services, immunization clinics and food handler safety training card processing from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

People seeking nursing, family planning or immunization services should arrive by 4:30 p.m. People seeking help for the food handling cards should arrive by 5:15 p.m.

The other public health clinics, including the main offices on Valley View Boulevard and the offices in North Las Vegas, open at 8 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information on services, locations and hours for SNHD, go to snhd.info

Local Chef Shows Off Healthy Cooking

A local chef is doing his part to help fight obesity in the Las Vegas valley.

Chef Darnell Hess went to Bracken Elementary School Wednesday to help educate the kids about healthy eating. The demonstration was part of an effort by the nonprofit Create A Change Now to improve children's health.

Organizers say the best way to teach kids how to take responsibility for their health is to give them an understanding of where their food comes from.

"It gives them some more hands on information about the food and how to cook it," Julie Sanders, Volunteer Coordinator with Create a Change Now, said.

Some of the vegetables the chef used to make the dishes for the kids were from the garden at the school.

Time to Plan for Back-to-School Shots

Time to Plan for Back-to-School Shots

With the 2013-14 school year approaching quickly, health officials are reminding parents to do required immunizations for their kids sooner than later.

The Southern Nevada Health District provides back-to-school shots at its public health centers. Pre-schoolers, kindergartners, and seventh-graders must get mandatory vaccinations.

The health district will offer extended hours for back-to-school immunizations the last two weeks of August. Immunizations are available:

Parents should bring immunization records. Children with no records might have to begin the immunization sequence from the beginning. Non-custodial adults may accompany a child, however, written consent must be provided to the health district from the parent or guardian at the time of service. An administrative fee of $16 per child for one immunization or $25 per child for two or more immunizations will be collected. Additional vaccines fees might apply.

Shots are available at these locations:

Immunization Clinics Available During Special Event Week

Immunization Clinics Available During Special Event Week

 

Nevada Infant and Immunization Week will provide a number of opportunities to improve the health and well-being of your children starting Saturday.

The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition (SNIHC) and many health partners and providers will sponsor a week of immunization clinics during Nevada Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) April 20-27, beginning with a kickoff event hosted by the Southern Nevada Health District.

Nevada Infant Immunization Week is an annual observance that highlights the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases, and serves as a call to action for parents, caregivers and healthcare providers to ensure infants are fully immunized against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before age 2.

Teen Pregnancy Workshops Scheduled in High-Need Areas

Teen Pregnancy Workshops Scheduled in High-Need Areas

 

Workshops aimed at helping parents talk to kids about teen pregnancy are scheduled for later in the month.

The Southern Nevada Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition will host a series of free workshops for parents and guardians interested in talking to their pre-teen and teen children about sexual relationships, preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

The first workshop is scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Walnut Cecile Community Center, 3075 Walnut Road.

Back-to-School Immunization Program Begins

Back-to-School Immunization Program Begins

 

The Southern Nevada Health District is starting regular back-to-school shot clinics Wednesday

The immunization clinics will be held at the health district’s new home at 330 S. Valley View at Meadows Lane. The shots will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. No other health district services will be available at the new building at this time.

Next week’s shot clinic is just the beginning of several clinics that will be held at various locations around the Las Vegas valley in the weeks leading up to the start of school. Many of the clinics will be low cost or no cost. For a complete list of clinics, go to snhd.com.

The Clark County School District requires the following vaccinations for students enrolled in public or private schools:

Health Fair Set for People in Need

Health Fair Set for People in Need

There are a lot of people in southern Nevada who lost their health insurance when they lost their jobs because of the economic downturn.

Now, United Citizens Foundation is offering help to people without insurance or not enough insurance. The group is holding a health fair from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Boulevard North.

People in need will be able to get screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, vision, skin cancer, breast cancer plus pediatric and vaccine services. Also, free hygiene packs will be given away each hour.

Participants are also encouraged to bring their old pill bottles to get a prescription refill. No medication will be given out at the fair.