Following is the February schedule for the Crow Wing County Health Department.
Senior Health Screening
A Senior Health Screening will be offered 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at Crow Wing County Health Department, 219 Laurel St.
Screenings include cholesterol and diabetes check for hemoglobin, blood pressure, height and weight, immunization and medication review, and vision and hearing check. A $10 donation is requested (Medical Assistance can be billed).
For more information or to set an appointment, call 824-1080 or 824-1098.
There is a minimal charge for public immunization clinics for vaccines but no one will be denied if unable to pay. A parent or guardian with an immunization record must accompany each child under age 18.
To set an appointment or for any questions, call 824-1080 or 824-1098.
The schedule is:
Brainerd -- 8:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 8 and 22, Crow Wing County Health Department.
Pequot Lakes -- 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, City Hall.
Crosby -- 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, St. Joseph School in Crosby.
Emily -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, Emily Charter School.
Freshstart smoking cessation class
Quit smoking classes will be offered at 10 a.m. Fridays beginning Feb. 4. Freshstart is a quit smoking program by the American Cancer Society.
A fee of $15 is charged for the materials. This program is a series of four classes. To register, call 824-1080 or come to the health department office.
Child/teen checkup dates listed
The Crow Wing County Health Department will hold a Child and Teen Checkup/Early Childhood Screening Clinic from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, and from noon to 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in Brainerd.
Child and Teen Checkup clinics are also offered in Crosby the first Friday of each month (Feb. 4) and in Pequot Lakes the first Tuesday of the month (Feb. 1). Checkups at all three locations are by appointment only.
The Child and Teen Checkup is a series of checkups for apparently well children and young adults in Crow Wing County from age 6 months through 20. The purpose of the checkup is to find health problems or deviations of growth and development and have them corrected before they become serious.
A full Child and Teen Checkup includes hearing and vision testing, height and weight check, simple laboratory tests, a physical exam, growth and development assessment, a nutrition review and immunizations.
The Child and Teen Checkup is conducted by trained public health nurses at the Crow Wing County Health Department. The Child and Teen Checkup assists the parent to promote the health of the child. If the screening reveals a health problem requiring further diagnosis or treatment, parents are notified and assistance is offered for scheduling appointments and transportation if needed.
The Child and Teen Checkup fee is based on the family's income. No one will be turned away because of a lack of finances. Call Amy at 824-1097 or Jackie at 824-1089 for an appointment or more information.
Crow Wing County Health Department also administers the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. The program provides nutrition education, referrals to medical providers and vouchers for specific foods for pregnant, postpartum and breast-feeding women, infants and children up to age 5.
Clinics are held the first Tuesday of every month in Pequot Lakes, the first Thursday and following Friday of the month in Crosby, and several days in Brainerd.
The income threshold is set fairly high. For example, a family of four with an income of $45,924 may be eligible for the program. To inquire or make an appointment, call WIC at 824-1073.
Cass sets adult health clinics
Cass County Public Health Department will offer the following adult health clinics in February.
Public health nurses will assess at no charge: health history, blood pressure, blood glucose and medications management. Foot care will include cutting toenails, ingrown toenails and calluses for $7.
Pillager -- 12:30-2 p.m. Feb. 22, Pillager Senior Citizens Center.
Hackensack -- 1-4:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Hackensack Senior Center.
Boy River -- 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 17, Jerry's Bar.
Cass Lake -- 9-11:30 a.m. Feb. 16, YAH Senior Center.
Cass County public health foot clinic
Foot care only will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 15 at Quam Court in Walker for $7.
Bring your own towel and basin to these clinics.
Cass to offer health clinics
Cass County Public Health Department will offer blood pressure checks, immunizations and child and teen checkup clinics in February.
Backus -- 10-11 a.m. Feb. 1, Senior Citizens Building.
Leader/Poplar -- 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Poplar School.
Walker -- 1-3 p.m. Feb. 4, Public Health Office.
Longville -- 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 1 and 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 15, Longville Family Center.
Pillager -- Noon-2:30 p.m. Feb. 15, Family Resource Center.
Pine River -- 9:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 2, Pine River Family Center.
Remer -- 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 9, Town Hall.
Walker -- 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 8, Public Health Office.
Child/teen checkup clinics
Call for appointment time.
Cass Lake -- Feb. 10, Cass Lake Family Center, 335-7837.
Pillager -- Feb. 23, Pillager Family Center, 746-4009.
Walker -- Feb. 28, Hope Lutheran Church, 547-4273.
Backus -- Feb. 29, Nazarene Church, 587-4292.
Pine River -- Feb. 24, Pine River Family Center, 587-4292.
Longville -- Feb. 1, Longville Family Center, 363-3348.
Preschoolers -- Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio, Hib., Hep. B, Varicella.
School age -- All the above except Hib.
Adult -- Diphtheria, Tetanus.
Charge is $3 per immunization (bring current record). Receive a free reading book for children by getting their initial series completed by age 20 months.
Cass lists WIC schedule
Following is the Cass County WIC nutrition program schedule for February:
Pine River -- 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Feb. 2 and 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Feb. 3, Pine River Family Center.
Walker -- 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Feb. 14, Hope Lutheran Church.
Remer -- 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Feb. 9, City Hall.
Pillager -- Noon-2:30 p.m. Feb. 15 and 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 16, Family Resource Center.
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