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The Health Department is accepting applications for a part time Vital Records Registrar/Nurse Assistant position.  Detailed Information

Resumes may be sent to: 

Ripley County Health Department

Attention:  icky Powell, Administrator/Public Health Nurse

P.O. Box 745

Versailles, IN  47042

 

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Diabetes Screening (Finger stick or Hemoglobin A1C)
These free clinics are held from 7:30-9 a.m. at 2 different locations, no appointment required. Patients who
have not been diagnosed with diabetes will have their fasting blood sugar tested. Only patients already
diagnosed with diabetes will receive a Hemoglobin A1C screening. Both screenings utilize a finger stick blood
sample. Additional Information and Locations

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Ripley County Health Department is pleased to announce it has implemented a Medical Billing program and is excited to now offer immunizations and TB test not only to the uninsured and Medicaid, but to Anthem, Cigna/Sagamore and Tri Care card holders.

Beginning August 1, 2014, there will be a $ 5.00 charge for a TB test.  They will no longer be free.

We are still in the credentialing process for other insurance providers and will offer immunizations as soon as we are approved by these providers. Please call for updates.

Immunizations are available by appointment only.  Insurance card and identification must be presented at time of vaccination.

Please call 812-689-0506 for an appointment!

School Immunization Requirements

PROTECT YOURSELF AND THOSE AROUND YOU!

 

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) maintains an Immunization Information System known as CHIRP (Children and Hoosier’s Immunization Registry Program). The purpose of CHIRP is to collect, forecast, manage, and share vaccine data to registered medical providers in Indiana. A provider may include private medical facilities, local health departments, hospitals, schools, and pharmacies. The program is run under the Indiana Code 16-38-5 which allows for providers and their designees to access data from CHIRP. In addition an individual also may access their personal or their dependents vaccine record from either the registered CHIRP provider or directly from the Indiana State Department of Health.

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Contact us today to Schedule your appointment at 812-689-0508.
Children's Flu Vaccine: Free
Adult Flu Vaccine: $10.00 is appreciated

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 Indiana's new smoke-free air policies

Indiana's statewide smoke-free air law begins July 1, 2012 and every county in Indiana will be covered by a smoke-free air law. More Hoosiers will be protected from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Nearly all public places in the state, including restaurants and other workplaces, will be smoke-free. Visit www.breatheindiana.com/ to help understand the new law. 

     Smokefree.gov - Quit smoking today! We can help!    

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In recent years, public health agencies across the country have been overwhelmed by complaints about bed bugs.

The Ripley County Health Department works closely with the Indiana State Department of Health Epidemiology Center.

Although, bed bug bites can cause considerable discomfort and loss of sleep, bed bugs do not transmit disease, therefore, there are currently no regulations or resources available.

Quick Facts About Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs can be found even in very clean environments.

Bed bugs are spread through the acquisition of infested second-hand furniture or by hitch-hiking on items.

There are other bugs that look like bed bugs.  Before treating an infestation, it is very important to correctly identify that bug.

Insect repellents are not effective against bed bugs.

Bed bugs feed at night.  No one is at school during the night.  Hitchhikers may be possible but infestation is not likely.  For more information or Slide show presentation


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