- Health Department
Our goal is to provide a public health program to protect and promote the health of the population of Geary County by providing services to prevent disease, prolong life, and promote health.
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The Geary County Health Department offers:
Services Offered on a Walk-in Basis:
Blood Pressure Checks: Blood Pressure obtained by a nurse and records given to client.
A Purified Protein Derivative (PPD) Skin Test: TB Skin Test. Must return to clinic within 48-72 hours of placement for result reading.
Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing: Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV, Syphilis. This is completed through a blood and urine sample. Results within 7-10 business days. Treatment administered when indicated.
Pregnancy Test: Urine Pregnancy Test. Results same visit.
Immunizations: Adult and Childhood vaccines administered per CDC Immunization Schedule. Offered but not school required vaccines also available. Influenza Meningococcal B Human Papillomavirus- Gardasil 9
Allergy Shots: Will administer allergy shots per Physicians orders for those on maintenance dosing.
Injection Education: Nurse education geared towards home injections per Physicians orders.
Services by Appointment Only:
Provider Visit: Adult and Child minor illnesses. Adult and Child physicals. Birth Control consultation and prescription. Well Woman Exam to include PAP smear when indicated.
Kan-Be-Healthy (KBH) Assessments. Per KCV Kansas: KBH medical screens include vision, hearing and dental assessment. The KBH screen follows the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment guidelines and is considered an important tool in preventive health care and developmental screening.
Paternity Testing Appointments are sent up through Lab-Corp
Tobacco Free JC Quit Program: Education offered on realistic and suitable life changes to achieve goals. Meet with a nurse to develop a realistic plan to quit. Minimum of 4 scheduled visits.
WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services to Kansas families who qualify. WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children. WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, new moms, and kids under age 5 healthy. To do this, WIC provides:
- Personalized nutrition information and support
- Checks to buy healthy food
- Tips for eating well to improve health
- Referrals for services that can benefit the whole family
But that’s not all! WIC also offers immunization screening and referral, breastfeeding support, and nutrition and health classes on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, shopping on a budget and more.
How to Apply
Call 785-762-5682 to schedule an appointment.
Stop By: 1212 W Ash Street, Junction City KS 66441
WIC serves Kansas residents who are:
- Breastfeeding, up to baby’s first birthday
- Non-breastfeeding mothers, up to six months after baby’s birth
- Infants and children under five years old
WIC clients must meet WIC income guidelines and have a medical or nutritional need. Many working people are eligible for WIC and don’t realize it.
For your WIC appointment, you will need to bring:
Proof of Identity (Examples)
Proof of ID for Child (Examples)
Proof of Household Income for all people living in your house (Examples)
Completed Diet Questionnaires
At the appointment there will be a brief review of foods you eat, medical history and current health status to determine the medical or nutritional need. If you or your child is found eligible for WIC benefits, the appointment will also include nutrition education.
More information: http://www.kansaswic.org/families/