PUBLIC HEALTH CENTERS
July 20th, 2014 | by: Webmaster | Category: Featured

Immunizations are a beneficial part of preventive health care and are available for adults as well as children. All school entry vaccinations are available. A parent or legal guardian must accompany persons under 18 years of age. Please remember to bring your child’s immunization record (yellow card) to the clinic. No one will be denied service due to inability to pay.

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Provides health exams and screening for children to detect and correct health problems early in life.

Available services include:

  • physical examinations,
  • immunizations,
  • laboratory tests for lead poisoning and anemia,
  • vision and hearing screening,
  • nutritional assessments, and
  • health education.

Child Health Clinics require an appointment. Please refer to the clinic schedule for the phone number of the location closest to you.

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Immunizations (click to expand)

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Child Health (click to expand)

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Family Planning (click to expand)

Helps families plan the number, timing, and spacing of children. In order to assist individuals with making these important decisions, education is provided about all methods of birth control.
Appointments are required.

Pregnancy Screening (click to expand)

Early pregnancy detection, as early as two days after a missed menstrual period, enables an expectant mother to provide the best environment for her baby. Women who think they may be pregnant should see their physician or attend one of the Pregnancy Screening Clinics. Fees are waived for clients referred by the Department of Human Services for pregnancy verification.

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Adult Preventative Health (click to expand)

Preventive Health Care for Adults:
Wellness for Californians 50+: This program provides health screenings and medication reviews for adults 50 and over. These screenings are performed by qualified Public Health Nurses and are available at various senior centers, and senior housing throughout the county by appointment. The focus of this program is prevention by providing free comprehensive health screenings. PHCA does not take the place of an individual’s primary care physician. The screening can help identify health problems early, find needed health care services, promote preventive health practices and encourage staying as healthy as possible. The screenings also include applicable health and medical education/information along with ensuring that individuals are referred for any necessary follow up if indicated. For additional information or to schedule an appointment call 868-0495. Appointments are scheduled to allow us to meet your needs.

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HIV Counseling (click to expand)

HIV Counseling and Screening:
The Kern County Department of Public Health offers free HIV-antibody testing in multiple locations throughout the County.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections (click to expand)

Sexually Transmitted Infection: Kern County ranks #1 and #4 for chlamydia and gonorrhea rates, respectively, in California. The majority of chlamydia infections are asymptomatic and go undetected and untreated. The clinic cost is $13.00. Additional fees may apply. Family PACT and Medi-Cal will be accepted for payment. Services are available at the Bakersfield office, 1800 Mt. Vernon Avenue, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Walk-in spaces are accepted or call 321-3000 for an appointment. Services are also offered in the Ridgecrest district office. Call (760) 375-5157 for an appointment. HIV-antibody testing is also offered at multiple locations throughout the County.

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