What is Public Health?
Butler County Public Health offers a variety of different programs and services to the residents of Butler County.
Here is a sample of what we offer:
- Skilled Nursing: Nursing visits to patients in their homes to teach and train, administer meds, tube feeding, catheter care, wound care, ostomy care, rehabilitation nursing (many activities included in this category).
- Health Promotion: Include visits to new moms and babies to offer assistance and give available resources, provide some teaching regarding childcare, immunizations, etc. Also includes visits for health teaching regarding various disease processes to all ages.
- Home Care Aide/Homemaker Services: Nurse Aides providing care under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Services include personal cares, light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation and patient assistance with exercises. Many other service activities are included in this program as well.
- Immunizations: All immunizations are available in the office, at schools or in private homes. Infants, children, adolescents - DTAP, OPV, IPV, HIB, Varicella, MMR, Hep B, and Td. (Donation requested). Office clinics are on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Adults- Flu, Pneumonia (fee), Td (donation), Hep B (fee).
- All Waivers: AIDS/HIV, Elderly, Ill and Handicapped, Brain Injury and MR. We provide nursing, home care aide, homemaker and respite services under the waivers.
- Community Assessment: Assessment of community to determine needs and assist in program planning.
- EMS: Butler County Public Health is coordinating the Butler County EMS Association and their services.
- Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program/Care for Yourself: Services for mammograms and PAP smears fro women 40-64 years who meet income guidelines. Outreach, education, Women's Health Fairs.
- Homes with Healthy Children: Healthy Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success - Visits to parents of newborns and young children to offer parenting sessions to improve parenting skills to prevent child abuse and neglect. Use RN's and HCA's.
- Foot Clinics: For ages 55 years and older. Assess for intact skin and circulation. Provide nail care and education for care of feet.
- HAWK-I: Work to promote the program especially among those who might be eligible. Visit the schools, doctors, churches, etc.