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Health Dept.
Rodney Wann
400 E. Clinton St. • Frankfort , IN 46041
Phone:765-659-6385 • Fax:765-659-6387
Mon-Wed, Fri 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Thurs 8:00AM - Noon
 

In support of Clinton County and its municipalities, the Clinton County Department of Health strives to promote the health, safety, and well-being of all residents. With guidance from the Indiana State Department of Health and support from our many partnering agencies, we endeavor to have a model public health infrastructure that provides professional, responsive, and cost-effective services to the community.

General Information

The Community Health Nursing Division operates an immunization clinic where free vaccines are offered to children and teens up to 18 years of age. The division also provides health information to foreign travelers and basic health screenings for newly-arriving refugees. In its effort to promote a safe and healthy environment for Clinton County residents, the division also tests children for lead poisoning and assists with case management of lead poisoned children.

Clinton County Health Nurse

Vaccines/Immunizations

Children and Adults with insurance or Point of Sale (POS) Cash/Check/Money Order

We offer all the childhood immunizations from infant through high school and college prep to kids who are covered by most major medical insurance such as Blue Cross (Anthem), Cigna, Golden Rule, Sagamore, United Healthcare, and professional Benefit Administrations. There are many other providers on the list as well. We accept Medicare B for flu and pneumonia (Prevnar and Pneumovax).

For Adults 19 and over we offer a full range of vaccines for those with insurance (same as above) and POS. We also have vaccines for those who have no insurance or whose insurance does not pay for vaccines (tavel vaccines are not included).

We are Certified Tavel Clinic and offer vaccines such as Typhoid and Yellow Fever (inculding the Yellow Fever Certificate), Hepatitis A and B

Prices for the POS vaccines are:
  •Hep A: $70 each (series of 2)
  •Hep B: $45 each (series of 3)
  •Rabies: TBD (To be Determined
  •Yellow Fever: TBD
  •Tdap: $35
  •TB Skin Test: $20
  •Typhoid: $93
  •Zostavax (Shingles): $185

The Clinton County Immunization Clinic

The Clinton County Immunization Clinic (CCIC) is available for children birth - through their 18th year. It is located on the third floor of the IU Hospital on South Jackson St. Hours of operation are every Tuesday and Thursday from 8am till 11am and 1pm till 4pm. There are no appointments. Visits are walk-in-only. The staff there ask that you bring your child´s immunization record amd Medicaid card if there is one. This clinic is for children who have Medicaid or if the child is uninsured.

Head Lice (Pediculosis)

The Clinton County Health Department (CCHD) follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for diagnosing and treating head lice. Having head lice is very common; as many as 6-12 million people worldwide have head lice every year. Anyone who comes into close direct contact with someone who already had head lice, contaminated clothing, other belongings is at risk for getting head lice. The population greatest at risk tends to be children ages 3-10 years and their families.

Proper Diagnosis

Lice are diagnosed by looking closely through the hair and scalp for nits, nymphs, or adults. Finding an adult or nymph may be a difficult task; there are usually few of them and they can move quickly. According to CDC, if live lice are not seen, finding nits closer than ¼" from the scalp confirms a person is infested. However, if a nit is more than ¼" from the scalp the infestation is an old one. The rationale for this is that the adult female louse lays her eggs at the base of the hair shaft, and the eggs and lice need to maintain a consistent temperature. As the hair grows, the nits that are at the base of the hair shaft cannot maintain a constant temperature. Generally, hair grows ¼" per week. The optimal temperature for louse survival happens to be the temperature that is maintained on top of heads. If one is not sure if a person has head lice, a health care provider, the local health department, or school nurse should make the diagnosis. In many cases, a child may be said to have a nit infestation, but when the nit is sent to the lab it is actually dandruff, hair spray droplets or some other particle. Therefore, a proper diagnosis is important before treatment is administered. Often, children are sent home from school and parents unnecessarily take time off work because of an improper diagnosis.

Clinical Treatment

Treating head lice correctly has many steps which must be thoroughly completed to avoid being unnecessarily re-infested. If children less than 2 years old have an infestation, contact your doctor. After a correct diagnosis of head lice, the individuals should remove the clothing and apply the lice medication according to the label instructions. Clothing should immediately be washed with soap and hot water. DO NOT use a crème rinse or combination shampoo/conditioner before using the lice medication. At the present time, the CCHS recommends Sklice as a treatement for lice.  A prescription for Sklice can be otained from your physician or PCP; coupons are also avalaible at http://www.SKLICE.com.  The infested person should then put on clean clothing after treatment. Is some live lice are found 8-12 hours after treatment, but are moving slower than before, do not retreat. Comb dead and remaining live lice out of hair with a lice or flea comb. If no dead lice are found or the lice seem as active before within 8-12 hours after treatment, the medication may not be working. Patients should see a doctor for a different medication and follow the treatment instructions. After treatment, comb and remove all nits from the head every 2-3 days to check for the presence or absence of lice or nits. Retreat with medication 7-10 days after original treatment if there is a live infestation. It is a common practice to have to perform at lease two treatments to get rid of head lice. DO NOT retreat more than 3 times, and do not mix lice medications. If there are other family members who are not currently infested, DO NOT treat other family members until there is confirmation of an infestation. However, their heads should be checked every 2-3 days until the infested person is clear of lice and nits.

Environmental Household Treatment

All washable clothing and bed liners in contact with the infested person two days prior to treatment should be washed in hot soapy water (130 F). Dry the laundry using the hot cycle for at least 20 minutes. Clothing that the infested person directly touched for two days prior, which are not washable, should be dry-cleaned. All clothing, stuffed two days prior, which are not washable, should be dry-cleaned. All clothing, stuffed animals, comforters, and other items that cannot be washed or dry-cleaned need to be placed in a plastic bag and sealed for one week. All combs, brushes and other hair accessories, should be washed with hot soapy water and soaked for 1 hour in rubbing alcohol. Lice can temporarily live on carpet, car seats, and upholstery, which should be thoroughly vacuumed. It is not necessary to spray insecticide or lice spray to these surfaces because they can be toxic if inhaled. Vacuuming these areas is just as effective and a lot less expensive and safer. Pets should not be treated for head lice because lice only live on humans.

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