Nursing

The Nursing Division offers an array of primary and preventive services. The scope of services includes care of the individual through clinical services as well as disease prevention and health promotion directed toward the community as a whole.

CLINICAL SERVICES
    
  • Immunizations
  • Tuberculosis
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • HIV Testing
  • Lab Services
  • Pregnancy Testing & Counseling
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INFECTIOUS DISEASE SURVEILLANCE AND REPORTING
Program services are initiated upon receiving a repot of a suspected or diagnosed case of a disease classified as a "Reportable Communicable Disease" or "Notifiable Condition." A listing of the Reportable Disease/Injuries in Texas, is available.
TOBACCO CESSATION CLASSES
The Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalition (TPCC) offers the American Cancer Society's Fresh Start smoking cessation classes for adults wishing to quit using tobacco products. Please click here for Schedule for Cessation Classes. For more information, please contact Kim Donahue at 940-761-7995.
EDUCATION
Speakers are available to present programs on numerous disease/injury prevention and health promotion topics. 
Continuing Health Education programs are offered on Public Health topics of interest to other area health professionals. 
DIABETES PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT CLASSES
  Save the Fingers bannerThese FREE education classes are for individuals who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. They are held once a week for nine weeks and are taught by trained Health Educators using licensed Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) curriculum. Topics include:

· Understanding the Human Body

· Risk Factors

· Blood Glucose Monitoring

· Physical Activity

· Diabetes Meal Planning

· Diabetes Complications

· Medications and Healthcare Team

· Stress Management 

We also have FREE diabetes prevention classes for individuals who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. They are held once a week for twelve weeks and are focused on active lifestyle changes in order to prevent and/or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. A trained health educator teaches individuals to identify changes they can make in their personal diet and activity level that will result in a healthier weight, more nutritious diet, and increased level of regular physical activity. 

All classes are available in English and Spanish. For more information, or to register, please call (940)761-7975 or register online at Online Registration.
 Education Classes Begin
Tuesday January 10, 2017
Morning Class 9:30-11:30 am
Evening Class 5:30-7:30 pm
                   &
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Morning Class 9:30-11:30 am
Evening Class 5:30-7:30 pm
 Prevention Classes Begin
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Afternoon Class 1:30-3:30 pm
Evening Class 5:30-7:30 pm
TEXAS HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
This program is designed to improve policies and environments that promote health and reduce the risk factors for chronic diseases in the community, with a focus on:
  • Physical Activity
  • Healthy Food Options
  • Mother-Friendly Worksites
  • Public School Health and Activity Programs
  • Worksite Wellness Programs
  • Tobacco control Programs
  • Cardiac and Stoke Response Programs
  • Health Care Quality Programs
CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION PROGRAM
The Chronic Disease Prevention Program focuses on educating the public on the prevention of chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes, by focusing on nutrition, portion control, the role of exercise, and chronic disease management.

For more information on either of these programs, please contact: Joanna Patterson at 940-761-7874.
GETTING SERVICES
For a brief summary of the services available at the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District, please consult the clinic area you are interested in. There you will find the phone number to call for additional information or assistance. Again, these numbers are not for clinic appointments. For appointments and for general and routine information, please use the appointment telephone 940-761-7841, to schedule clinic appointments and determine the hours for walk-in services. 
APPOINTMENTS
Some services are not available to walk-in patients and, therefore, must be scheduled by appointment. Unless specifically noted in service description, you need to make an appointment. All patients except Immunization patients need to call ahead and make an appointment at 940-761-7841, unless you were given other instructions at your last appointment. Our STI clinic hours are Monday and Tuesday from 1 pm-3 pm. Thursday and Friday 8 am-10:30 am. Appointment only.

Clientes Que Necesitan Interpretes
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