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Immunization Clinics

The Jasper County Health Department provides immunizations free of charge to those residents of Jasper County who live outside the city limits of Joplin. Children’s immunizations ( 2 months of age through the age of 18)are provided by appointment the first and third Wednesdays of each month to those children who meet VFC (Vaccines for Children) criteria. Those criteria are outlined in the following website: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/vfc. Those children that have health insurance that pays for immunizations must seek their care from their private provider.

Immunization Links

Adult immunization clinics are done by appointment. The immunization fee schedule is as follows:

Vaccine Fee
*Td (Tetanus/Diphtheria) (must meet eligibility) Donation
*IPV(Polio) (must meet eligibility) Donation
*MMR(Measles/Mumps/Rubella) (must meet eligibility) Donation
*Varicella (must meet eligibility) Donation
*Hepatitis B (requires 3 doses) Call for current prices
*Hepatitis A (requires 2 doses) Call for current prices
*Twinrix (Hepatitis A/B Combo: requires 3 doses) Call for current prices
*Meningococcal (for 19 years old and above) Call for current prices
*Influenza Call for current prices
*Pneumococcal Call for current prices
   
*Prices and dates of clinics are subject to change without notice.   

Medical Clinic

The medical clinic is provided on Tuesdays for those residents of Jasper County who reside outside the city limits of Joplin. It is available to clients of very limited income who are seeking assistance with their prescription medications and basic medical care. New patients must be seen by 10:30 A.M. and established patients by 12:15 P.M.. Those receiving Medicare, Medicaid (Missouri Health Net), or private health insurance are not eligible for the clinic. Patients must meet eligibility criteria including: proof of residency, proof of income for the entire household, a current photo ID, and must follow-up with Division of Family Services for eligibility for Missouri Health Net care. The Jasper County Health Department does not provide antipsychotic medications or narcotic pain medications. The Jasper County Health Department does not have any laboratory or X-Ray facilities, nor the equipment or financial means to conduct or provide any type of surgery procedure. Patients requiring care not offered by this clinic will be referred and may be responsible for any expense that is incurred.


HIV Testing and Counseling

HIV testing and counseling is available free of charge for those residents of Jasper County who live outside the city limits of Joplin. Testing and counseling is provided by appointment and a follow-up appointment is required to obtain results. Testing is confidential but is not anonymous. Those desiring testing for syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia will be scheduled on a Tuesday to see the medical doctor. Those who require treatment for HIV/AIDS should contact the Aids Project of the Ozarks at www.aidsprojectoftheozarks.org. Further information can be found at: www.cdc.gov/hiv.


STD Testing and Treatment

STD (sexually transmitted diseases: gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis) testing and treatment is available at the Jasper County Health Department free of charge for those residents of Jasper County who live outside the city limits of Joplin. These tests are provided on Tuesdays by appointment. The client must see the nurse in the morning by appointment and then return to see the doctor at 12:30 P.M.. Further information can be found at: www.cdc.gov/std.


Show Me Healthy Women

The Show Me Healthy Women program is a joint program of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which provides low-income, uninsured, and underserved women access to timely, high-quality screening and diagnostic services, to detect breast and cervical cancer at the earliest stages. You may qualify if you meet the age requirements and income guidelines as outlined by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services www.dhss.mo.gov/BreastCervCancer. Services that are provided by the program are also listed on the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website at: www.dhss.mo.gov/BreastCervCancer . The Jasper County Health Department provides this clinic free of charge to those women who are Missouri residents. Those Missouri residents that have the Show Me Healthy Women program available in their county of residency must seek service in the county in which they reside.


Pregnancy Tests/Prenatal Case Management/Temporary Medicaid for Pregnancy

Urine pregnancy tests are provided, free of charge, by appointment for women who are at least seven days late for their menstrual cycle. The goal of the Jasper County Health Department is to increase the number of pregnant women who receive prenatal care in the first trimester of pregnancy, decrease the percent of women who receive inadequate prenatal care, increase the number of women of childbearing age who are receiving adequate amounts of folic acid in their diets (www.marchofdimes.com), and to refer client’s who present with a negative test for follow-up care.

To qualify for pregnancy testing the woman must be a resident of Jasper County, outside the city limits of Joplin, and provide proof of residency and a current ID (i.e. driver’s license). Clients with a positive pregnancy test will be screened for high risk pregnancy factors and referred to prenatal case management services if needed. If the client qualifies for Missouri Health Net Services, then temporary Medicaid for pregnant women will be issued to the client at that time.


Communicable Disease Control and Surveillance

The Communicable Disease Control Program protects the health of the community by working to prevent the spread of diseases. Our staff follow-up on communicable disease reports from medical providers and laboratories in the community. The goal is to identify the source of a disease or outbreak and prevent further spread of illness through assuring appropriate medical assessment and treatment of patients and their contacts.

Communicable Disease Surveillance enhances control efforts and determines the incidence and prevalence of diseases.

For information on a specific disease or illness, follow the link to http://www.cdc.gov/DiseasesConditions.

A complete list of Missouri’s reportable illnesses can be viewed at:
http://www.dhss.mo.gov/CommunicableDisease/reportablediseaselist2.pdf.

Mandated reporters can download the report forms at: http://www.dhss.mo.gov/CommunicableDisease.


Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a communicable disease caused by bacteria. It is spread from person to person by respiratory droplets. Our staff works to treat clients with latent tuberculosis infection and clients with tuberculosis disease. Information on frequently asked questions about tuberculosis can be viewed at http://www.cdc.gov/tb/faqs/default.htm.

Tuberculin skin testing for employment, school, immigration, and medical referral is done by appointments. The fee for tuberculin skin testing is $15.00. Contact (417) 358-3111 for further information or to schedule an appointment.

Tuberculosis Case Management services are available at no cost to the following individuals:

  • Individuals who have positive tuberculin skin tests
  • Individuals suspected of having active tuberculosis disease
  • Individuals exposed to a known case of tuberculosis disease
  • Individuals classified as high-risk by the Missouri Tuberculosis Control Program.

Case Management services include assistance with medical follow-up and diagnostic tests, medications, patient and family education, directly observed therapy, and monitoring of the medication effectiveness and potential side effects. Clients are followed for the entire six to twelve month period while they are treated for tuberculosis disease or latent tuberculosis infection.

Staff also conducts contact investigations in the community to locate individuals who may have been exposed when there is a case of active tuberculosis disease. Tuberculosis skin testing is provided at no charge to contacts exposed to a known case of active tuberculosis disease.

For information on the number and case rates for tuberculosis in the United States and Missouri can be viewed at http://www.cdc.gov/tb/surv/surv2006/PDF/table20.pdf and http://www.dhss.mo.gov/Tuberculosis/Data.html.

Information on drug resistant tuberculosis can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/tb/pubs/tbfactsheets/mdrtb.htm.