Emmons County Public Health provides a variety of services to help keep children and new mothers healthy. For more information about this, and additional services provided for seniors or adults, contact us at (701) 254-4027.
Car Safety Seat Program - Studies show that more than 80% of car seats are used incorrectly. Staff will evaluate your car seat and provide education and best practices for keeping your child safe in an automobile.
Diabetes Screening - Screenings are conducted monthly at Senior Citizen clinics and anytime in the office.
Flu Shots - This immunization practice remains the most successful way to assure your body will be resistant to influenza, and if you do show symptoms, they are normally less severe. Call public health unit for an appointment during flu season.
Health Tracks (Child Health Screening) - A variety of services comprise this preventative health program is provided for newborns and individuals up to the age of 21 years old who are enrolled in North Dakota Medicaid. Health assessments include hearing and vision screening, developmental testing, speech evaluation, mental health assessment, dental assessment, orthodontic referral, supportive counseling, immunization status review and update, physical assessment, and more.
Healthy Baby Clinic - This clinic is offered on the second Monday of the month from 3-6 p.m. at the Public Health office. Nurses will weigh and measure your infant, answer questions about infant growth and development, infant feeding and check car seats. Immunizations can also be given if indicated.
Immunization Clinic - The is clinic is offered on the second Tuesday of the month from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or any time by appointment. A number of immunizations, many that are required for school attendance are available for infants and children through the age of 18 years old.
Newborn Home Visits - Ensure the health of the newest addition to your family with these visits to your home.
Preschool Education Programs and Screenings - This program includes hearing, speech, developmental screening, physical assessment, including oral screening for children ages 4-5, starting in April through August. Call for an appointment.
Rapid Inspection - May include ear checks and nursing assessment by appointment.
School Health - Staff will provide hearing screenings, health education and resources for schools including, but not limited to, immunizations, puberty talks, flu shots, and more.
Tobacco Prevention and Screening - Staff provides resources that will aid in the cessation of, and prevention of using, products that contain tobacco. Information is also provided for NDQuits, the state of North Dakota’s tobacco cessation/prevention program.
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program - This program is a federal nutrition program that provides nutrition information, breastfeeding information and support, access to nutritious foods, health screenings and referrals to other services. Call (701) 254-4030 for more information.