General Health Services
- Diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common family illnesses such as strep throat, bladder infections, pink eye, and infections of the ears, nose and throat
- Treat minor wounds, abrasions, joint sprains, and skin conditions such as poison ivy, ringworm, lice and acne
- Provide a wide range of wellness services including TB testing, and lifestyle programs such as smoking cessation and diabetes prevention program
- Provide care to adults and children 18 months and older for most services
A gynecological exam and method of birth control are provided to teens and adult women. The health department offers birth control pills, Depo Provera, Implanon, Mirena and Paraguard IUDs, condoms, Emergency Contraception or Plan B, and diaphragms. A sliding fee scale is applied to all eligible patients and we also accept Medicaid. The clinic is staffed by a female Nurse Practitioner and public health nurses. All services are confidential.
A special 38-item blood chemistry profile is available for $30. Other lab services can be provided with a physician's order. Chemical and bacteriological watering testing are available for test.
Immunizations are available for adults. Fees are charged for some of these vaccines. Walk-ins are welcome. TB skin tests are available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays.
This program provides assistance to residents in applying for medications from pharmaceutical assistance programs. There is an $8 fee per prescription per refill up to a maximum of five prescriptions. Out-of-county residents will be charged a fee of $10 per prescription per refill regardless of the number of prescriptions.
Health education is provided to individuals, community organizations and schools within Cherokee County. The health educators promote healthful lifestyles in social and physical environments.
Communicable Disease & STD Management
Case management and medication therapy are provided for tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases. This program's goal is to protect the community from communicable disease. Education on infectious disease is provided on a one-on-one basis.
Free HIV Testing
HIV Testing is available at the Health Department Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00p.m. through 5:00p.m. There is no charge for HIV testing and no appointment is necessary. HIV results are available approximately 14 days after testing. We also offer HIV testing with a faster test result for a fee.