Public Health

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Carbon County Public Health’s mission is to promote, uphold, and enhance the overall health and well-being of Carbon County for the benefit of current and future generations.

As a dedicated service to the community, we strive to ensure the people of Carbon County have a safe, private, and qualified place to meet their individualized health needs. With a fully dedicated and well- educated staff, Carbon County Public Health offers both direct and population based public health nursing functions.

Do you need services from Public Health? 

Call us at 307-328-2607. You can also fill out this google form and we will contact you back: Carbon County Public Health Contact Request Form

Please visit us on our facebook page!

**Carbon County Public Health- Rawlins Office** MOVE UPDATE**

Our move occured last week. We will continue to offer services by appointment during this time. Call 307-328-2607 with any questions or to schedule services. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this temporary transition to 812 E Murray St, while the Carbon Building office is renovated.  Our mailing address will stay the same, PO Box 1013.

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Reproductive Health Services

Shandra Shepard FNP will be at Carbon County Public Health for Reproductive Health services in our office every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. Call 307-328-2607 to get on the schedule. She is also able to offer Well Child checks these days as well. 

Carbon County Public Health offers a variety of Reproductive Health Services.  Birth Control available at low cost with a prescription.  If you would like a prescription for birth control we can make you an appointment!! Pregnancy testing, and general visits. 

Call 307-328-2607 for an appointment with Shandra or if you would like to speak with a nurse about your Reproductive Health!!

Eight Basic Public Health Nursing Functions

  1. Maternal and Child Health - Nurses provide an array of services to pregnant and post-partum moms and children, including Healthy Babies Home Visitation Program and Children’s Special health case management services.
  2. Nursing Home and Medicaid Long- term waiver Pre-admission Eligibility (LT101) - Public Health Nurses assess a client’s functional level of appropriate placement in a nursing home, an assisted living facility, or if they can live safely in their home.
  3. Chronic Disease prevention, Education and Management - This function includes adult health clinics and in some cases, limited home services providing direct prevention and monitoring.
  4. Communicable Disease Prevention - This function includes:
    1. HIV case-management
    2. Immunizations
    3. Infectious disease follow-up and investigation
    4. Sexually transmitted infection/ HIV/ viral hepatitis screening, testing, and follow-up
    5. Tuberculosis screening, testing and follow-up
  5. Public Health Emergency Preparedness - Ensures that public health staff are knowledgeable and prepared to respond to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies
  6. Community Health Assessment and Planning - Public Health Nurses work with county hospitals and other stakeholders to identify barriers to the health and well-being of its residents and to implement a community health improvement plan.
  7. Public Information and Education - Public Health Nurses provide classes and educational opportunities to the general public on a myriad of public health topics and issues.
  8. Environmental Health Issues - Public Health Nurses work with local agencies to investigate issues which may be harmful to the county’s citizens and provide follow-up support and education when possible.

Wyoming Department of Health Website

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