Rooks County Health Department and Home Health Agency Services
Childhood and Adult Immunizations
All children need protection against Polio, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, HIB, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella ,Chickenpox, Prevnar, Hep A and Hepatitis B. Some diseases may require a series of vaccinations, while others may require only one. Ask about our Vaccines for Children program to qualify for reduced price vaccinations.
Vaccines for Tetanus and Hepatitis B and A, Zostavax and seasonal Flu and Pneumonia are available for adults. Tuberculin skin tests are available. Menomune vaccines are available for College students living in dorms. Gardasil for girls age 9-26 is also available.
Outreach clinics are held the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Plainville Senior Center Mealsite, and the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Palco Senior Center Mealsite.
Free Blood Pressure Clinics
Blood pressure checks are available at the Health Dept. daily. This is done as early intervention screening and clients are referred to their physicians if readings are not within the normal range. Outreach clinics are available each month on the 1st Wednesday at the Plainville Senior Center , the 2nd Wednesday at the Palco Senior Center, and the 3rd Thursday at the Stockton Senior Center.
Child Care Licensing and Information
Our child care licensing worker provides information packets and assistance to registered and licensed child care providers. For those who need child care, a list of the county’s child care providers in good standing is available on request.
Women’s Health and Contraceptives
Each month, a pap clinic is held at the Health Dept. by appointment only. Birth control pills and Depo-Provera are available for those who have had an annual pap and breast exam. Cost is based on income. Pregnancy tests and testing for STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) and counseling/referrals are also available. All services are confidential regardless of age, and a sliding fee scale is applied so that charges are based on ability to pay.
Uninsured women over 40 may be eligible for free pap smears and women over 50 may be eligible for free mammograms. Further information available by calling 785-425-7352.
Child Health Assessments
Physicals that are required for day care and privately operated preschools can be performed by our assessment-certified registered nurses. Also a pre-admission physical is required for any child under 9 years of age who is entering the Kansas school system for the first time.
Kan Be Healthy screenings for Medicaid and Healthwave recipients are performed by our registered nurses. Those enrolled in Health Connect may need a referral from their primary physicians for the screenings.
Nurses will give injections of a client’s prescribed medication with a physician’s order. These include special travel vaccines, B 12, and hormone injections. Allergy shots will not be given due to potential adverse reactions.
Blood Drawing Services
Cholesterol , Tryglicerides, and Glucose (blood sugar) screening can be done by our registered nurses without a doctor’s order. Fasting is required for at least 8 hours before the blood is drawn. Results are usually available the following day.
All other blood draws must have a doctor’s order. A $7 charge applies to all draws done in the office and billed to Medicare or other insurance. This charge can be billed to most insurance plans. Non insured clients obtaining a draw at special public health rates must pay for services at the time of the draw.
Vision and Hearing Tests
Vision testing is performed with the HOTV and Snellan wall chart for determining near or far sightedness. Color blindness anand muscle balance can also be tested.
Two hearing tests are available: a tympanogram, which checks middle ear pressure, and audiogram, which is a decimal tone test.
WIC : Women, Infants & Children
WIC is a USDA sponsored food supplement program for pregnant or breastfeeding women and children under 5 years old. Qualifications are certain income guidelines and a recognized need for better nutrition
Healthy Start Program
Our trained health start visitor calls on every newborn in Rooks County with information on available programs and infant health concerns.
Home Health Services
Our staff nurses can perform in home medical services for clients of all ages.
Home Health Aide visits are available can be ordered to assist with personal care, ambulation, exercise and household services essential to health care at home. Physical therapy is available.
Senior Care Act and Home Community Based Services
Housekeeping services such as light cleaning, laundry, and meal preparation or personal care services such as bathing or dressing are provided. This program is administered by the Health Dept. but is ordered by the Northwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging. Call 1 800-432 7422 for more information.
Maternal & Infant Care Program
This program provides nutrition and health education, counseling, and financial assistance for physician fees, lab work, sonograms, and mileage expenses for prenatal care to income qualified pregnant women.
Home Health Equipment Loan Program
Car Seat and Breast Pump Rental
In conjunction with the VFW, home health equipment such as walkers, toilet risers, crutches, commodes, wheelchairs and shower chairs are available with a fee of $5.00 for use by anyone in Rooks County.
Breast pumps can be rented for as long as needed. Car seats are for sale on a sliding fee scale.
Height/ Weight: Calibrated scales are available for infants, children and adults.
Urine Analysis: Basic check of a urine sample for sugar, protein, PH & blood.
Hemoglobin: A blood drop is obtained by a finger stick and is tested for anemia.
Blood Sugar: A basic glucose test is performed on a drop of blood obtained by a finger stick , checking for hyper (high) or hypo (low) glycemia
Colon Cancer Screening: A kit is provided for clients to take home and return to the office for testing.
Informational Books and Videos: Check our video library for helpful information on various general health issues.
(as of 1/2014)
|PUBLIC HEALTH VISIT||$10.00|
|DRESSING CHANGE||Supplies + $10/15 min.|
|INJECTION (Client provides medication)||$10.00|
|IN- HOME VACCINATION||$10.00|
|BREAST PUMP RENTAL||Manual $20.00/Elect. Pump $10.00-Kit $16.75; Hosp.Dep. $100.00, Kit $31.50|
|CARSEAT DISTRIBUTION||based on income|
|PRESCHOOL PHYSICAL (private preschool)||$20.00|
|SCHOOL PHYSICAL (pre-admission)||$30.00|
|BABY SITTING PHYSICAL||$20.00|
|PAP EXAM/CONTRACEPTIVES||based on income|
|BLOOD DRAW (Doctor ordered)||per lab charge|
|BLOOD DRAWING FEE||$7.00|
|BLOOD DRAWING FEE NO APPOINTMENT||$17.00|
|BLOOD DRAW OTHER DOCTOR NO STICK||$7.00|
|GLUCOSE (finger stick)||$10.00|
|HEMOGLOBIN (finger stick)||$10.00|
|TESTS FOR SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES||per lab charge|
|LIPID PANEL (cholesterol, tryglycerides, HDL & LDL)||$15.00|
|GLUCOSE (BLOOD DRAW)||$15.00|
|VACCINATIONS:||Insurance Price/Cash Price|
|STATE IMMUNIZATIONS (per injection)||$15.00|
|FLU SHOTS (HR-$55.00)(Flumist $40.00 ins.$35 cash)||per mfg. price $40.00 $25.00|
|PNEUMOCOCCAL SHOTS||per mfg. price $110.00 $100.00|
|DTAP||per mfg. price $40.00 $35.00|
|HEPATITIS A – ADULT||per mfg. price $70.00 $65.00|
|HEPATITIS A – CHILD||per mfg. price $45.00 $40.00|
|HEPATITIS B – ADULT||per mfg. price $60.00 $55.00|
|HEPATITIS B – CHILD||per mfg. price $35.00 $30.00|
|HIB||per mfg. price $40.00 $35.00|
|HPV||per mfg. price $215.00 $210.00|
|IPV||per mfg. price $45.00 $40.00|
|KINRIX (DTaP-IPV)||per mfg. price $60.00 $55.00|
|MENINGOCOCCAL||per mfg. price $120.00 $115.00|
|MMR||per mfg. price $75.00 $60.00|
|PEDIARIX (DTaP-HepB-IPV)||per mfg. price $80.00 $75.00|
|PENTACEL (DTaP-HIB-IPV)||per mfg. price $100.00 $95.00|
|PREVNAR||per mfg. price $180.00 $175.00|
|PROQUAD||per mfg. price $215.00 $210.00|
|ROTAVIRUS||per mfg. price $120.00 $115.00|
|TD||per mfg. price $40.00 $35.00|
|TDAP||per mfg. price $55.00 $50.00|
|TUBERCULIN SKIN TEST (General Public)||$15.00|
|TWINRIX||per mfg. price $75.00 $70.00|
|VARICELLA||per mfg. price $110.00 $105.00|
|ZOSTAVAX||per mfg. price $220.00 $215.00|
* Note – Immunization prices are subject to change
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