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The Iron County Wisconsin Health Department is here to serve the residents of Iron County Wisconsin by protecting health, protecting the enviroment.

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ANNUAL COMMUNITY FLU CLINIC

Iron County Health Department along with Western U.P Health Department, Aspirus Grandview Hospital,GCC Students Nurses are doing the annual  flu clinic

WHERE: Gogebic Community College

Lindquist Gymnasium

WHEN: October 11, 2014

TIME: 9-11 AM

  • FAST, EASY, with minimal waiting.
  • Drive-Up Service available. Follow Signs!
  • $25, no charge with current Medicare or Michigan Medicaid.
  • Please wear short sleeve clothing for convenience.
  • Vaccinations available for ALL ages.

NEW THIS YEAR: Free Blood Pressure after you have your flu shot.

Sponsored by:

Western U.P Health Department

Iron County Health Department

Aspirus Grand View Hospital

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Press Release: August 1, 2014

FREE Diabetes Screening Offered in August

The Iron County Health Department in conjunction with the Relic Riders will be offering free diabetic screening during the month of August.  The Relic Riders hold a Memorial Vintage Ride every year.  This year the group raised $1,084 and donated it to the health department for diabetes awareness in honor of vintage rider, Dan Tomlanovich.

The free screen includes a diabetes risk test, HgbA1c, glucose, BP and BMI.  If participants are found to have an increased risk or elevated blood sugar levels they will be given information about diabetes and a referral to their health care provider for follow up care.

According to the 2011 Iron County Burden of Diabetes report, people with pre-diabetes have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.  In Iron County, an estimated 1,750 people aged 20 years and older have pre-diabetes.  The cost of diabetes in Iron County adults is staggering.  In 2009 for Iron County, direct costs were estimated at $6.2 million dollars.  According to health officer, Zona Wick, "We want people to take control and self-manage their diabetes.  With this generous donation of financial support we can offer testing and information."

Free screenings will be offered on August 6th from 8:30 to noon at the Iron County Health Department and in Mercer during Loon Days by Karen Lauer, Mercer Health and Wellness.  On August 20th from 8:00 to 10:00 am at the Iron County Health Department, on August 20th from 8:00 to 10:00 am at the Iron County Health Department, and on August 27th from 10:00 to 11:00 in Springstead at the Town Hall.   No appointment is necessary.

"Thanks to the Relic Riders we can offer people in the community this great opportunity to screen for this prevalent disease and assure they receive follow up health care." said Wick.  Questions can be directed to the health department at 715-561-2191.


A1C Testing Available

The Iron County Health Department with the help from the Relic Riders Dan Tomlanovich Memorial fund, will be offering free A1C testing during the month of August.

The following dates and times are available for screening and education:

Wednesdays, Aug.20, 8-10 a.m, Health Department Hurley

Wednesday, August 27, 10-11 a.m  Springstead Hall.

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"NEW " Iron County Foot Care

Monthy Clinics will be held in Mercer and Hurley.

Please call the Iron County Health Department

at 715-561-2191 or 1-715-888-561-2191.

 

Changes for Local Health Departments

The Wisconsin Immunization Program was not granted an extension by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on the implementation of the 317 vaccine policy change that prevents the use of federally funded vaccine to immunize individuals whose insurance covers the cost of vaccine. Beginning October 1, 2012, individuals whose insurance covers immunizations will not be able to be immunized with state supplied vaccine (i.e., federally purchased 317 vaccine), even if the insurance includes a high deductible or co-pay, or the plan's deductible has not been met,  at local health departments.

Making sure that children of all ages receive all their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things that can be done to ensure children's long-term health-as well as the health of friends, classmates, and others in the community. Immunization is the best way to protect children from 16 potentially harmful, sometimes deadly, diseases. Children in Wisconsin are required to be vaccinated against diseases like measles and whooping cough before they can enter school.

We encourage parents to make sure that their children are up-to-date on their immunizations and to bring them in now if they need vaccines. Parents can check the immunization status of their child by contacting the Iron County Health Department, your health care provider, or look up your child's immunization record in the Wisconsin Immunization Registry at https://www.dhfswir.org.

Parents should be aware that beginning October 1, 2012, children whose insurance covers immunizations will not be able to receive vaccines at the Iron County Health Department. They will need to visit their primary health care provider for their immunizations and we encourage parents to plan ahead to ensure their children are fully vaccinated during this back-to-school time. If you are unable to secure an appointment with your health care provider, you may still bring them in to your local health department before October 1, 2012 to receive needed immunizations.

Uninsured children and those eligible (Badger Care) for the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program can continue to receive their immunizations at their local health department or from a private health care provider.

If parents have questions regarding this change, please call the Iron County Health Department at 715-561-2191.

 

 

Office Information

Department Head: Zona Wick
Address:
502 Copper Street
Suite 2
Hurley, WI 54534
Phone: 715-561-2191
Toll Free: 888-561-2191
Fax: 715-561-2836
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
   

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