180 S. Main St., Ste. 252, Martinsville, IN 46151

765-342-6621, Fax: 765-342-1062 morgancohd@morgancountyhealth.com

Clinic Services

Nursing Services

All clinics are by appointment only. Please call 765-342-6621. Child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (in possession of court papers to show custody) if child is under 18 years of age. Records of previous immunizations must be provided on the first visit.  Please see additional information on each subject below.

Immunization Clinic on Tuesdays in Martinsville, by appointment only

Well Child Clinic on Thursdays in Martinsville, by appointment only

Head Start Physicals

Free blood pressure screening at Senior Centers monthly

Limited home visits- upon referral

TB Testing

TB Control- dispensing medications as prescribed and follow-up

Health Education

Hemoglobin levels- children only

Lead Screening- children only

Blood Pressure Screening

SIDS follow-up

Cholesterol and Blood Sugar Screening

Freedom from Smoking- Smoking Cessation Classes

Influenza (Flu) Vaccines- Seasonally

Epidemiology

Head Lice Program

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Classes

Travel Information

 

Nursing Division

The Morgan County Health Department (MCHD) Nursing Division is open Monday through Friday from 8am -12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm.  The office is closed for all government holidays.

The Nursing Division currently employees two full-time nurses and three part-time nurses to provide the following community services.

 

Immunizations

The MCHD offers vaccines in accordance with guidelines of the Center for Disease Control and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.  The clinics are by appointment and are held on Tuesdays in Martinsville from 9 am – 2:30 pm. Walk-in services are available if time permits.

Immunizations are available for children from 2 months through 18 years of age.  A parent or legal guardian must accompany any child between the ages of 2 months through 17 years on each visit.  If the parent/guardian is unable to come, a signed and dated note must accompany another adult authorizing the administration of vaccinations.  A current shot record must be brought in for the visit or shots will not be administered.

The tetanus vaccine is the only immunization available to adults on a regular basis at this time.

 

Well-Child Clinic

The well-child clinics are by appointment only and are held in Martinsville on Thursdays for children ages 2 months through 5 years of age.  The first visit is with a licensed pediatrician and all visits follow the growth and development guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Copies of the well-child clinic record are sent to the child’s current provider, therefore, a signed doctor’s note acknowledging these services is preferred.

Head Start physicals may be provided during well-child clinics.  Anyone failing to make the scheduled appointment will need to be seen by a family physician.  The physical will not be rescheduled at this facility.

Fees for services are listed on the Fee Schedule.

 

Blood Pressures

Free screenings are available at the health department on a walk-in basis, as time permits.  Blood pressure clinics are currently available once each month at the Martinsville, Mooresville, and Morgantown Senior Citizen Centers.

 

Tuberculosis (TB) Testing

Mantoux TB skin tests are available by appointment to individuals from four years of age through adult on Mondays from 8-9 am or 2-3:30 pm and on Fridays from 8-10 am or 2-3:30 pm. Each person receiving a TB test must be available to return to the clinic to have the site checked on Thursday (if administered on Monday) or Monday (if administered on Friday).  The client must return on the appointed day for the results or the test will be invalid.  The fee must be paid before the test is administered.  See Fee Schedule.  Current policy states that this health department does not read TB skin tests performed at other facilities.

The following individuals should be screened for TB:

Close contacts of persons known or suspected to have TB (e.g. sharing the same household or other enclosed environments)

Persons infected with HIV

Persons with certain conditions known to increase the risk for disease if infection occurs

Persons who inject illicit drugs

Residents and employees of high-risk congregate settings (e.g. nursing homes, correctional facilities, mental institutions, other long-term care facilities, and homeless shelters)

Healthcare workers serving high-risk clients

Persons born outside the US and Canada, including children.  Prior vaccination with BCG is not a contraindication for testing, nor does it affect the treatment protocol

Infants, children, and adolescents exposed to adults in high-risk categories

Locally defined high prevalence groups (substance abusers, migrant workers, the homeless)

 

TB tests are required for the following jobs and/or schools:

Employees of licensed child care facilities

College Students

Foster parents/families

Community Corrections (Work Release)

Healthcare personnel

Please call our office at (765) 342-6621 if you have any questions.

 

Cholesterol and Glucose Screening

Cholesterol and blood sugar screenings are available by appointment on the 4th Friday of each month from 8:30 – 10:30 am.  The cost is available on the Fee Schedule and results are available in five minutes.  Do not eat or drink anything other than water or black coffee after midnight the night before testing.

 

Lead and Hemoglobin Screening

Lead and hemoglobin screenings are available by appointment or in conjunction with Well-Child Clinic visits.  The lead screening is free and results are available in 2-4 weeks.  Results are available immediately after hemoglobin screening.  Testing for both lead and hemoglobin require a finger- or toe-stick (capillary) specimen. Screening is recommended for 1 and 2 year olds or other children or adults at high risk (e.g. working with lead-based paint, stained glass windows, or the smelting process).

Fees for services are listed on the Fee Schedule.

 

Epidemiology

Education, tracking, and follow-up of communicable diseases are mandatory in accordance with the Indiana State Department of Health.  The nursing division contacts individuals or the parents of children involved in communicable disease cases.  Personal information is kept confidential and most interviews will be completed by telephone.

 

Head Lice Program

Screening for head lice is available by appointment only.  Do not bring anyone with head lice into the clinic without prior approval.  A non-toxic shampoo that is safe for everyone is available to families meeting financial restrictions.  This assistance is only available once a year per family and only as funding allows.

Fees for lice shampoos and combs are available on the Fee Schedule.

 

Influenza (Flu) Vaccinations

The flu vaccine is normally available by appointment beginning mid-October until supplies are depleted.  The current fees are available on the Fee Schedule.

 

Freedom from Smoking

This program is only available by appointment for adults 18 years and older.  There is a $20 registration fee for all classes in the series.  The program is based on the American Lung Association curriculum and is offered quarterly at sites in Martinsville and Mooresville.  The facilitator provides workbooks, strategies, contacts, and motivation to aid in the success of the participant.

 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

CPR training is available by appointment and is held on the 4th Monday of each month.  The training booklet must be purchased at the health department, in advance.

Fees are available on the Fee Schedule.

 

Travel Information

Travel vaccines are not available at this health department.  However, information is available regarding requirements and recommendations for travel outside the United States.  State Department advisories, health warnings, and other important information may be obtained from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for Traveler’s Health. Information on available locations for travel immunizations may be obtained through the Indiana State Department of Health and the Morgan County Health Department.  Appointments may be scheduled through: IU Med Center (317) 278-6161, IU Health Center (812) 855-4055, Southern Indiana Pediatrics (812) 333-1616, St. Francis Traveler’s Health Center (317) 788-9887 or call for listings on a variety of other travel clinic locations.

Check the CDC website for more information.