241 Atwood Street, Suite 105      Corydon, Indiana  47112     Phone  (812) 738-3237, option 1     ** Note new Fax  (812) 738-8782**     Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM


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FREE LEAD SCREENING NOW OFFERED for all children over 6 months of age

 

High lead levels can cause many serious health problems in children, including damage to the brain, liver, kidneys and reproductive system.  

 

Keep your child safe -- have a FREE lead screening done!

 

For more information, visit the CDC's Lead page and Indiana's Lead and Healthy Homes page

 

 

 

The Nursing Division can now bill most health insurances for these vaccines:

 

Dtap Influenza
HIB Meningicoccal
IPV Pneumococcal
Hepatitis A Rotavirus
Hepatitis B Shingles
HPV Tdap / TD
MMR High dose flu shots (for those over 65 years of age)
Varicella

 

 

Childhood Immunizations

Some of the duties of the nursing department:  

In addition to free shots for babies, children and adolescents, the nurses offer free blood pressure screenings at local senior citizen centers, perform vision and scoliosis screenings at county schools, perform free head checks for lice, and do lead screenings in conjunction with the State Department of Health.  They also offer adult immunizations (unfortunately, these are not free.  See the chart below for pricing).  Seasonally they offer flu shot clinics, sometimes in conjunction with the Harrison County Hospital.  Often at the start of the school year they will offer shot clinics at the schools.    

 

 

 

Carrie Herthel, RN, MSN, is the head of our nursing staff as of July, 2016.  She was at the health department for a few years, then left while her children were small.  She came back in November, 2014, and we are so happy she has returned!  Miss Carrie loves children, which makes her especially caring with her young patients.  She gently explains about the "pinch" they will receive, and makes certain they get their favorite flavor of sucker afterwards.  

 

Carrie can be reached at 812-738-3237, extension 1014. 

 

Theresa Buechele, CMA, is the nursing clerk / scheduler.  She started at the health department at the end of June, 2010.  She has worked in the medical profession since 1984.  Past employment includes two years at the Main Street Medical Ministry in New Middletown.  For twelve years before that she worked as Clinical Manager for Dr. John Farmer in Louisville.  Teresa is the head of the lead testing service, she schedules appointments, enters immunization information in the State's CHIRP database, and orders and inventories vaccines and serums.  

 

She can perform lead screenings, provide you with a copy of your child's shot record, read TB tests, and even give "pinches" in a pinch!

 

Theresa can be reached at 812-738-3237, extension 1017.   

 

 

Anna Jones, RN, came to the health department in September, 2016.  For two years prior, she was a nurse at Harrison County After Hours Care.

 

Anna can be reached at 812-738-3237, extension 1020.

 

Samantha McCarty, RN, is the newest addition to our nursing team.  She is our Home Health Nurse, and came to the Health Department in 2017.  Sam's duties include   

  

Fee Schedule
Immunization Charts
Adult Immunizations
Whooping Cough
Where can you get rid of unwanted medications?
Flu Shots
TB Testing
Hepatitis A in Indiana
Information About Head Lice
Immunization Clinics
Senior Citizen Programs
Lead Screening
CPR Training
Smoking Cessation
MCH Clinic
Offerings for Low-Income Patients
Antimicrobial Resistance
Indiana Reportable Communicable Diseases
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

  

Childhood Immunizations

The Health Department provides immunizations at NO COST for children who are on Medicaid, who are uninsured, underinsured, or an American Indian/Alaskan native.  We can also bill most insurance companies for childhood immunizations.  We administer vaccines for children (birth through 18 years) by appointment, Monday thru Thursday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  Call (812) 738-3237 to make an appointment.  Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  

 

Any shot received at the health department is recorded in the Children & Hoosiers Immunization Registry Program (CHIRP).  Doctor's offices have access to CHIRP, and so do all Indiana county health departments.  Any immunization received at any Indiana county health department is on the CHIRP database, which is accessible to qualified personnel from the internet at any time.      

 

NOTE:  To bring a child for immunizations, you must be their parent or legal guardian.  If you are not (if you are a step-parent, grandparent, babysitter, or other relative), you MUST bring a note signed by the parent or guardian stating that it is okay for you to bring the child for their immunizations.  

Also bring an updated copy of the child's shot record and an insurance card for those who are insured.

 

(ages 0-6 yrs., 7-18 yrs., and catch-up doses)

Immunization Scheduler

 

This handy tool creates an immunization schedule for your child based on his/her birth date.  

Information from the CDC about immunizations

 

 

 

Adult Immunizations for Travelers or College Students  

        Most vaccines are available at NO COST for uninsured or under-insured adults through our 317 Program.  Call (812) 738-3237, option 1, to make your appointment today.  

 

VACCINE

Influenza (flu shot)

MMR - Measles / Mumps / Rubella

Hepatitis A vaccine

Hepatitis B vaccine

TD (tetanus)

Twinrix - Hepatitis A & B (together)

Shingles vaccine (Shingarix)

Tdap for Travelers - Tetanus / Diptheria / Pertussis

for ages 18 to 64 years

 


      

Tuberculosis Testing, surveillance, education, and medication.  TB tests are required by many companies as a condition of employment.  The Health Department offers the Mantoux TB skin test by appointment for $6.00.  You must return two or three days after receiving the test to have it read and the results recorded.  Call 812-738-3237, Option 1, to make an appointment. 

Whooping cough (pertussis) is on the rise in Indiana!  Pertussis is a bacterial illness transmitted by nose or throat droplets.  Infants can experience serious illness with poor feeding, weight loss, slowed or stopped breathing, pneumonia, seizures or death.

 

ENSURE YOUR VACCINES ARE UP TO DATE!

Practice good cough etiquette and good hand washing practices.

Anyone caring for young children should make sure they are fully immunized against pertussis to prevent spreading this potentially life-threatening illness.

CALL 812-738-3237, Option 1, to make an appointment for your pertussis vaccine!

 

Visit the CDC for more information

 

Get rid of unwanted medications

 

Drop off your expired, unused or unwanted medications any time.

 

Medications that remain in home medicine cabinets are highly susceptible to misuse and abuse.  Clean out your medicine cabinet today!

 

Public drop boxes for unwanted medications are located: 

  • in the lobby of the Harrison County Sheriff's office, 1445 Gardner Lane NW, Corydon 

  • at the Milltown Police Department, 212-B Hancock Street, Milltown

Law Enforcement is partnered with the Harrison County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

Immunization clinics are offered at your site.  Our nurses will come vaccinate your staff, students, etc.  Call 812-738-3237, Option 1 for more information. 

Senior Citizen Screenings for blood pressure are offered at various Senior Citizen sites throughout the county.  Call our office, 812-738-3237, Option 1, for dates and times.

Lead Screening   Babies put so many things directly in their mouths, and some things may not be too safe.  High lead levels can cause damage to their brain, kidneys, liver, and reproductive organs, among others.  

Have your child screened for lead.  The test is FREE!  Call our office at 812-738-3237, Option 1, to make an appointment.  

 

Information regarding lead abatement and treatment is also available.

 

CPR Training is available through the American Heart Association.  Classes can be held at the health department or we can come to your site. 

Contact us at 812-738-3237, Option 1, for more information or to schedule it.