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!

 

 

 

The Nursing Division now has the capability to bill your health insurance!  We can bill for these vaccines:

  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B

  • Tdap

  • Pneumococcal

  • High-dose flu shots (for those over 65 years of age)

  • Flu Mist

 

 

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, they perform vision and scoliosis screenings at county schools, perform free head checks for lice, do lead screenings in conjunction with the State Department of Health.  They 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, BSN, PHN, 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 1019. 

 

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 schedules appointments, enters immunization information in the State's CHIRP database, and orders and inventories vaccines and serums.  She can 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, is the newest member of the nursing department team.  She came to work at the health department in September, 2016.  For two years she was a nurse at Harrison County After Hours Care.

 

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

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Where can you get rid of used syringes?
Flu Shots
TB Testing
Information About Head Lice
School Nursing
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Lead Screening
MCH Clinic
Offerings for Low-Income Patients
Birth Control / Pregnancy Testing
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Childhood Immunizations  Use the BACK button on your browser to go back

The Health Department offers FREE immunizations for children (birth through 18 years) by appointment, Monday thru Thursday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  Call (812) 738-3237 to make an appointment.

 

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.

 

(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.  

Flyers and brochures from the CDC about immunizations

 

 

 

Adult Immunizations for Travelers or College Students  

        Call (812) 738-3237, option 1, to make your appointment today.

 

VACCINE DOSES COST

Influenza (flu shot)

1 dose

$20

MMR - Measles / Mumps / Rubella

1 dose

$45

Hepatitis A vaccine

Series of 2 doses

 

Dose #1

Dose #2 = 6 months later

$30 each dose

Hepatitis B vaccine

Series of 3 doses

 

Dose #1 

Dose #2 = 1 month later 

Dose #3 = 4 months after dose #2

$40 each dose

Twinrix - Hepatitis A & B (together)

Series of 3 doses

 

Dose #1

Dose #2 = 2 months later 

Dose #3 = 4 months after dose #2

$65 each dose

Shingles vaccine (Zostavax)

1 dose

$190

Tdap for Travelers - Tetanus / Diptheria / Pertussis

for ages 18 to 64 years

1 dose

$35

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Get rid of used syringes and "sharps"

Many people throughout the county use injectable medication for various medical conditions, including diabetes, allergies, hepatitis, infertility, osteoporosis and cancer, among others.  Public drop boxes for sharps are located in the lobby of the Harrison County Sheriff's office, 1445 Gardner Lane NW, Corydon and at the Milltown Police Department, 212-B Hancock Street, Milltown.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 to make an appointment. 

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Other Communicable Diseases; reporting, follow-up, education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Nursing Services are offered for those schools in the county without corporation nursing staff.  Use the BACK button on your browser to go back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Citizen Screenings for blood pressure are offered at various Senior Citizen sites throughout the county.  Call our office for dates and times.  Use the BACK button on your browser to go back

 

 

 

 

 

Local Health Maintenance Programs for low-income persons in conjunction with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH).  Available services include head lice treatments, mammograms, colposcopies, and chest x-rays and lab work for TB patients.  Use the BACK button on your browser to go back

 

 

 

 

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 to make an appointment.  

 

Information regarding lead abatement and treatment is also available.  Use the BACK button on your browser to go back

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Maternal and Child Health Services (MCH) Program is now located in the same building as the health department; 241 Atwood Street, Corydon.  The MCH Clinic works in conjunction with the Indiana State Department of Health Division of Maternal and Child Health.  They also work closely with WIC (the Women, Infants and Children program), which has moved to 241 Atwood Street also.  

 

Services include prenatal care and referral, pre-conceptual counseling, STD prevention, nutrition, breast self-exams, and birth control.  Persons up to 185% of poverty are eligible.  Yearly PAP smears, breast exams, and physical exams can be arranged for those women whose income qualifies them, and who have no need for other services.   

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Pregnancy Testing and Birth Control --  in cooperation with the MCH clinic, includes referrals as appropriate to prenatal care, WIC, Healthy Baby Programs, Medicaid, and High Risk sites.