Pregnancy tests / Temporary Medicaid
STD / HIV Testing
Communicable disease follow up
Breast / Cervical Cancer screening
Services Requiring Fees:
Tuberculosis skin tests and follow up
Vital records (birth after 1920 / death after 1980)
Please call the Health Department with any questions or to make an appointment for one of these services.
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The Jasper County Health Department provides immunizations free of charge to those residents of Jasper County who live outside the city limits of Joplin. Children’s immunizations ( 2 months of age through the age of 18)are provided by appointment to children who meet VFC (Vaccines for Children) criteria
or are uninsured.
Adult immunization clinics are done by appointment.
STD / HIV TESTING
Please call for information.
SHOW ME HEALTHY WOMEN
The Show Me Healthy Women program is a joint program of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which provides low-income, uninsured, and underserved women access to timely, high-quality screening and diagnostic services, to detect breast and cervical cancer at the earliest stages. You may qualify if you meet the age requirements and income guidelines as outlined by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The Jasper County Health Department provides this clinic free of charge to those women who are Missouri residents. Those Missouri residents that have the Show Me Healthy Women program available in their county of residency must seek service in the county in which they reside.
PREGNANCY TESTS/PRENATAL CASE MANAGEMENT/
TEMPORARY MEDICAID FOR PREGNANCY
Urine pregnancy tests are provided by appointment. The Jasper County Health Department will refer clients who present with a negative test for follow-up care.
To qualify for pregnancy testing the woman must be a resident of Jasper County, outside the city limits of Joplin, and provide proof of residency and a current ID (i.e. driver’s license). If the client qualifies for Missouri Health Net Services, then temporary Medicaid for pregnant women will be issued to the client at that time.
CONTROL AND SURVEILLANCE
The Communicable Disease Control Program protects the health of the community by working to prevent the spread of diseases. Our staff follow-up on communicable disease reports from medical providers and laboratories in the community. The goal is to identify the source of a disease or outbreak and prevent further spread of illness through assuring appropriate medical assessment and treatment of patients and their contacts.
Communicable Disease Surveillance enhances control efforts and determines the incidence and prevalence of diseases.
For information on a specific disease or illness, follow the link to http://www.cdc.gov/DiseasesConditions.
Tuberculosis is a communicable disease caused by bacteria. It is spread from person to person by respiratory droplets. Our staff works to treat clients with latent tuberculosis infection and clients with tuberculosis disease.
Tuberculin skin testing for employment, school, immigration, and medical referral is done by appointments. Contact (417) 358-3111 for further information, current fees, or to schedule