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Immunizations (Call to make an appointment)

The Greenlee County Health Department contracts with the Arizona Department of Health Services to provide the full range of childhood and adult immunizations for residents of the county. Must meet financial eligibility.

Communicable Disease Control

This program investigates reported communicable diseases such as Hepatitis A, vaccine preventable diseases such as whooping cough, measles, etc. Consultation provided about disease, prevention and control measures.

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Control Program

This program deals with disease intervention activities to prevent disease transmission through education and by assuring that people who have a treatable STD or those that have been exposed to an STD are, by referral, promptly examined and adequately treated. Testing is free and confidential.

Family Planning Services (Call to make an appointment)

Services are primarily by appointment and include: information and counseling about contraceptive methods, physical examinations and follow-up, contraceptive supplies, diagnosis and treatment of minor gynecological problems, pregnancy testing and referrals to providers for OB/GYN services. Males/Females over the age of 14 years old are provided service on their own consent. Parental consent not needed. Services are confidential. Must meet financial eligibility.

Ryan White Program Early INtervention

The mission of the Ryan White Services is to prevent further transmission of HIV and to increase the quality of life among those already infected through education, prevention and linkage to care. Testing is free and confidential.

Tuberculosis Control Program

Tuberculosis (TB) Control is mandated by Arizona Statute. Greenlee County Tuberculosis program is funded with State and County dollars.

The purpose of TB control is to:

  • Identify and treat individuals with active disease.
  • Identify and locate contacts to active cases, test and treat (prevent spread of disease)
  • Treat and monitor latent TB infection.
  • Provide TB education to the public.

Greenlee County Health Department TB Control operates a clinic five days a week staffed by Public Health Nurses and Physicians with expertise in management of TB disease and TB infection.

Mission Statement

  • To prevent, diagnose, and treat Tuberculosis to all Greenlee County residents.
  • All cases and suspects are treated free of charge.
  • Latent TB infection is treated free of charge.
  • There is no charge to skin test TB contacts or TB suspects.

TB Symptoms

Prolonged cough (duration of three weeks or more), chest pain, coughing up blood, fever, chills, night sweats, weight loss and very tired. Please contact your health care provider or your local County Health Department, if you have these symptoms.

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