Friday, April 17, 2015

Health Dept. Offering Diabetes Class, Mobile Clinics

KANAB, UT The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) will be offering a free diabetes management course for residents of Kane County, consisting of nine one-hour classes designed  to help people with diabetes successfully meet the challenges of this disease. Spouses are welcome.

The first class meets on Wednesday, May 13th (7:00pm) at the health department (445 N. Main, Kanab). Register by calling Lori McGuire, RN (435-644-2537).

The SWUPHD has also released a schedule for its annual mobile clinic, a program which provides public health services to residents of outlying towns in Kane County. Free services include health education and presentations, blood pressure checks, body mass/composition, glucose, hemoglobin (iron), Tdap (whooping cough) vaccine for uninsured adults age 19+, and follow up visits for WIC clients.

A variety of vaccinations will also be offered at no charge with many insurances, or self-pay, or discounted at $20.50 per vaccine for uninsured children. Birth certificates can be printed at $20/copy, death certificates for $18.

Bullfrog: Wednesday, April 29, 6pm @ Lake Powell School, FREE BBQ
          (No WIC services available at this event)
Alton: 1st Wednesday of every month, 4-5:30pm @ LDS Church
          May 6th: FREE BBQ
Big Water: 2nd Tuesday of every month, 3-4:30pm @ Town Hall
          May 12: FREE BBQ
Orderville: 3rd Wednesday of every month, 4:30-6pm @LDS Church
          May 20: FREE BBQ
Duck Creek: 1st Wednesday of every month, 2-3:30pm @ Dance Hall
          June 3: FREE BBQ
Call 435-644-2537 with any questions

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