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Health District

Satellite Clinics:

  • St. Paul - Oxbow Center
  • Haysi
  • Castlewood
  • Honaker
  • Bluefield
Contact local health department for time and location.

All Health Department Offices are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Closed on Holidays. Satellite clinics have special hours. Evening hour clinics are available in each county. Call the county office to schedule an appointment.

Health Services:
Family Planning: Physical exam, pre-conceptual exam, condoms, birth control methods, and counseling. All services strictly confidential. A sliding scale fee is applied, based on income.

Special Immunizations: Influenza and pneumonia vaccines, information and most immunizations for overseas travel. Call for charges.

AIDS/HIV Testing: Confidential testing and counseling is available at no charge. Information on medication and other assistance available for low income persons.

Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing and Treatment: Testing and treatment done for anyone at no charge; all services strictly confidential.

Tuberculosis: Tuberculin skin test, free in some instances. Chest X-rays, evaluation, monitoring of TB cases and contacts. Drug charges based on income. Communicable Disease investigation, surveillance, and control.

Home Health: Skilled nursing care for qualified homebound patients. A sliding scale fee is applied, based on income.

Blood Pressure Checks, Blood Glucose and Cholesterol Screening: Blood Pressure checks are free; there is a small fee for cholesterol screening and blood glucose determinations.

Pap Smear Clinics: Available to women of all ages, includes a breast examination, education, physical exam, and appropriate referrals for mammography. A sliding scale fee is applied, based on income.

Pregnancy Testing: Pregnancy tests are available upon request. A sliding scale fee is applied, based on income.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program: Nutritional education and counseling, special food vouchers for low-income, at-risk mothers who are pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Babycare: Special help for at risk, Medicaid eligible pregnant mothers to find good health care and services.

Immunizations: State required immunizations for children are available at no charge. No appointment is necessary.

Well Child Clinic: Physical and developmental assessment important for infants and children at regular intervals. Health education for parents. A sliding scale fee is applied, based on income.

School Health Examinations: Examinations needed for school entrance (primary school, college, and special programs). Public health nurses serve as consultants to school nurses and are available for health education. On site school health clinics are available as schools request.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program: Nutritional education and counseling, special food vouchers for children under five years, at risk and in low-income families.

Comprehensive Health Investment Project (CHIP): Special assistance to low-income young children and their parents in utilizing health care and other needed community services.

Case Management: Special assistance to access community services for Medicaid pregnant women and babies at risk of poor health, through Baby Care or on a sliding fee scale for non Medicaid eligible families.

Dental Services: Routine and emergency dental care with emphasis on prevention, provided for eligible children. Target group is school aged children. Adult care may be available on an emergency basis. Charges vary according to services.

Lead Screening: Risk screening and blood analysis available for children to check for toxic levels of lead in blood. Screening is free. Charges for analysis based on lab fee.

Newborn Screening for Metabolic Disorders: Performed for babies not tested in the hospital or needing retesting. Usually done in hospital nursery. No charge in most cases.

Sickle Cell Screening: This is part of the newborn screen. It is available for others when indicated due to anemia or other conditions.

Every Woman's Life:> We offer screening services for breast and cervical cancer for eligible women 50 to 64 years of age. This is part of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. To be eligible women must: Have incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, be uninsured, or underinsured, be a legal resident with Virginia as her primary residence. For more information, call your local health department or Anna Harris, coordinator at (540) 889-7621.

Child Specialty Service Clinics: Specialty clinics available upon referral for children needing evaluation and follow-up in the following areas: orthopedics, hearing impairment, eye imbalance, neurology, cardiology, diabetes, urology, pediatric surgery, hemophilia, cystic fibrosis. A sliding scale fee is applied, based on income.

Environmental Health Services:
Sewage Disposal Systems: Applications, permits, and onsite evaluations for sewage disposal systems are processed. Fee is $75.

Well Inspections and Permits: Applications and evaluations for private wells are processed. Fee is $40. Referrals for other water problems.

Restaurant Permits and Inspections: Routine food establishment inspections as required by state law, including temporary and permanent establishments.

Rabies Control: Information and follow-up of possible human exposure to rabies. Consultation with health care providers and assistance in appropriate post exposure treatment available.

Radon Detection Information: Information on radon, radon detection, and radon prevention.

Health Education:
A health educator is available to help with community health education, promotion, screenings, worksite programs, health counseling, coalition building for health, and grants. Upon agreement with local schools and colleges, the local health departments assist students in gaining clinical experience needed to fulfill their course requirements.

Vital Statistics:
Document Copies - Certified copies of death certificates are issued locally upon appropriate request. Charge is $8 per copy.

Statistical Information - The latest information on state and county births, pregnancies, reportable diseases, and deaths.

Other Information:
John J. Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Acting Director, Lenowisco Health District
Director, Cumberland Plateau Health District

The Tazewell County Health Department receives guidance from the Tazewell County Health Service Advisory Board. The advisory board consists of the following members:

  • Martha Lambert
  • Mary S. Hawkins
  • Connie Pruitt
  • Dr. Louis Tepoel
  • Donna Chapman
  • Tina Cox
  • Regina Sayers
  • Janice Keene

Last Updated: 12-09-2014

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