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Programs that protect the public health through comprehensive efforts to track the incidence and distribution of disease in the population and prevent, control and eradicate vaccine-preventable diseases, vector and food-borne illnesses, diseases that are transmitted person-to-person and other diseases that are spread by direct or indirect contact. Activities include routine surveillance of communicable disease activity, assessment of the community immunization level through school records and immunization studies, investigation of epidemic outbreaks, reporting of cases of infectious diseases to the proper authorities and taking appropriate measures such as isolation and contact tracing/notification to prevent disease transmission.

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AC Health Department Infectious Diseases ProgramChildhood immunizations are administered to children and supplied to area health care providers. Vaccines not yet available through federal programs are given at cost. A wide range of adult immunizations namely travel, flu, and pneumonia-are administered on a walk-in basis. Other services include screening for communicable diseases, nursing intervention to contain infectious disease outbreaks, and perinatal hepatitis B screenings and vaccinations.AlleghenyInfectious Diseases ProgramAllegheny County Health Department
Allentown Health BureauThe health bureau's three main functions are to assess and monitor the population's health status, develop public policies to maintain and promote health and assure that the population has access to public health services. Clinics provide immunizations, STD/HIV testing, pregnancy testing, screening for prostate and breast cancer and monitoring of chronic diseases.Lead screenings provided in certain situations, not by the clinic. To contact Cancer Prevention and Screening Services, call 610-437-7513. Communicable Disease Control 610-437-7569: Communicable Disease 610-437-7632: TB Services 610-437-7742: STD/HIV Services Clinics (held at Alliance Hall, 245 North Sixth Street, Allentown, PA): 610-437-7754: Immunization and Early Pregnancy Testing 610-437-8777: Lead Poisoning Screening 610-437-7569: Sexual Transmitted Disease 610-437-7742: HIV Testing 610-437-7632: Tuberculosis Environmental Health Services: Allentown City Hall 435 Hamilton Street, Fourth Floor Allentown, PA 18101-1699 610-437-7759: Institutional sanitation, food protection, animal control, housing sanitation, bed bugs, lead paint 610-439-5946: Fax 610-437-7535: Animal Control 610-437-7598: Injury Prevention Services (adults and children) Division Child/Adolescent Health Services: 610-437-7754: Immunizations 610-437-8777: Lead Testing 610-437-7615: Home Visits and Health Education 610-437-7633: Nurse-Family Partnership 610-437-7615: Referrals: Dental/Special Needs 610-437-8777: Pregnancy Testing Chronic Disease Division: Cancer Prevention and Screening Services: 610-437-7513 Heart Disease and Diabetes Prevention Services: 610-437-7581 Osteoporosis Prevention Services: 610-437-7581 Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program: 610-437-7581 or 610-437-7513 Public Health Emergency Preparedness: 610-437-7577LehighAllentown Health BureauAllentown Health Bureau
Bethlehem Health BureauServices include: Environmental Health services include sanitation, animal control, lead abatement and food services. Clinic services: - Family Planning Clinic, immunization clinic and TB clinic are available by appointment only. - Wellness Center at the Health Bureau offers some immunizations and health screenings. Open Monday and Friday, 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Appointments preferred. - Walk in STD clinic offered Wednesdays 10:00am to 1:00pm, free for Bethlehem City residents Emergency Preparedness Division educates individuals and businesses on preparing for natural disasters, epidemics and/or other emergencies. Recruits and trains the medical reserve corps, a medical related volunteer corps that can be mobilized in response to disasters. Maternal and Child Health services include free dental care for uninsured children attending Bethlehem school district and in-home asthma trigger assessments. Chronic Disease and Health Education Programs focus on smoking prevention/cessation, injury prevention, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. NorthamptonBethlehem Health BureauBethlehem Health Bureau
Carbon County State Health CenterHealth centers are the implementation sites for the Department of Health's public health programs. Services include communicable disease reporting and investigation; epidemiology, informational and referral; chronic disease prevention and intervention; clinical services (including sexually-transmitted disease and tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment, immunization, and HIV testing, counseling and education); family health programs and environmental health services (including animal bites and rabies information).CarbonCarbon County State Health CenterPennsylvania Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionThe primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health surveillance, research and education/awareness activities in the United States. It tracks the incidence of communicable diseases and provides health information to consumers, healthcare professionals, organizations and researchers on a range of issues, including diseases and health conditions, emergency preparedness/response, environmental health, workplace safety and health, traveler's health, wellness promotion, injury prevention and safety. Centers for Disease Control and PreventionUnited States Department of Health and Human Services
Communicable DiseaseServes as a consultant in the investigation of all reportable communicable diseases in the 13 county area. Works in conjunction with the District EPI manager to insure competent and timely services in the areas of communicable disease epidemiology.DauphinPennsylvania Department of Health - South Central District OfficePennsylvania Department of Health
Cumberland County State Health CenterProvides treatment and follow-up for children and adults with TB disease and TB infection. Provides immunization clinics for children and adults; HIV testing and counseling; follow-up;home visits or maternal/child health; monitoring of communicable diseases and health education programs.CumberlandPennsylvania Dept of Health Cumberland County StatePennsylvania Dept of Health Cumberland County State Health Center
Fulton County State Health Center - Disease ControlImmunizations, free HIV testing and education. Infectious disease investigation and consulting (including rabies and TB), lead poisoning case management, information and referral for all health care issues/illnesses.FultonFulton County State Health Center - ProgramFulton County State Health Center
Lehigh County State Health CenterHealth centers are the implementation sites for the Department of Health's public health programs. Services include communicable disease reporting and investigation; epidemiology, informational and referral; chronic disease prevention and intervention; clinical services (including sexually-transmitted disease and tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment, immunization, and HIV testing, counseling and education); family health programs and environmental health services (including animal bites and rabies information).LehighLehigh County State Health CenterPennsylvania Department of Health
Northampton County State Health CenterHealth centers are the implementation sites for the Department of Health's public health programs. Services include communicable disease reporting and investigation; epidemiology, informational and referral; chronic disease prevention and intervention; clinical services (including sexually-transmitted disease and tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment, immunization, and HIV testing, counseling and education); family health programs and environmental health services (including animal bites and rabies information).NorthamptonNorthampton County State Health CenterPennsylvania Department of Health
Pennsylvania Department of Health, Administrative EntitiesResponsible for planning and coordinating health resources throughout the Commonwealth. Main activities are to monitor the health status of the population; identify and eliminate preventable illness and accidents; reduce the severity of illness and disability; promote healthy behaviors; improve health care quality, access and accountability; and lead the development of health policy and planning. DauphinPennsylvania Department of HealthPennsylvania Department of Health
Vector Control - Monroe CountyProtect residents and visitors of Monroe County from vector borne diseases by minimizing the known risk factors of disease transmission. Programs and services include: Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program, Small Rodent Removal Program, Tick Borne Disease Education and Prevention Progam and West Nile Virus Program.MonroeMonroe County Vector ControlMonroe County Government
York County State Health CenterNurse practitioner and Community Health Nurses present on STD clinic day. • STD Clinic Tuesdays 9:00am to 12:30pm • TB Clinic 1st Thursday of every month from 1:00pm to 4:00m • Immunizations are free, must meet insurance type which is no insurance and underinsurance, by appointment only, Wednesday, 8:30am-10:45 & 1:30 – 2:30 • Family and professional education • General health information & referral • Elevated blood lead level (children) case management, counseling • Health promotion/teaching by community health nurses for groups • PKU, perinatal and hepatitis B case management • Investigation of communicable diseases • Follow up for animal bites and rabies YorkYork County State Health CenterPennsylvania Department of Health

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