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The Public Health Nurses provide generalized public health nursing services by geographical areas. These services include communicable disease investigation and follow up, home visiting, including newborn visits, child and family health services for case management and referral, Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps services, bereavement visits and other services.

Child and Family Health Services Program

This program, funded by an Ohio Department of Health grant, provides home or in-office visits at no cost to the family for children 0-21 to assist families with medical problems; find such families a medical home; assist with applying for Medicaid; and provide information, education, and referrals to other programs and community services. On-going case coordination is provided as needed.

Sandusky County residents can also be referred for Pre-Natal services provided by the Bellevue Hospital and other providers in the county.

Bereavement Visits

A Public Health Nurse provides a free home visit to families who have suffered the loss of a child. The visit offers support and counseling for the family.

Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BMCH)

BMCH is a financial assistance program funded by a federal, state and county partnership, for children with special health care needs. The Public Health Nurse facilitates the program assisting the family with application, information on BMCH approved providers and a case management for those approved for the program.

BMCH provides services to rule out a handicapping condition, determine a diagnosis, or establish a plan of treatment for a child already diagnosed medical condition. There is no financial eligibility for the diagnostic program. For those diagnosed with an eligible condition, the program offers the potential for a year long treatment program.

Links: BMCH Ohio Dept. of Health Website

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

A Public Health Nurse will provide follow-up and education to families of children referred with an elevated lead level.

Senior Citizens Assessment Clinics

These Clinics are provided at the Senior Centers in Fremont, Clyde, Gibsonburg, and Woodville. Screenings available include: blood pressure and blood sugar checks. The nurse can also provide referral information for Seniors in need, including reports to the client’s physician. Educational programs are also provided on a variety of health issues. The senior flu clinic provided every fall is also part of this program.

For more information, please phone 419.334.6377 or email: