For Children (birth to 18 years of age) who are VFC eligible (Vaccine for Children Eligible) see link for guidelines: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/vfc/providers/elig-scrn-rec-doc-req.htm
Children who are insured and their immunizations are NOT covered by their insurance or their medical provider may be eligible for vaccines. These guidelines change from time to time and vary due to Indiana State funding which is regulated by the state’s elected official. You must call (812) 988-2255 for funding criteria.
For Adults immunizations are available for private pay only at cost of the vaccine. Cost varies due to changes from the vaccine distributor.
Tdap: Tetnas, Diptheria and Pertussis injections are offered free to Ohio county residents.
Eligible people include: Parents, siblings, grandparents and caregivers of newborns.
Anyone who experiences a severe cut, burn or animal bite and has not received a Tdap in the last 10 years or who is at high risk of injury on the job is also eligible for a Tdap injection.
Ohio County Health Department would like to remind residents of some of the health related programs and services we offer. If you have any questions or would like more information about our services, please call us at 812-438-2551.
- Needle Disposal Program
- Medication Disposal Program
- Vaccines for Children with Medicaid or NO Insurance
- Vaccines for Children WITHOUT private insurance that covers the cost of Vaccinations
- Tdap for New Parents and Caregivers of Infants
- Tb Testing
- Blood Pressure Screenings
- Blood Sugar Testing (Fasting or A1C) – both done by fingerstick
- Screenings for Cholesterol and Lipid Profile – done by fingerstick
- Iron Levels – done by fingerstick
- Lead Screening for Children
- Pregnancy Tests
- Strep Tests
- Administration of Routine Injections as prescribed by Physician (i.e. Vitamin B12 Injections)
- Weight and BMI Screenings
- Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines
- Assessments for complaints of Ear, Nose and Throat issues, etc.
- Educational Materials on a wide variety of Health Related Issues
Unused Medication/Sharps Disposal Programs
The Ohio County Health Department would like to remind Ohio County residents of two programs we continue to offer. We offer a safe and free way to dispose of needles and unused medication.
It is important to dispose of used needles safely and properly in order to protect you and our community members. Used needles and lancets can be dangerous and need to be kept out of landfills. They can cause injury and spread germs and diseases such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, tetanus, and syphilis.
We encourage any Ohio County residents that require medication injections to stop by our office and pick up a disposal container, then place your needles in the container and return it to our office when it is full. We will give you a new container when you drop off your full one.
Unused medication should also be disposed of in the right way. It is important that unused medication be kept out of landfills, ground water and the hands of others who may abuse it.
If you have unused medication, you may drop it off at the Ohio County Health Department and it will be disposed of properly. Narcotics or controlled substances should be taken to the Rising Sun Police Department for disposal.
If you have questions about either program, please call us at 812-438-2551 between the hours of 8am and 4pm. The Ohio County Health Department is located at 117 Sixth Street in Rising Sun.