LCHD to restart clinics, testing

LEE COUNTY – Starting on June 15th the Lee County Health Department will resume their TB and Immunization clinics, among other services open to the public. However, the doors of the building will remain locked during business hours to assure the new clinic guidelines are followed to help protect staff and the public.

The TB (tuberculosis) Clinic will available on June 15th from 3:00-4:00pm at LCHD Office (#3 John Bennett Drive, Fort Madison) by appointment only.  If a TB test is needed the client will be required to return on June 17th for the results at the same appointment time.  TB Clinics will continue in June and July on Mondays from 3:00-4:00pm, with results being read on Wednesdays.  All dates will be by appointment only.

The LCHD Immunization Clinics will resume on June 25th at the LCHD Offices in Fort Madison only from 1:00pm-4:30pm by appointment only. Other clinic dates are July 9th and July 23rd, again in Fort Madison. Parents of the child needing immunizations are encouraged to call by the Wednesday before the clinic to set-up a time to bring your child in. LCHD clinic staff asks parents to only bring children who are in need of a vaccine.
 
All persons attending a TB or Immunization Clinic…
are required to wear a mask.  Children over the age of four will be required to wear a mask as well;
will be asked screening questions when they call to make an appointment and when they arrive to their appointment;
will have temperatures taken when they enter the building;
need wait in the designated area marked in the LCHD lobby until a LCHD employee escorts you to the clinic area, the main lobby area will be closed off;
please do not arrive more than five minutes early prior to your appointment time.

All of the above is subject to change as we proceed with clinics. TB and Immunization Clinic appointments can be made by calling (319)376-4767 or the main office line.

LCHD’s Child Health Program offers lead testing for children ages 12 months, 18 months, 24 months, and 36 months of age. If your child needs a lead test an appointment can be made by calling LCHD.

The LCHD Environmental Department is requesting appointments be made for Delay of Installation Permits, Septic Permits, and Demolition Permits. Those coming to the LCHD office to obtain a permit are encouraged to wear a face mask. The LCHD Inspectors may be out of the office with inspections so it is a best practice to call ahead before arriving to the office.

For all program appointments or questions please call (319)372-5225 or (800)458-6672. It is important that those making appointments are on time for entry into the building. The staff member you are meeting will be at the door for the appointment. Clinic walk-ins might be allowed depending on the appointments scheduled. Any walk-ins will need to call the office to speak to the clinic staff to get a wait time, and will need to wait outside. More information and announcements can be found at the LCHD website, www.leecountyhd.org, or on LCHD Facebook page.

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