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Nursing

Stephanie Alcorn, RN - Public Health Nurse
 

Nursing Servies

  • Childhood Immunizations - Birth to 18 years (see below for eligibility requirements)
  • Adult Immunizations
  • Seasonal Flu Clinics
  • Health Education/Promotion
  • TB Skin Testing
  • TB Case Management
  • Lead Case Management

Hours of Operation


The nurse is generally available for appointments Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 11:30 am and 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Please call 765-658-2783 to make an appointment.

Childhood Immunizations


Availability
The Putnam County Health Department administers childhood immunizations free of charge through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program for children ages 0 - 18 years who meet one of the following requirements:
  • Hoosier Healthwise or Medicaid
  • Native American or Alaskan Native
  • No Insurance
  • Health Insurance does not cover vaccinations
**Please Note - children with insurance who have a high deductible or which requires a copay are NOT eligible to receive VFC vaccines. Please see fee schedule at left for charges for private pay vaccines for pricing of non-eligible vaccines.

What to Bring

  • Current Immunization record
  • Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a legal parent or guardian, or an adult who has written consent to bring your child to the clinic.
  • Medicaid or Hoosier Healthwise card if applicable
Schedules and School Requirements
Birth - 16 Years
School Immunization Requirements

Missing Immunization Record
If you or your child's immunization record has been misplaced there are several places you could attempt to retrieve a copy. If your child has recently attended public school in the state of Indiana, his/her records may be available on the Children and Hoosiers Immunization Registry Program (CHIRP). Another option is to check with the facility where vaccines were administered. Also, schools keep immunization records for students for several years (even after graduation). If you were in the military, your military records may contain a record of vaccines received.

If you are still unable to locate a vaccine record, and you require proof of vaccination, you may need to repeat vaccines or have a blood test done, called a titer, which can be used as proof of immunity. This blood test would need to be ordered by a physician, and our facility is unable to do this type of testing.

Adult Immunizations
Adult immunizations are available for a fee (please see fee schedule tab at left). Walk-ins are welcome, however, some immunizations will require a 24 - 48 hour notification in order to have the vaccine available in the clinic. An appointment will ensure your shortest wait time, as those with appointments will be helped at their reserved time. Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to file insurance. All scheduled fees may be paid by cash or check only, at time of service.

TB Skin Testing

Cost $14 Cash or Check Only
Availability - TB tests are only placed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. You will then be required to return to the Putnam County Health Department within 48 - 72 hours of the time that the test is placed in order to have it read. A reading done less than 48 hours or more than 72 hours after placement is not valid and will not be read by this office outside the recommended timeframe.

For more information about TB, please see the links at right.

 

 

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