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Nurse Updates

Stephanie Alcorn, RN, BSN - Public Health Nurse

Measles: What you should know!

Measles is the most deadly of all childhood rash/fever illnesses. The disease spreads very easily, so it is important to protect against infection. Call our office today to get your appointment scheduled, (765)658-2782.

Follow this link for an overview of what to expect

Immunizations Offered

Childhood Immunizations

Flu Vaccine
Flu Mist
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B

Adult Immunizations

Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis A/B Combo

Walk-ins are welcome, an appointment will ensure your shortest wait time, as those with appointments will be helped at their reserved time.

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.

Insurance Eligibility Medicaid/Medicare

Now accepting Medicaid, Medicare and H.I.P Insurance!

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:
  • Medicaid or Hoosier Healthwise
  • No Insurance
  • Native American or Alaskan Native
  • Under-Insured
Within the next 60-90 days we should be billing for Private (Anthem, GIGNA, Etc...) insurance companies.

**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.

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Nursing Services Offered
  • Childhood Immunizations - Birth to 18 years (see below for eligibility requirements)
  • Adult Immunizations
  • Seasonal Flu Clinics
  • Health Education/Promotion
  • TB Skin Testing
  • Lead Case Management
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
** Lunch 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Please call 765-658-2782 for appointment availabilities TODAY!!!

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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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Flu Vaccinations

Flu Vaccinations are available for $25.00
Click Here to find more out about Influenza!!!

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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/Medicare Insurance Card
  • Valid Photo I.D. Card

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