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Public Health Nursing

Scope of Services

Health Surveillance, Reporting and Treatment
– Communicable disease control, surveillance and information
– TB testing and surveillance
– Annual flu immunization program
– Immunization clinics
– Distribution site for state provided vaccine to Medford physicians in the program
– Health statistics
– Community health assessment
– Disease cluster investigation

School Health (Private)

– School entry requirements – immunizations, physical exams, etc.
– Health services (illness, first aid and emergency care)
– Mandated programs: Hearing and vision screening; Scoliosis screening; Immunization compliance
– Pediculosis (head lice) control assistance
– Special health needs assistance
– Public Health/School Physician provides physical examination to indigent children, advises the school district and school nurses on health matters and policies, and reviews policies for the school nurses.

Useful Links

Diabetes
MA Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
CDC Diabetes Public Health Resource
American Diabetes Association

Hepatitis A
MA Health and Human Services information

Hepatitis B
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CDC Hepatitis Information

Hepatitis C
MA Health and Human Services Information
CDC Hepatitis Information

Seasonal Flu, Avian Flu and Pandemic Flu
MA Health and Human Services Information
CDC Flu Information