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Ironton Health Department there for citizens

Did you know that many services are available for the residents of Ironton at the city health department.

The Ironton City Health Department mission is to provide the necessary resources to enable the community to be as healthy, safe and as productive as possible.

The city health department is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, except for holidays.

What Services are Provided?

All childhood immunizations are available and administered by a registered nurse. Many educational materials are available concerning the time schedule, what is given and why.

Records are kept on file at the department. Lead and hemoglobin testing on children are available. Vision and hearing screening tests are held throughout the year at specific times, by appointment and referral for those under the age of 18, via ophthalmologist and optometrist.

Pregnancy testing is available. TB Skin testing also.

Many vaccines are available for adults: Hepatitis A and B, flu, (seasonal and H1N1, nasal and injectable), adult tetanus, Pneumonia, Meningitis, shingles, HPV (human Papillomavirus). Literature is available.

Many pamphlets are available for adults, parents, school teachers, youth and others. Just ask.

The city health department monitors the litter, trash and weed control and provides health inspections of the city of Ironton. Also issue birth and death certificates (those born in Lawrence County).

The City Health Department provides information about various resources available within the community.

We work collaboratively with the county health department towards meeting the health needs of this community.

We are hoping for a bright future with many plans and ideas for future services.

February is Celebrated as Heart Month.

Free blood pressures checks are offered at the health department, with a large size cuff available for better accuracy. Just stop by.

Be good to your heart and your heart will be good to you.

Also, remember it is still not too late to have the H1N1 vaccine. Plenty of vaccines are still available and this vaccine in free.

Bonnie Holmes is a registered nurse at the Ironton Health Department, working under Dr. Jim Meadows, medical director.