Information for Health Care Providers

Currently in Southern Nevada, there has been a steady increase of syphilis along with HIV cases, which are increasingly diagnosed in the public and private sectors. The following individuals and groups have been identified as having a higher incidence of risk:

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HIV / AIDS Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS HIV? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus and it weakens the body’s immune system (your defense against infections). It is the virus that causes AIDS. The virus may be passed from one person to another when infected blood, semen or vaginal secretions come in contact with an uninfected person’s broken skin or mucous membranes. (A mucous membrane is wet, thin tissue found in certain openings to the human body, including the mouth, eyes, nose, vagina, rectum, and the opening of the penis.)

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Flu Vaccine Clinic

The Health District offers flu vaccine at all Health District clinic locations each fall. Check individual public health center locations for hours of operation.

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Tuberculosis Symptoms & Treatment

The Southern Nevada Health District’s TB Treatment and Control Clinic aggressively ensures people with active TB disease are appropriately treated. Once treatment is started, it is extremely important that it continue to completion so the TB does not become resistant to the treatment drugs. Several cases of multi-drug resistant TB and extensively drug resistant TB cases have been diagnosed in Clark County.

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Tuberculosis Program Policy Statement

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. While this bacteria usually attacks the lungs, TB bacteria can also attack any part of the body, e.g., the kidney, spine, and/or the brain. However, the TB bacteria can live in the body without making you sick. This is called latent TB infection.

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Tuberculosis Treatment & Control Clinic

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the deadliest diseases in the world. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 1.6  million TB-related deaths worldwide in 2017. TB continues to create challenges to health care workers, including new resistant strains, and co-infection with HIV.

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Lead & Pregnancy

Pregnant women with high blood lead levels can transfer blood high in lead to the baby through the placenta, creating an increased risk of miscarriage, premature birth or small baby.

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Kids Corner

Kids Corner is a collection of fun activities for kids that will help teach and reinforce the importance of lead safety.

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What to Expect During Your Appointment

You will be asked to fill out the medical history and social summary forms. This must be done before the exam. We recommend printing out the forms and completing them before you arrive. This will reduce your time spent in the clinic.

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Age, Safety & the Law

The Family Planning Clinic receives funding by the federal Title X program. Title X programs cannot require parent or guardian written consent for services to minors nor can they notify parents or guardians before or after a minor has requested and received services.

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Teen Health & Pregnancy Prevention

The purpose of this webpage is to provide factual health information and resources to teens for responsible and informed decision making necessary to maintain health, avoid unplanned teen pregnancy and plan for a healthy pregnancy when the time is right.

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Services

Services are available by appointment only and done by specially trained registered nurses and advanced practitioners of nursing.

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Resources

www.iwannaknow.org www.quierosaber.org MTV It's Your (Sex) Life Nevada Health Centers Mammovan Nevada State Health Division Prevent Teen Dating Violence [...]

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POWER en Español

If you are a woman under 30 years old who has no significant medical problems you may be interested in and qualify for our new P.O.W.E.R program.

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P.O.W.E.R.

If you are a woman under 30 years old who has no significant medical problems you may be interested in and qualify for our new P.O.W.E.R program.

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Health Care Professionals

The purpose of this page is to provide health care professionals with information and resources to share with your staff, patients, and their families in order to increase community access to affordable contraceptive services.

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Birth Control

Birth control is one way to prevent unwanted pregnancy, and some can prevent sexually transmitted infections. The Family Planning Clinic offer several types of birth control and reproductive counseling.

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Family Planning

The Family Planning Clinic is a low-cost clinic for Clark County residents who need birth control or who want to plan and space their pregnancies. Confidential services are offered and parental permission is not required

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Test Results

Test results are only available in person. In order to ensure confidentiality, picture identification is required to receive results. Results will not be given if you don't have a picture identification that matches the name on file.

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Teens

The Nevada Revised Statute 129.060 states minors may be examined or treated for a sexually transmitted disease without the [...]

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Resources

Living Well: A Guide for Newly Diagnosed ClientsEnglishSpanishCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)The Rape Crisis Center of Southern NevadaThe [...]

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Partner Notification

Let's face it, having a sexually transmitted disease isn't fun and neither is telling all your sexual partners. STDs would be less common if people shared their diagnosis with all of their sexual partners so they could get tested too. Talking to your partners is important because it will help take care of your health, the health of your sex partners and the entire community.

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Medications

English Español Azithromycin Azithromicina Bicillin L-A Bicillin L-A Ceftriaxone Ceftriaxona Doxycycline Doxiciclina Fluconazole Fluconazole Gentamicin Gentamicina Metronidazole Bacterial Vaginosis [...]

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Clinic Tour

The new Sexual Health Clinic, combines the services of the former STD and HIV/AIDS Clinics. It is located at 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas NV 89107. The Sexual Health Clinic is open Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic may close early or intermittently when maximum patient volume is reached. To increase the likelihood of being seen the same day, it's best to arrive at the clinic early.

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Mobile Clinics

The Southern Nevada Health District now has a Mobile Clinic serving the immunization needs of Southern Nevada children and adults. The mobile unit is currently scheduled to be at four locations throughout the valley through December 2018.

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Childhood Vaccines

(6 months - 9 years old) The health district immunizes approximately 60 percent of all newborns in Clark County. The national goal is to have 90 percent of all children immunized by 2 years old.

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Tween-to-Teen

(10 - 18 years old) Vaccines aren't just for babies. As kids get older, the protection provided by some of the shots given during childhood can begin to wear off. Older kids can also develop risks for certain infections as they enter the preteen and teen years.

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Adult Vaccines

(19 - 64 years old) Many adults do not realize they could be at risk for a vaccine preventable disease. The effectiveness of some vaccinations lessens over time and will not provide enough protection.

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Vaccines for Seniors

Many seniors do not get vaccinated, even though they are at higher risk for disease complications. Getting vaccinated will help you protect yourself, your family and friends.

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Vaccine for Health Care Professionals

Many health care professionals do not get vaccinated, even though they care for people at higher risk for disease complications. Getting vaccinated will help you protect yourself, your family and your patients.

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Vaccines for Children Program

The Southern Nevada Health District is a is Vaccine for Children (VFC) Program provider. The VFC Program helps provide vaccines to children whose parents or guardians may not be able to afford them.

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Travel Vaccine Clinics

The health district offers vaccines for people traveling outside the United States. As with most immunizations, travel vaccines often require several weeks to provide complete protection. It is recommended that travel vaccines are administered as soon as possible.

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Laughlin Clinic

At each clinic, Laughlin residents can receive all childhood vaccines for babies, pre-schoolers, pre-teens and adolescents as well as adult immunizations such as Tdap, pneumonia or flu shots

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Clinics and Locations

Nevada law requires that all children be fully immunized before entering school. Visit the Clark County School District's Student Enrollment Process for vaccination requirements. The health district offers all vaccines for school at all public health centers. Special community clinics may be found on the Vaccines for School webpage.

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Family Health Care Center

The Family Health Clinic provides physical exams and preventive services for insured, and uninsured/underinsured (exam is not paid by insurance) individuals. A licensed advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) conducts the exams and screenings. In addition to employment physicals, college/university physicals, and school physicals, the clinic delivers services to children who may require a physical exam to attend seasonal camps, Head Start and/or child care facilities, or participate in sports activities.

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