Health District Offers New Hours

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

8 June, 2011

LAS VEGAS – Need a little extra time to get the kids vaccinated or apply for a health card?

Beginning Monday, June 13, the Southern Nevada Health District will offer extended clinic hours at two locations. Nursing services (including immunizations), health card services, and vital records (birth/death certificates) will be available Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 560 N. Nellis Blvd., Suite E-12; nursing and health card services will be available at the Henderson Public Health Center, 520 E. Lake Mead Parkway Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. No nursing services, including immunizations, health card services or vital records, if applicable, will be available at these two locations on Fridays. Beginning Monday, June 13, health card services will be available Monday – Thursday from 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Community Outreach Center, 3900 Cambridge Street. For information, visit the health district website, www.SNHD.info.

All public health services, including immunizations, vital records (birth/death certificates), health cards and environmental health services, will be available Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the main public health center, 625 Shadow Lane. Environmental health services will be available at the Henderson Public Health Center Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

“When we have clinics after hours, we find that many clients are happy that they can come to the health district to get shots for their kids after 4:30 p.m. By extending our hours, we will be able accommodate clients who can’t make it during more traditional hours,” said Bonnie Sorenson, director of nursing. “We reviewed our service volume on Fridays at the two clinics and found that fewer people use them so it made sense to shift our resources to better serve our clients.”

“It’s important to remember that the health district will not be closing all of its locations on Friday. The main Shadow Lane campus will continue to be open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and all services, including immunizations, environmental health services, health card and vital record services will be available as always,” said Sorenson.

The health district’s public health centers and services are located, including new hours:

  • Ravenholt Public Health Center, 625 Shadow Lane, Las Vegas
    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. / all services available Monday-Friday
  • East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 560 N. Nellis Blvd., Suite E12, Las Vegas
    Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. / no nursing/ immunizations/ vital records on Fridays
  • Henderson Public Health Center, 520 E. Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson
    Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. / no nursing services / immunization clinics on Fridays
    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. all environmental health services available
  • Mesquite Public Health Center, 830 Hafen Lane, Mesquite
    Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – noon, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. / environmental health services
    Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – noon, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. / immunizations and health cards
  • Laughlin Public Health Center, 3080 S. Needles Highway, #1800, Laughlin
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. /health cards
    Call (702) 759-1643 for environmental health services
  • Cambridge Community Outreach Center, 3900 Cambridge St., #101
    Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for health cards, closed Fridays

Updated information about the Southern Nevada Health District can be found on Facebook www.facebook.com/SouthernNevadaHealthDistrict, on YouTube www.youtube.com/SNHealthDistrict or Twitter www.twitter.com/SNHDinfo.

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Access information about the Southern Nevada Health District on its website: www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SouthernNevadaHealthDistrict, YouTube: www.youtube.com/SNHealthDistrict, Twitter: www.twitter.com/SNHDinfo, and Instagram: www.instagram.com/southernnevadahealthdistrict/. The Health District is available in Spanish on Twitter: www.twitter.com/TuSNHD.  Additional information and data can be accessed through the Healthy Southern Nevada website: www.HealthySouthernNevada.org.