Health District previews its new facility
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 22, 2015
LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District offered a preview of its future home today. Its newest public health center will be located at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. The centrally-located facility is currently undergoing renovations to accommodate the health district’s clinics and services with an estimated grand opening in early 2016.
The new public health center will include environmental health services, immunization and nursing clinics, Food Handler Safety Training services, vital records, and EMS services. The health district will also continue to offer nursing, immunization, family planning, sexual health clinics at its outlying clinics in Henderson and East Las Vegas. The environmental health division’s plan review services will remain at the City of Las Vegas’ Business Development office on Rancho Drive.
“We are very excited to be moving into a new, permanent facility. This location allows us to consolidate certain services and provides our clients with easy freeway and public transportation access,” said Dr. Joe Iser, District Health Officer.
The new building was purchased in December 2014 for $6.5 million. The 110,000 square-foot facility will also include a food service area that will be managed by a community organization. It will be open to the general public as well as employees.
Additional programs and services that will occupy the facility include epidemiology, chronic disease prevention and promotion, IT, informatics, and public health preparedness.
The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.