Cancer Detection Program
The Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (ABCCEDP) provides pap smears, clinical breast exams, and mammograms to eligible women. To see if you qualify and to schedule an appointment, call (334) 678-2800.
Medicaid eligibility workers are onsite at the Houston County Health Department to take applications for SOBRA Medicaid Women and Children and the new Plan First Medicaid Family Planning Program.
Diabetes resources, screening, community and individual education, and support group are provided to the general public by a registered nurse. For more information, please call (334) 678-2800 and ask for the Diabetes Clinic.
Tuberculin skin testing, sputum testing, and x-ray (if indicated) are available to anyone for diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis. Medications are provided free of charge when indicated. For TB clinic hours, visit Clinical Services.
This department investigates cases of reportable diseases and disease outbreaks, maintains surveillance of notifiable diseases, and answers questions about disease control and other health related events. To learn more about a particular disease/illness, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's A-Z Index.
Child Health Clinic
Medicaid children under the care of the Department of Human Resources (DHR) and those on the Patient First Program (with permission from their primary care physician) can receive Early Periodic Screening Diagnostic Testing (EPSDT). This includes physical examinations, developmental and nutritional appraisal, lab testing, anticipatory guidance and immunizations. Referrals are given to dentists and physicians for treatment. Services are provided on an appointment basis.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV
Confidential testing, examination, counseling, treatment and investigation of sexually transmitted diseases (STD)/HIV are provided for anyone, free of charge, 12 years of age or older. For the STD/HIV clinic schedule, visit Clinical Services.
Patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. HIV and other test results can only be given to the person who received the tests. The results may not be given over the telephone and can only be given during STD clinic hours.
International Travel Clinic
Overseas travel vaccinations are available for a fee. This fee is not based on income and some of the vaccines are costly. As soon as you know you are going out of the country, call (334) 678-2800 and talk with one of the travel nurses to set up an appointment to begin receiving the necessary vaccinations.
5 to 9 a Day
Getting 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day is important to help you maintain your health. Fruits and vegetables are the original fast and easy food!