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New Health Card Office Set to Open

 

A new health card office will soon open in east Las Vegas.

Health card services offered by the Southern Nevada Health District at its East Las Vegas Public Health Center will be unavailable Thursday, Feb. 16 while the program is moved to a new location in the same complex.

The new health cards office, 570 N. Nellis Blvd., Ste. E-12 will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. For more information, visit the health district website, www.SNHD.info.

The East Las Vegas Public Health Center is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (closed on Friday). Services include health cards, birth/death certificates, family planning services (by appointment), children’s exams (by appointment), women’s healthcare services, and immunizations for adults and children.

Health district public health centers are located at: 

Electronic Reporting System Put In by Henderson Fire Department

Electronic Reporting System Put In by Henderson Fire Department

 

With the implementation of a new electronic reporting system, Henderson firefighters are stepping into the 21st century with the goal of improving service on emergency medical calls.

The city fire department anticipates responding to more than 16,000 calls for emergency medical services this year. The Electronic Patient Care Reporting (ePCR) system aims to significantly improve medical outcomes for these patients, while at the same time cutting costs and improving efficiency in the delivery of emergency medical services.

Henderson Strong in Cardiac Arrest Survival Rate

Henderson Strong in Cardiac Arrest Survival Rate

 

A recent study promoted today by city officials indicates that Henderson residents more than double their chance of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest when treated by the Henderson Fire Department.

In instances of cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation, the Henderson Fire Department achieved a 50 percent survival rate, with 29 percent of those patients going home neurologically intact. Nationally, the survival rate for this type of cardiac arrest is 21 percent.

“Our Fire Department is treating patients who essentially have no pulse and helping them return to their families, their community, and their careers,” Mayor Andy Hafen said.

Fire Chief Steve Goble attributes this success to the Fire Department’s team-based approach to cardiac arrest response.

Nevada State College Students and Faculty to Reflect on Medical Mission in Ethiopia

Nevada State College Students and Faculty to Reflect on Medical Mission in Ethiopia

The two Nevada State College (NSC) faculty members and eight student volunteers who completed a medical mission this summer in Ethiopia will discuss their experiences during a special presentation at NSC at 11 a.m.  Tuesday in the Great Hall of the Dawson Building, 1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson.

Dr. Kebret Kebede, associate professor of biology at Nevada State College and a practicing orthopedic surgeon, led the medical mission with Dr. Robin Herlands, assistant professor of biology at Nevada State College, and students from Nevada State College’s Anatomy & Physiology Honors Society and Pre-Health Professionals Club.

Health District Opens Flu Shot Clinic

Health District Opens Flu Shot Clinic

The sniffs and sneezes of flu season are just a few weeks away. To combat the illness, the Southern Nevada Health District opened its flu shot clinic Monday.

The health district is offering seasonal flu vaccine for $28, the inhaled version for $43 and the new high-dose shot for people over 65 for $53. It is recommended that everyone 6 months and older get a yearly flu vaccination. Those at the highest risk should get the vaccine including children under 5, adults 65 and older, and pregnant women. The health district says there is plenty of vaccine for everyone this year.

The vaccine clinics are offered at the health district’s three offices.

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

  • Ravenholt Public Health Center, 625 Shadow Lane

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Hours Extended for Immunization Clinic

Health officials are extending hours and locations to keep up with the demand for immunizations before the start of school.

The Southern Nevada Health District will offer immunizations until 6 p.m. Friday at the Ravenholt Public Health Center on Shadow Lane. Students must bring their immunization record and be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

The health district will also be offering vaccinations at the Henderson Public Health Center until 3:30 p.m., and at the Community Outreach Medical Center until 3 p.m. on Friday. 

Shot clinics will also be available at the Galleria Mall in Henderson, the Walmart Supercenter on West Charleston Boulevard and Anthem Hills Pediatrics on South Rainbow Boulevard on Saturday. The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition is sponsoring some of the weekend shot clinics. For a complete list of locations and times, check out snicnv.org .

Extended Hours for Vaccine Clinics Now Offered

Extended Hours for Vaccine Clinics Now Offered

The Southern Nevada Health District is offering special extended hours and even opening on two Saturdays to accommodate families who need to get their children vaccinated in time for school. 

Starting Monday through August 26 the Ravenholt Public Health Center on Shadow Lane will be open until 6 p.m. for vaccinations. The extended hours are just for immunizations no other health district business will be provided after 4:30 p.m.  The health district will also offer vaccination-only clinic hours on Saturday, August 20 and Saturday, August 27., between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

At the East Las Vegas Public Health Clinic on Nellis Boulevard and the Henderson Public Health Center on Lake Mead Parkway will be open for school vaccinations-only on Friday, August 26. from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.