Programs and Services
Blood Pressure Screenings
Available by request when nurses are available or by order of physician for monitoring purposes.
Chronic Disease Risk Reduction
Program which targets smoking, lowering dietary fat, and increasing physical activity to reduce risk of chronic disease.
Community Health Screenings
Cholesterol & Hemoglobin
The National Diabetes Prevention Program - DPP or NDPP
National Diabetes Prevention Program, Be Fit 4 Life, helps you take control of your health by adopting habits to reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes and improve your overall health and well-being. Research by the National Institutes of Health has proven that programs like the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by nearly 60%. The program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes. The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by bi-monthly sessions.
Diabetes Self-Management Program - DSMP
Lead Your Health - Living with Diabetes
FREE- 7-week workshop series to help you
Check. Change. Control. (CCC) – High Blood Pressure
Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is one of the many ways you can help keep your heart healthy. To help you understand your risk for high blood pressure (HBP), the American Heart Association has expanded a successful community-level BP monitoring program — Check. Change. Control.
Check. Change. Control. is a free four month long on-line program which empowers you to learn about, monitor and manage blood pressure through a combination of resources. To participate in a program in Crawford County please contact the Crawford County Health Department or enter the Campaign Code – “CRACO” when you sign up on line at www.ccctracker.com.
Chronic Disease Self-Management
Living with Chronic Conditions Program
Are you an adult with an ongoing health condition?
You’ll get the support you need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health. The program is open to individuals with any physical or mental chronic condition such as asthma, arthritis, COPD, chronic pain, high blood pressure and heart disease.
FREE- 7-week, 2 ½ hour sessions, workshop series to help you
Stepping On – Fall Prevention
What is Stepping On?
Stepping On is a free program that offers older adults a way of reducing falls by incorporating and discussing a range of issues that include falls and risks, strength and balance exercises, initiating a medication review, vision exams, home safety, safe footwear and what to do and how to cope after a fall. The Stepping On course consists of seven weekly classes that are each approximately two-hours in length, followed by a home assessment at three-months, and a six-month follow-up. The Stepping On program is research-based and scientifically proven to reduce falls by over 30% among participants.
The eligibility criteria for participation in the Stepping On program is:
The Early Detection Works program
pays for clinical breast exams, mammograms, pap tests and diagnostic services for women who qualify. To qualify you must reside in Kansas, be 40-64 years old, do not have health insurance, and meet income guidelines. Call 620-235-7136 to enroll in the program or visit www.kdheks.gov/edw to learn more about the program.
Educational Films and Pamphlets
The Health Department will help arrange and assist with programs including ordering of educational materials. A pamphlet library is maintained for community reference and use.
Defines and insures safe disposal of domestic waste. Regulates and controls the development of private wastewater on-site systems and private water systems. Insures safe storage, collection and disposal of solid waste. Establishes appropriate management approach to control nonpoint source pollution. Defines wastewater requirements for single family and subdivisions located in Crawford County.
Performs on-site waste inspections, private well water assessments, and inspection of daycare centers and residential centers.
Healthy Start Program
Our Healthy Start Visitor contacts and supports pregnant women and children up to 2 years of age under the supervision of a registered nurse.
The Health Department is equipped to administer all state mandated childhood vaccines as well as the recommended adult vaccines. On-site clinics are provided for flu and pneumonia. Information on vaccine requirements for international travel can be provided upon request.
Immunizations are provided on a walk-in basis Tuesday from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. and 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. and 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
The Health Department can provide some of the needed vaccinations for travel abroad. It is recommended to call ahead to inquire about the vaccinations needed and their availability through the Health Department.
Kan Be Healthy
Children ages 0-21 who are eligible for the Medicaid program and have a valid Medicaid card may receive periodic free child wellness screenings. The screening consists of periodic physicals and age appropriate development testing, which includes: vision and hearing screenings, dental screenings, lab tests, immunizations and appropriate referrals.
Appointments can be made by calling (620) 231-3200.
Immunization records and a current Medicaid card should be presented at time of appointment.
Licensing Agency for Child Care
Conducts licensing surveys for Kansas Department of Health & Environment for:
School Health Screenings
Contract services offered to schools including:
Special Services for Children
Initiates and assists parent’s application for special services for children in Kansas. Assists parents applying for special services for children due to congenital, physical or other handicapped conditions.
WIC (WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN)
Program covers Crawford, Bourbon, and Allen Counties
A supplemental nutrition program which is federally funded. Food vouchers are for formula, cereal, milk, eggs, cheese, juice and peanut butter or beans.
Pregnant women, recently delivered women, infants, and children up to 5 years of age.
Contact: Alicia Shoemaker, 620-231-5411 ext. 319
410 E. Atkinson
Pittsburg KS 66762
WIC is an equal opportunity program. The USDA prohibits discrimination in its programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability. To file a complaint write to the:
Administration, Food & Nutrition Services, USDA
3101 Park Center Dr.
Alexandria, VA 22301
Health & Family Services
The mission of the Crawford County Health Department Health and Family Services is to provide a wide range of health services that have a demonstrated need in the community, giving priority to those services which are not or cannot be provided at an affordable rate by other sectors of the community. The Health and Family Services Department will service all residents of Crawford County and the surrounding areas, without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, or economic status.
Health and Family Services strives to empower all individuals and families to receive basic health care so that they may sustain life and live to their fullest potential as dignified and worthy human beings with rights and responsibilities as citizens of Kansas. To that end, we create, encourage and advocate opportunities for personal change by providing consumer focused services and consumer driven interagency collaboration in southeast Kansas.
Fees are based on family size and income. Individual payment plans can be arranged. No one is denied service because of inability to pay
Program for a pregnant or parenting female ages 10-21. She receives individualized services to assist them with personal, social, and community resources.
Contact: Tammy Alcantar, 620-231-5411
410 E. Atkinson
Pittsburg KS 66762
Car seat inspection is available by appointment. (620) 231-5411
The Becoming a Mom program
is a prenatal education program that educates pregnant women and their partners on prenatal care, pregnancy health, labor & delivery, infant feeding, infant care, safe sleep, and postpartum care. The program consists of six 2 hour sessions that are held at the Health Department. Participants can earn incentives like car seats and pack n plays for attending all six sessions.
For more information, please call the Health Department at (620)-231-5411 and speak with Tammy.
The next class will be held in October.
The Baby and Me Tobacco Free program
is an evidence based tobacco session program for pregnant women. The program combines cessation support specific to pregnant women and offers incentives, supports low socio-economic groups, implements motivational interviewing skills, and monitors the success of participants. Participants who quit smoking and stay quit have the opportunity to earn diaper vouchers for the first 12 months after delivery. Call (620) 231-3200 for more information.