Links & Resources
LINKS & RESOURCES
ADDITIONAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT RESOURCES
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES – HEALTHCARE PROVIDER RESOURCES
We value our partnership with you and consider it essential to our work in safeguarding our community’s health. The following links represent resources you have most frequently requested. If you would like additional online information, please call the Grant County Health Department at 541-575-0429
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL
- CDC A-Z Disease Index
- CDC Sexually Transmitted Disease Guidelines
- CDC Influenza Information for Healthcare Providers
OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY – PUBLIC HEALTH
- Oregon State Notifiable Conditions – What is Reportable and When?
- Oregon Disease Investigative Guidelines
- CDC’s Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedules
- CDC’s Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule
- CDC’s Travel Immunization Recommendations
- Oregon’s Immunization Program
TOBACCO CESSATION RESOURCES
ANIMAL BITES AND RABIES
Rabies is a rare and preventable disease that is primarily spread through animal bites, although it can also be contracted by handling an animal with rabies. If you receive treatment on a timely basis after exposure to rabies, you can expect to be fine. If you do not receive treatment, rabies is fatal. It is vital for you to report any animal bites as soon as they happen. In the past, rabies treatments for humans were a series of extremely painful shots. Today, those shots are not more painful than most vaccines you will receive during your lifetime.
In Oregon, bats are by far the most common carrier of rabies. However, any mammal can have rabies. If you have been bitten by a wild animal of any kind, it is important to seek assistance. It is also important to seek assistance if you have been bitten by a dog or a cat.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN BITTEN BY AN ANIMAL
Call 541-575-0429. It is very important for you to report the bite! Grant County Health Department will provide you with the right resources for assistance and information.
IF YOUR DOG OR CAT BITES A HUMAN
Call 541-575-0429. By Oregon State law (ORS 433, OAR 333.019 – 0345) dogs and cats that bite humans and break skin must be quarantined and observed for a 10-day period to ensure there are no symptoms of rabies. If an animal is up-to-date on its rabies vaccine, it usually can be observed at home. If an animal is not up-to-date on its rabies vaccine, or if the bite was a particularly dangerous one, the animal may be required to be quarantined and observed at a licensed veterinarian’s office. Unless there are serious charges against the dog or its owner, the animal will be returned to the owner at the end of the observation period.
HOME VISITING PROGRAM
The goal of our Home Visiting Programs is to improve the health of women, children and their families. We help our clients get health insurance, establish a medical home and connect with other community resources, including WIC, counseling, legal and other support services. Our client education services focus on promoting healthy lifestyle choices and nurturing parenting skills. Public Health Nurses provide visits for Maternity Case Management, Babies First, and CaCoon (CAreCOOrdinatioN), while trained Healthy Families Home Visitors (paraprofessionals) provide visits for the Healthy Families Program.
Referrals for home visits are accepted from schools, health care providers and other community agencies. Self-referrals are also accepted.
- Home visiting services are most effective when there is a “warm handoff” from the referring party. Please discuss with your client the benefits of home visiting referral process.
- To help us place your client into the most appropriate program, please provide as much of the requested information as you have available.
- Fax referrals to (541) 575-3604
- Contact us at (541) 575-0429 if you have any questions or special concerns about your client.
Our public health nurses and staff provide safe and healthy environments for our clients. The four programs are: Maternity Case Management, Babies First, CaCoon and Oregon MothersCare.
For current travel information please visit the CDC’s website. You will find much of the information you’ll need to make proper travelling decisions. Please schedule an appointment to see the nurse practitioner or see your primary care physician for acquiring travel shots and medicines.