Public Health Nursing
Here for you in all phases of life ...
Programs and Services:
California Children's Services (CCS) [top]
CCS helps families with children who have serious medical conditions. It provides diagnosis and treatment services, medical case management, physical and occupational therapy services to children with eligible medical conditions (from birth to age 21).
For information call (530) 621-6128 or (530) 573-3157.
Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP) [top]
CHDP provides complete health and dental assessments for early detection and prevention of diseases and disabilities in children and youth (including school entry exams, sports physicals and immunizations). Serves:
- Medi-Cal eligible children birth through 20 years
- Low income children at or below 200 percent of poverty, birth through 18 years
For information, call (530) 621-6110 or (530) 573-3165.
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) [top]
Many children are exposed to lead in the home through lead-based paint and other objects. Lead poisoning can cause learning disabilities, behavioral problems, and, at very high levels, seizures, coma, and death. Children under age six are at greatest risk. Public Health can help parents assess the lead danger in their home and can test blood for lead.
For info call (530) 573-3165 or visit: CDC Lead Prevention Tips
For child safety and recalled product info visit: US Consumer Product Safety Commission Website
Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care (HCPCFC) [top]
Public Health nurses are located in county child welfare service agencies and probation departments to give expertise on medical, dental, mental and developmental needs of children and youth in foster care. The nurses:
- Advocate for health needs of the child
- Provide medical case planning and coordination
- Serve as a resource to facilitate referral to early intervention providers
- Oversee the creation and updating of the Health and Education Passport
For info call (530) 642-4817. For information about County Foster Care, visit: Foster Care Program Website
Health Ministry Liaison [top]
The Health Ministry liaison program supports faith communities that are beginning or expanding their Health Ministry/Parish Nurse programs. We offer consultation and opportunities for networking to promote interdisciplinary education and development.
Call (530) 906-7872 for more information.
The Immunization Program protects the community through immunizations for people all ages. Low or no cost vaccinations are given for people who have no health insurance, and for children with CHDP, Medi-Cal or who are underinsured (their health plan does not pay for vaccines, etc). Vaccines are given at the Public Health clinics in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe by appointment. To get an appointment, call (530) 621-6100 in the Placerville area or (530) 573-3155 in South Lake Tahoe.
Click here for more info. Also visit: Child & Adolescent Immunization Schedules or State IZ Branch Websites.
Maternal Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) [top]
The MCAH program helps women, children and families access care and improve their health. Services are free and include:
- Assessing health and psychosocial needs
- Consultation and teaching about illness and disease
- Helping families access medical systems and find specialty care Information on how to have a healthy pregnancy and caring for your child
- Home visits
For info about the MCAH program in El Dorado County, call (530) 621-6108. A toll-free information line is available to answer perinatal questions and access resources. Call 1-800-844-4491.
For info on how to Breast feed at work click here.
Maternal Child Adolescent Health Needs Assessment 2016-2020 [top]
Every five years, a statewide
needs assessment is completed of the health status and system capacity for the entire
maternal, child and adolescent health population in California. Each local health jurisdiction (LHJ) completes the local needs
assessment and uses the results to plan local programs. The
California MCAH Division compiles information from the local needs assessments and uses
other statewide data to develop the statewide needs assessment. For a copy of El Dorado County's MCAH local needs assessment click here.
School Based Collaboratives [top]
A students' health, and their ability to learn, is enhanced with the support of families, schools and communities working together. Public Health Nurses provide adjunctive services on some school campuses and offer services such as:
- Health education
- Physical education
- Nutrition assessment
- Health assessment
- Psychological and counseling referrals
- Health promotion for staff
- For more info call (530) 621-6108