Huron County Public Health is pleased to announce the opening of Huron County Public Health Services. Huron County Public Health Services will begin offering primary care for all ages with Jodi Schwab, Certified Nurse Practitioner, by appointment, starting November 2, 2020, at Huron County Public Health located at 28 Executive Drive in Norwalk.
Primary Care - Recognizing the need for low cost, quality healthcare for community members with or without insurance or a medical home, Huron County Public Health provides primary care visits in our Norwalk office.
Patient Education - HCPH Health Services provides a vital service for providers and patients. Designed to enhance the provider's care with health education related to a specific diagnosis such as diabetes or to provide preventive health care instruction such as self-breast examinations, patient education is often the key to full recovery, health maintenance, or illness prevention.
Counseling sessions - are held by healthcare professionals for individuals or for the patient and family members, as desired. A minimal fee is charged for a session and most patient education activities are specifically designed for the patient involved. Topics may include detailed medication instruction, injury prevention, tobacco cessation, or diabetes, for example.
Want to Become a Patient?
Huron County Public Health has been providing quality primary care in Huron County since 1998. There are currently no state or federal monies received for direct support of this service.
There is a nominal fee for those without insurance. Proof of household income is required.
As of November 2, 2020, we now accept patients with or without insurance, including Medicare/Medicaid. Patients are seen by appointment only.
If you do not have a doctor and want to be a patient, please fill out the patient application (both sides) and bring or send it to Huron County Public Health. Please note that this is NOT a free or walk-in clinic. We encourage persons who may be eligible for Medicaid to apply for coverage. For more information, go to Huron County Job and Family Services.
Registration- During your first visit, specific information must be recorded to create a permanent medical history for you. Huron County Public Health uses a computer system to store this information, to keep records of past visits, and to schedule appointments. This does save time for you, but please allow sufficient time for this interview, especially for a first visit or when updating your file on following visits. We must also take a copy of the patient’s or the patient’s guardian’s photo identification. It is important that you keep your medical files updated. Any changes of address, telephone, household income or insurance coverage needs to be reported as soon as possible to the clerk at the reception desk. By helping us keep this information current, we can serve you more quickly and efficiently.
Records- Your medical record is held in strictest confidence by Huron County Public Health. In order to assure this confidentiality is maintained, your medical record will not be released to anyone unless you have given your written consent. If you need a copy of your medical record sent to another physician, you should ask the receptionist for a Medical Records Release Form. After you have completed the form, your record will be copied and mailed. Records are copied and mailed within 7 business days.
In keeping with records retention guidelines, your medical record will be retained for no more than three years beyond the last date you saw a provider at the District. In the case of treatment of a minor, the record will be retained for seven years beyond the age of majority (typically age 21 years).
Payment Policy- Payment is due at the time of service for self-pay clients and copays are due at the time of visit. All service is delivered on a cash basis, which is determined by a nominal fee of $30 plus additional charges according to a sliding fee scale based on household income. If you wish to pay your bill with a debit or credit card, a credit card fee will also be charged. If you do not have proof of coverage or household income, you will be charged at 100% or asked to reschedule.
Billing- You will pay your bill at the time of service. This enables us to keep fees manageable. To avoid any misunderstandings, please discuss your financial concerns or problems early. Our staff will be happy to discuss your charges and payments with you.