Other Health Services
HIV/Hepatitis C Testing
HCPH also provides STD and pregnancy testing. Please visit Reproductive Health for more information.
Injections such as contraceptives (prescribed by private physicians) and vitamin injections (prescribed by a private physician) can also be provided by Huron County Public Health.
Please call 419-668-1652 Ext. 241 to discuss your options for injections.
HCPH also provides Vivitrol, a medication-assisted therapy for opiate addiction recovery. For more information about HCPH's Vivitrol program click here.
Head Lice Checks
Public Health Nurses can perform a head lice check on persons who think they may have lice. Most schools in Huron County have a "no nit" policy which requires that children with lice or nits be seen by the Health District or their physician and receive a note that says they no longer have lice or nits. This "no nit" policy is NOT the requirement of Huron County Public Health. The Health Department can perform a head lice check on a walk-in basis, however, there may be a wait until there is a nurse available. The fee for this service is $22.00 and Medicaid is accepted. Please call if you have questions about the head lice check or want more information about preventing or getting rid of head lice.
The following are steps that can be taken to help prevent and control the spread of head lice:
Avoid head-to-head (hair-to-hair) contact during play and other activities at home, school, and elsewhere (sports activities, playground, slumber parties, camp).
Do not share clothing such as hats, scarves, coats, sports uniforms, hair ribbons, or barrettes
Do not share combs, brushes, or towels. Disinfest combs and brushes used by a person with head lice by soaking them in hot water (at least 130°F) for 5-10 minutes
Do not lie on beds, couches, pillows, carpets, or stuffed animals that have recently been in contact with someone with lice
Machine wash and dry clothing, bed linens, and other items that someone with lice wore or used during the 2 days before treatment using the hot water (130°F) laundry cycle and the high heat drying cycle. Clothing and items that are not washable can be dry-cleaned OR sealed in a plastic bag and stored for 2 weeks.
Vacuum the floor and furniture, particularly where the infested person sat or lay.
Do not use fumigant sprays or fogs; they are not necessary to control head lice and can be toxic if inhaled or absorbed through the skin.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment call 419-668-1652 Ext. 241.