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Norwood Health Department Nursing
The Norwood City Health Department
employs two full time nurses to provide services to the Norwood
community. One nurse concentrates activities on pregnant women,
infants, children and young adults while the other provides services
to the elderly and tracks chronic and communicable diseases. This
wide range of services is meant to fulfill our mission to “Prevent.
Promote. Protect.” Our nurses monitor health status, provide
prevention activities and manage interventions when needed. If you have any questions or needs
that are not addressed on this web site, please contact us.
The NCHD nursing division is available to make home visits to families
with new infants when they arrive home from the hospital. Referrals
from the hospital, physician, or family members are accepted. The
nursing staff will complete a physical exam on the infant and provide
educational information about infant care, immunizations, nutrition,
Ohio Medicaid, lead risks, proper car seat usage and child
development. Multiple visits and referral services are available upon
request from the family.
If you or someone you know would like to schedule appointment for a
home visit, please contact the Norwood City Health Department at
|Bureau For Children With Medical Handicaps (BCMH)
BCMH is a program provided by the state of Ohio to assist
families with children with special health care needs. Some of
the eligible conditions include: AIDS, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy,
Chronic Lung Disease, Cleft Lip/Palate, Congenital Heart Disease,
Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Hearing Loss, Hemophilia, Juvenile
Arthritis (JRA), Metabolic Disorders, Scoliosis, Severe Vision
Disorders, Sickle Cell Disease, and Spina Bifida.
BCMH has three
programs that may be able to help children with special health care
The Diagnostic Program
Children may receive services for
three months to rule out, diagnose a condition or establish a plan of
treatment. The services must be completed by a BCMH approved provider
and may include services such as X-rays, up to five days in the
hospital, therapy evaluations, tests and Public Health Nurse
are no financial requirements for use of this program.
The Treatment Program
may receive services for one year if diagnosed with an eligible
condition. The child must be treated for that condition by a BCMH
approved provider. Treatment service may include prescription
medications, medical equipment, laboratory testing, therapies,
surgeries, hospitalizations and Public Health Services. All services
must be related to the child’s eligible condition. If the child
remains eligible, services may be renewed yearly until the child
reaches age 21.
Medical and Financial eligibility are required for Treatment Services.
The Service Coordination Program
assists families with children with specific conditions to coordinate
care with multiple specialists and medical teams.
For a list of BCMH
approved providers by county access the link below and click on the
appropriate county. In the drop down box, select the appropriate
category to locate a provider and click go. Providers are listed
alphabetically by specialty then by name.
BCMH and Help Me
Grow are working together to help families with children under the age
of three to receive services. You may contact your local Health
Department or the Help Me Grow toll-free line at 1-800-755-4769.
Anyone may call
BCMH at 614-466-1700 or e-mail:
Norwood City Health Department at
513-458-4600 for more information.
Immunizations play an important role in the health of children and
adults. The NCHD will provide childhood vaccines to any children who
reside in the state of Ohio. A federal program, Vaccines for
Children, allows us to provide immunizations for children from birth
through 19 years at the NCHD including:
Diptheria/Tetanus/Pertussis for children under age 7 (DTaP)
Tetanus with Pertussis or Whooping Cough 11 or older (Tdap)
Haemophilus B (HIB)
Chicken Pox (Varicella)
Human Papillomavirus for females 11 – 26 (HPV)
The Norwood City Health Department also provides Influenza and
Pneumonia vaccine each fall. For information regarding cost and
clinic or appointment times, please call the health department. This
information will be updated as the flu season approaches.
Adult vaccines offered by the Norwood City Health Department now
include Hepatitis A, Hepatitus B, Tdap (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis)
and MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella). Please call for pricing or to
schedule an appointment.
The NCHD has vaccine clinics scheduled for the second and fourth
Monday of each month between the hours of 2:00pm and 4:00pm. If you would like to schedule an appointment during
that time, contact the health department and we will reserve a time
for you. Please bring a copy of the vaccine record for all who will
be receiving vaccines to the appointment to ensure that no vaccines
will be missed. If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled
clinics, please contact the NCHD nursing staff for a separate
provides tuberculosis skin tests (PPD/Mantoux) for a $20.00
administration fee for each test. An appointment is required and the
client must return in the recommended 48-72 hours for the results in
order for the test to be valid. Appointments may be scheduled on
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday. We do not do testing on
Thursday or Friday if the following Monday is a holiday.
Recommended Immunization Schedules
The following links to CDC provide information on the recommended ages
for routine childhood and adult vaccinations. Check back often for
updated schedules and changes to vaccination requirements. A catch up
schedule is also available for missed or late doses.
An administration fee for vaccination of a child is $20.00 for the
first vaccine and $10.00 for each additional vaccine.
Some vaccines that are
supplied by the ODH are restricted to use on children who are eligible
for the Vaccines for Children Program only. These children
include those who are Medicaid Eligible, Uninsured, Native American or
Alaskan native. Caresource and fee-for-service Medicaid
The charge for adult vaccines is as follows:
Cost of the vaccine + $20.00
It is important to keep immunization records up-to-date, for both
children and adults. It is important to keep up-to-date copies of
immunization records at home in a safe place because proof of
immunization is required when children start daycare or kindergarten.
It will also be easily accessible for emergencies. Ask your
pediatrician or doctor for a copy of your family's immunization
records, and take it with you each time a family member is immunized.
The NCHD also utilizes the Ohio Immunization Registry (Impact SIIS) to
maintain records for our clients. It is a confidential, computerized
information system that provides a single source of immunization
records for you child.
Talk to the infant in a soothing voice.
Rock or hold the child.
Have a pacifier handy.
familiar comforting object (blanket or stuffed toy).
Preschoolers, & School-aged Children:
Distract the child by talking, singing, or telling a story.
Ask the child to count or identify objects around the room.
Bring a favorite item with child to hold.
For Adolescents &
Relax the area that the vaccine will be administered.
Look away if necessary
Use extremity following vaccine to help with any stiffness or pain.
Vaccine Information Statements(VIS) are distributed with each vaccine
given. The statements include information on who should be
vaccinated, why, and what side effects are possible.
If you need further information please contact the NCHD @
The NCHD is not a Travel Vaccine location. Please contact one of the
following locations for assistance.
Global Health Services
All vaccines*, on-site services available, office visit fee,
8087 Cincinnati-Dayton Road
Mercy Health Partners
For an appointment with a Travel Health professional, please call
(513) 346-3730 or 1-888-860-3116
Office locations in Harrison and Batavia, Ohio
Town Medical Center
no Yellow Fever, office visit fee, cash/credit card only
305 West 5th Street
Passport Health - Cincinnati and Northern
all vaccines*, travel supplies/services available on-site, office
visit fee. Call (513) 891-3093 to schedule an appointment at all
Wyoming Family Practice Center
office visit fee, cash/credit card only
305 Crescent Avenue
Urgent Care of Oakley,
all vaccines*, no consulting fee
5002 Ridge Avenue
Yellow Fever and Hepatitis A
Communicable disease surveillance and
investigation is a vital part of protecting the health and well-being
of the citizens of Norwood City. These surveillance and investigation
activities are largely dependent on prompt disease reporting from many
reporting sources. As required by law, physicians, hospitals, labs and
healthcare providers must report certain communicable diseases to the
City Health Department. Communicable disease reports received by the
Norwood City Health Dept are investigated and documented according to
state guidelines. All reports received are kept confidential according
to HIPAA requirements.
The communicable disease staff at the Health Department work closely
with all reporting sources to obtain complete and accurate information
about each disease report received so that appropriate investigative
actions are taken. Data obtained through these investigations are
submitted to the Ohio Department of Health via the Ohio Disease
Reporting System. Disease investigation activities provide the staff
with an opportunity to educate both individuals and the public on
disease processes, identify resources for further information and
care, and implement measures necessary to prevent the further spread
of disease. The Health Department communicable disease staff also work
with schools, daycares, long-term care facilities and others to
respond to concerns, provide information and promote the health of
these specific populations.
The Norwood City Health Department values the cooperation of
physicians, hospitals, labs, healthcare providers and other reporting
sources in our efforts to prevent disease and promote good health
among the citizens of Norwood City.
Communicable disease information:
What to Report:
Communicable Disease Law and Reporting
According to the Ohio Administrative Code 3701-3-03, the following
rules apply to reporting:
3701-3-03 Reportable disease notification.
(A) The physician in attendance of a case or suspect case of a disease
which is required by law to be reported, including all "class A",
"class B", and "class C" categories of disease designated as
reportable under rule 3701-3-02 of the
Administrative Code, shall submit a case report to the board of health
of the health district in which the patient resides.
(B) A person in charge of a hospital, clinic, or other institution
providing care or treatment, having knowledge of a reportable disease
case or suspect case, shall submit a case report to the board of
health unless there is evidence that the case
has already been reported.
(C) Any individual having knowledge of a person suffering from a
disease suspected of being communicable is authorized to report to the
board of health all known facts
relating to the case or incident.
Additional information regarding the Ohio Administrative Code, Chapter
3703-3, Communicable Diseases and Ailments can be obtained at the
Ohio Department of Health.
|Blood Pressure Screenings
The Health Department provides blood pressure screenings at the
Norwood Senior Center on the second Wednesday of every
month. No membership or appointment is required.
The Norwood Health Department will also provide blood pressure
screenings at the office by appointment.
Information about blood pressure and the importance of monitoring can
be found at:
|Home Health Nurse Visits
Home Health Nursing is provided by the nursing staff at the Norwood
City Health Department. The staff works with referrals from
physicians, family members, hospitals, EMS, home care agencies, and
other community agencies.
Registered Nurses provide in home services to Norwood residents. The
nurse will come to the home free of charge for services such as
medication management, diabetes management, and general physical
assessments. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.
The NCHD has
literature available to the public on many topics including:
The kiosk in the
lobby has many items available for the public. If you have a need for
specific information please contact the NCHD.
some helpful sites:
Help Me Grow:
Centers for Disease Control and Investigation:
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center:
Safe Kids USA:
Cincinnati Health Council:
Ohio Tobacco Prevention Foundation:
American Cancer Society:
Drug and Poison Control:
Lead continues to be a risk to all children and families. If a family
lives within a High Risk Zip Code area (45212), “ All children must
have a documented test twice between 9 and 36 months, with 12 months
between tests unless clinically indicated sooner; and at least once if
age 3-6 years but without a previous documented test………………….It’s Ohio
Law”. (OCLPPP 3/2004)
The NCHD has information available to the public that include but are
not limited to the following:
Effects of Lead on children
Lead and Pregnancy
List of Licensed Lead Abatement Contractors.
Also available at the NCHD is the Hepa-Vac loaner program. The vacuum
is used to help reduce the chances of lead dust being released into
the air during vacuuming of flooring or furniture in the home. The
loaner program is free to the public. You must complete an
application and supply a copy of your current driver’s license or
State ID. All of the supplies are included. Vacuum must be returned
clean and in the condition in which it left the NCHD.
If a child has a blood test result that is ≥ 15µg/dL, a referral is
sent by the laboratory/physician to the ODH and the NCHD for an
assessment of the home/environment to check for possible lead exposure
risks. Further educational materials will also be made available to
the families during this visit.
If you would like more information about Lead, please contact the NCHD
Lead Screening Requirements and Medical
Ohio Department of Health: