Community Health Department
Our Community Health Team leads the way in disease prevention with community outreach, education, collaboration, and health services in the Greater Nashua Public Health Region (GNPHR). Our overarching goal is to have an educated community that is practicing preventative health behaviors.
Our services and activities include, but are not limited to:
- Asthma Home Visiting Program
- Child and Adult Immunization
- Communicable Disease Investigation
- Community Education and Outreach - Including mobile services!
- HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) Testing, Counseling, and Referral to Care
- Hosting Conferences, Events, Trainings, and More!
- Lead Testing and Case Management
- Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Testing, Counseling, and Treatment
- Syringe Access Services through the SSANA Program
- Tuberculosis (TB) Testing, Case Management, and Daily Observed Therapy (DOT)
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Temporary Change in Services
Effective July 6, 2020, our Community Health Team will provide limited services by appointment only utilizing our mobile outreach van. See below to learn more about our services being offered during this time. If you need access to additional services, call 603-589-4500, email us at PH@nashuanh.gov, or dial 2-1-1.
- Asthma Services & Lead Testing: call 603-589-4500
- Child Immunization Clinics FULL Schedule
- Infectious Disease Information & Services: call 603-589-4500
- Immunizations, STD/HIV/HCV Testing, & SSANA Services
Vaccinations During COVID-19
A recent CDC report found a drop in routine child vaccinations due to families staying at home. Children need to be protected against vaccine-preventable diseases. The CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend every child continues to receive routine vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the recommended vaccine schedule provides your child with the best protection from potentially serious diseases.
If your child is due for a well-child visit, call the doctor’s office and ask about ways they safely offer visits during this time. Many medical offices are taking extra steps to make sure that visits can happen safely, including:
- Scheduling sick visits and well-child visits during different times of the day;
- Asking patients to remain outside until it’s time for their appointment to reduce the number of people in waiting rooms; and
- Offering sick visits and well-child visits in different locations.