Monday, June 18, 2018
     
Family Planning and Well Woman Services

The Family Planning Program in Kansas originated in 1965 with the passage of K.S.A. 23-501, 502 which directed the State Board of Health "to establish and maintain family planning centers to furnish and disseminate information concerning means and methods of planned parenthood".  Subsequent to federal legistlation in 1970, family planning services were broadened by providing federal funding and guidelines for services.

The Family Planning Program is viewed as a basic health service essential for the promotion of optimal family health throughout the reproductive life cycle.  The program strives to improve the health of families through the advantageous timing and spacing of pregnancies.  The Wabaunsee County Health Department's objective is to provide comprehensive family planning services to women and men throughout the county who cannot obtain services from the private sector, due either to economic barriers or lack of medical resources.

Family Planning/ Well Woman Clinics are conducted once a month on a Saturday morning 9:00am to 11:00am.  Specific dates vary from month to month.  Appointments are required to ensure that adequate supplies are available for services requested.  Services provided during the clinic include:  health education, laboratory screening, pap smear, breast exam, and history intake.  Contraceptives are available as needed following contraceptive and reproductive health counseling.  Policies and procedures are in line with the current federal regulations and guidelines for Title X funds.  A schedule of fees and discounts for services is available at the time of service or upon request.



The next Family Planning/Well Woman Clinic will be conducted on May 19th 9-11a.m.  The Wabaunsee County Health Department is located at 215 Kansas Ave, Alma, KS, in the basement level of the county courthouse. You can make an appointment for either of these clinics by calling our office at 785-765-2425.

 

Child Care Laws and Reporting Abuse and Neglect

Kansas Child Care Laws K.S.A. 65-501 through 65-524 and Lexi's Law Senate HB 2356 requires that anyone providing care for unrelated children in their home must be licensed.  Exemptions exist for two conditions: first, if the children are immediately related to the provider; and second, if the provider is caring for two or less children, unrelated to the provider, for a combined total of less than 20 hours a week.

More information may be found at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment website:http://www.kdheks.gov/bcclr/gen_info.html. Parents seeking family day care may find community specific information by calling Child Care Aware of Kansas @1-877-678-2548 or log on to www.ks.childcareaware.org  

Child Care Licensing Application Packets and Forms may be found at the KDHE website via this link: http://www.kdheks.gov/bcclr/forms.html

How to Find the CHILDCARE LICENSING On-Line Application

The new on-line Application for Day Care can be found on the state child care website as follows:

1.       Go to http://www.kdheks.gov

2.        Click on the Public Health tab toward the top of the page.

3.        Go to the Family Health box, near the middle right side of the white page and

      click “Child Care Licensing.”

4.        In the middle of the Child Care Licensing page, go to the box titled, “Child Care and Early

       Education Portal.”  Click on “Apply Online for a Child Care License.”

All child care applications new and renewal are to be completed on-line beginning June 1,2014.  Tutorials and assistance are available at the website.

CHILD CARE COMPLAINTS OR CONCERNS:

Parents who have concerns about the quality of care their children are receiving or about someone who is caring for children and is not licensed or registered should contact Jamie Roberts, Child Care Licensing Specialist, (620) 342-4864, option 5, or email at jroberts@flinthillshealth.org. To report your concern anonymously, visit www.flinthillshealth.org.  If you feel your child has been neglected or physically, sexually, or mentally abused while in care, or by anyone else, immediately contact the 24 hour SRS hotline # 1-800-922-5330.


  

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Treat Me Right

This STD Awareness Month, CDC and partners are reaching out to healthcare providers and patients alike with this very important message: Treat Me Right.

What does that mean? For providers, this involves many aspects of patient care – from fostering a trusting patient-provider relationship to ensuring that patients are correctly diagnosed and treated – and everything in between.

For patients, this means knowing what they can do to stay safe and healthy and how to directly ask their provider for the care that they need and deserve.

At a time when STDs are at a record high, it’s never been more important to protect your patients’ sexual health as a provider, or stand up for your own sexual health as a patient. Having a strong patient-provider relationship is always important, and the stronger these relationships are, the weaker STDs will become.

Here, readers can find STD prevention resources for partners, providers, patients, and more


 
  

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Health Department

Office Hours:
Monday: 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Tuesday through Thursday: 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Friday: 8:00 A.M.- 3:00 P.M.
Satellite immunization clinics and multiphasic clinics at 2 sites a month.


215 Kansas
Alma, KS 66401

Phone: 785-765-2425
Fax: 785-765-3594
Email: health@wbcounty.org

 

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