10/2014 - In recognition of the National Food Day, the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) meeting has been scheduled to take place at 2:00 PM on October 24, 2014 at the Dye Clay YMCA located at 3322 Moody Ave, Orange Park, FL. Call 904-529-2800 for more information. If you have questions concerning access, wish to request a sign language interpreter or accommodations for a disability please contact the Florida Department of Health in Clay County at (904) 529-2800. Early requests are encouraged, a week will generally allow us to provide seamless access.
07/2014 - Our July 2014 issue of the EPI newsletter has been published.
06/2014 - Clay County Emergency Management has updated the hurricane evacuation and shelter map.
04/2014 - Please read our March 2014 issue of the EPI newsletter.
02/2014 - We are proud to announce the Teen Health Center program being offered Tuesdays from at the Ed Stansel Clinic in Green Cove Springs for ages 12-18. Enjoy great food and free services. Contact us for more information.
01/2014 - Social Services Eligibility Information has been updated. Please note the new Bear Run location and hours.
08/2013 - Healthiest Weight Florida is a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not for profit organizations, businesses, and entire communities to help Florida's children and adults make choices about healthy eating and active living.
PROTECT AGAINST THE FLU
While it is not too late to get a flu shot, DOH-Clay has a very limited supply of flu vaccine formulated for children under 3 years of age and none for older children and adults. Check with your physician, local pharmacies and urgent care clinics for vaccine.
Besides a vaccination, the following steps can help reduce your chance of becoming ill:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, because germs spread this way.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
Be sure to watch for symptoms of the flu, such as headache, fever, a severe cough, runny nose or body aches. If you are sick with flu?like illness, contact your primary care physician to determine whether you need antiviral medication. Stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone (except to get medical care or for other necessities).
Clay Transit provides transportation assistance to all Clay County residents. Please visit their website for more information.
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The Department of Health in Clay County has proudly offered Public Health Services to the community since 1941. Some of the current services are WIC & Nutrition, Immunizations, School Health, Water Testing, Sharps Disposal, Adult & Child Health Care, Family Planning, STD's & HIV/AIDS and Public Health Preparedness. Certified copies of birth and death records may be obtained from the health department.
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