JOHN DAY - Keeping the community healthy ... is what the Grant County Health Department is all about.
The department's team of health professionals, which includes six fulltime, two part-time and one fill-in staff, offers a family-friendly environment and a multitude of health care needs.
Among the services offered at the health department are:
Both primary and acute care
Home visits for children with disabilities or who are high risk
Maternity case management
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) services
John Combs, in addition to being administrator of the health department, is a registered nurse, a registered environmental health specialist, and the emergency preparedness coordinator for Grant, Wheeler and Harney counties.
Dr. Tim Neilson, DNP, is available at the health department Monday-Thursday. He completed his DNP (Doctorate of Nursing Practices) last June from Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.
Patty Newman, a family nurse practitioner from Bend, comes over two days each month.
Hours open are 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The office is closed during the noon hour.
The Grant County Health Department is located at 528 E. Main St., Suite E, in John Day. Call 541-575-0429 for more information.