Health Department serves range of patients in Grant County

<p>Some of the health department staff, left to right:?Dr. Tim Neilson, Anna Gillihan, Danetta Lewis, Joanne Moles, Donna Adams and Sheila Comer.</p>

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

• Complete physicals

• Family planning

• Immunizations

• 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.


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