Kittitas County Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kittitas County Public Health Department makes changes to services offered
Kittitas County, WA - 06/26/2012 - Due to a downward trend in funding and resources over the past few years and the impact of the economy, the Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD) has made changes to some of its services. KCPHD now only offers immunizations and tuberculosis tests to individuals who do not have an established health care provider. Clinic hours are also being reduced to Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm only. KCPHD will continue to provide overseas travel immunization services as many health care providers do not offer this service.
Community members seeking immunizations or tuberculosis tests from KCPHD will be referred back to their health care provider if they have an established medical home. Individuals who do not have a health care provider, can continue to access services at KCPHD. It is important for individuals to seek services from their medical home provider as this provides continuity in care and enhances health outcomes.
KCPHD recently evaluated the services provided by the department and with the support of the Board of Health decided to make the changes in light of ever decreasing resources. “While we are committed to meeting the needs of community members, we also feel that it is not a good use of our limited resources to duplicate services already provided in our community,” according to Mark Larson, M.D., KCPHD Health Officer.
KCPHD continues to be committed to protecting and promoting the health and the environment of the people of Kittitas County. For questions, please contact KCPHD at 509-962-7515.
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Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Contact (media only): Robin Read, 509-962-7515, email@example.com