Southeast Idaho health clinics testing for HIV and preparing for upcoming school year

There are eight locations in the Southeast Idaho Public Health (SIPH) Department’s network of clinics with Preston the closest to Utah’s portion of the Cache Valley.

Wendy Hobley, SIPH Clinical Services Nurse Manager, said a current emphasis is preparation for the coming school year.

“We are right in the middle of trying to get parents and kids back to our clinics in the region to make sure they are finished up on their immunizations,” said Hobley.

“Our Preston office, and all of our county offices, are holding special immunization clinics on July 18th and August 15th from 1-6 p.m. Give your local office a call and you can schedule an appointment.”

Hobley said all school aged children who receive vaccination services at a SIPH office during these special clinics will have the opportunity to have their name entered into a monthly raffle for a free Kindle Fire tablet. There are three tablets that will be raffled each month in each of the eight county offices.

Thursday the Preston Clinic finished a month of free HIV screening tests.

“At Southeast Idaho Public Health we do this periodically throughout the year and we have done it for many years at all of our locations. Typically we run one of these free month-long clinics in June and usually we do it again in December.”

National HIV Testing Day was Monday, June 27th.

The Preston Clinic has moved to 50 West 100 South, next door to the original facility which is being remodeled and will be ready in about six months.

Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!