Facebook Twitter More...

Blood work, physicals, family planning all available in Provo to anyone

PROVO, UTAH (October 4, 2013) - - If you think the Utah County Health Department (UCHD) only offers services to unemployed or low-income families, you could be missing out on a valuable resource for you and your family.

"Our clinics offer services to everyone," said Jackie Evans-Black, UCHD clinical services bureau director. "Some of our services are income based, but most services are offered to the general public and at very reasonable prices."

For instance, the UCHD lab provides blood draws and panels to anyone on a walk-in basis. ABO (blood typing), complete blood count (CBC), lipid panel (cholesterol), comprehensive metabolic tests and thyroid panels are just a few of the services offered. "Titer checking for students entering health care majors is also very popular and economical," said Black. MMR, varicella, Hep A, B and C, and others are all available. Test results are generally back in a couple of days.

Missionaries and scouts can receive their required physicals at the UCHD. These and well-child check-ups are only $30, and available by appointment generally within a couple of days of calling. Immigration physicals are also available.

Family planning services include consultation and prescription for many birth control options. And, of course, a complete selection of immunizations are available to everyone, including child, back-to-school, adult and travel vaccines.

All services are provided in English and Spanish. For appointments, please call 801-851-7031 or 801-851-7038. For details of these and other services, please see www.UtahCountyHealth.org" and click on "Community Health (Nursing).

The Utah County Health Department seeks to promote health, and prevent avoidable disease and injury by monitoring the health of our community, and assuring conditions in which people can be healthy. For information on UCHD programs or services, please visit www.UtahCountyHealth.org or call 801-851-7000. You can also now follow the UCHD at www.FaceBook.com/uchealth, www.instagram.com/UtahCountyHealthDept, www.twitter.com/uchd, or www.pinterest.com/uchd.