The Morgan County Health Center board of directors, Wednesday, March 7 in their regular meeting, announced they would be hosting their annual free health fair 8 a.m. to noon Friday, April 7 at the health center, 104 W. Lafayette, in Versailles.
The free health fair will provide cholesterol screening (requires a 12-hour fast); blood pressure screening; blood sugar screening; iron check; and vision and hearing checks. In addition, there will be various information booths set up from different health-related agencies and organizations.
For more information about the free health fair, call 573-378-5438.
Alzheimer’s Support Group
The health center is offering an Alzheimer’s support group twice a month.
The first class was Tuesday, March 6 in Versailles, with seven participants. A second class is planned 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 20 in the Garden Room at Laurie Knolls in Laurie.
The support group is designed to help those struggling with Alzheimer’s disease and family and friends of those with the disease.
For more information, contact Dina Dunklee or Stefanie Pryor at the Morgan County Health Center.
Board Briefs
– The health center did not receive a diabetes grant it was hoping to acquire.
– Bids will be solicited for an accounting firm to provide audits.
– Intruder training was scheduled Monday, March 12 with Troopers from the Highway Patrol.
– The board is considering the possibility of becoming a “hub” to supply Naloxone to law enforcement and emergency medical first responders. It would be kept in a secured environment and be distributed in emergency situation. The drug is used in cases of opioid overdoses.
Report of services
In the January report of services, seven inspections were made, one sewage permit issued; one sewage complaint handled; 33 food permits granted; one water sample taken; and four recalls handled.
Women’s health had two clinics with nine clients. They dispensed birth control pills to 18 women (39 packs), gave six depo shots, performed two sexually transmitted disease tests, and administered one STD treatment.
Three freedom from smoking classes with five participants were conducted.
Two physicals were performed.
WIC saw 513 clients. Special health care had a case load of 54 with 13 new referrals and two home visits. One car seat and one crib were distributed.
There was one CPR class conducted with six clients.
Immunization records for January were not available at press time.
Communicable diseases saw 209 people: one varicella, one PPD, one pertussis, 148 Influenza A, 27 Influenza B, 28 influenza type unknown, one Hepatitis A, one Hepatitis C, and one chlamydia.
Total walk-ins in January were 148: 16 for blood pressure, 15 PPD, 15 pregnancy tests, four injections, 60 lab draws, six toenail clippings, and 47 hemoglobin tests.
In outreach, Kyle Meyer provided nutrition education Jan. 10 (71 participants) and Jan. 18 (61 participants) and Jan. 29 (38 participants) at Food for Morgan County in Versailles.
Meyer, Dina Dunklee, and Stefanie Pryor assisted with the R-II after-school program Jan. 10 (79 students), Jan. 17 (83 students), Jan. 24 (71 students), and Jan. 31 (67 students).
Judd administered 18 blood pressure/glucose checks at Ivy Bend Food Pantry. She also performed a Youth Tobacco Cessation program for Morgan County R-II High School staff, with 40 participants.
The center’s statement of net position, as of Wednesday, Feb. 28, reported a bank balance of $396,786.04.
The next health center board meeting is scheduled 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 at the center in Versailles.

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