Entries by Ashley Hedstrom

Holiday Hours

Beaver We will be closed the following days: Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th. Tuesday, December 3rd. Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th. Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Cedar City We will be closed the following days: Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th. Tuesday, December 3rd. Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th. […]

$5 A1C Tests During National Diabetes Month

News Release (11/1/2019) $5 A1C Tests During National Diabetes Month In recognition of National Diabetes Month, the Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) is offering a free prediabetes risk screening and a $5 A1C test for diabetes and prediabetes throughout November (80% discount). To qualify for the reduced price you must be at least 18 […]

Accepted Insurances

The Southwest Utah Public Health Department currently accepts and bills to the following insurance companies. Please verify your plan benefits with your insurance company before receiving services and bring your insurance card with you when visiting the health department. Aetna DMBA (Deseret Mutual) Select Health PEHP United Health Tall Tree Educators Mutual Healthy Premier Medicaid […]

E-Cigarette Health Advisory

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a health advisory regarding severe lung disease and the use of e-cigarettes. Click HERE to read it.    Click HERE to learn more about e-cigarettes with our Clearing the Vapor course.

Rabies

  Rabies is a deadly virus spread to people from the saliva of infected animals. In the US, those animals include bats, coyotes, foxes, raccoons, and skunks. Cases in domestic dogs and cats are fewer in number due to vaccination programs, but can still occur.  Most of the rabies cases identified in Southwest Utah occur […]

Steps to a Healthier You (FREE)!

News Release (08/23/2019) Steps to a Healthier You (FREE)! KANAB, UT –  The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) is offering “Steps to a Healthier You”, a free 8-week class that helps participants make simple, sustainable changes for a healthier lifestyle. It will be held at the SWUPHD office at 445 N. Main on Tuesdays […]

West Nile Virus

The most effective way to avoid getting sick from viruses spread by mosquitoes when at home and during travel is to prevent mosquito bites: Use insect repellent: When used as directed, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Use an external EPA-registered insect repellent with one […]

Free Car Seat Safety Checks

News Release  – (07/19/2019) Free Car Seat Safety Checks KANAB, UT – The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) is now offering free child car seat safety checks and installations for parents and caregivers in Kane County. “This check is essential for anyone who transports children in their vehicles”, says Delaney Matheson, SWUPHD Child Passenger […]

Questions About Diabetes & Nutrition?

News Release – (07/09/2019) Questions About Diabetes & Nutrition? The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) will be hosting its monthly Diabetes and Prediabetes Community Forum on Thursday, July 11th (6pm) at its St. George office. This month’s topic will be the role nutrition plays in the development and treatment of diabetes. You’ll learn how […]

Youth ATV Certification Course Offered

NEWS RELEASE – (07/01/2019)  Youth ATV Certification Course Offered KANE COUNTY, UT – In order to help increase the number of minors who are certified to ride ATVs, the Southwest Utah Public Health Department, in partnership with the Utah Division of Natural Resources, is holding an Off-Highway Vehicle Safety Certificate Course for youth. The class […]