Entries by Ashley Hedstrom

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 […]

“Ask a Doctor” at Diabetes Forum

News Release – (04/26/2019) “Ask a Doctor” at Diabetes Forum ST. GEORGE, UT – On Thursday, May 9th at 6 PM, the Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) in St. George will be hosting a Diabetes and Prediabetes Community Forum. This event will provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions of medical experts or […]

Celebrate National Bike Month in May

NEWS RELEASE: April 23, 2019 Celebrate National Bike Month in May WASHINGTON COUNTY, UT-  With over 300 days of sunshine, Washington County is easily one of the best places to get into the habit of bicycling to work, to the grocery store, or just for fun!  May is National Bike Month, featuring local activities planned […]

Health Department Offering Free Health Education and A1C Testing

NEWS RELEASE – (03/08/2019) Health Department Offering Free Health Education and A1C Testing ST. GEORGE, UT – The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) is offering three new opportunities for healthy living education to help residents lose weight and prevent diabetes and heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart […]

Increased E-cigarette Advertising and Teen Vaping

NEWS RELEASE (2-20-19) Increased E-cigarette Advertising and Teen Vaping WASHINGTON COUNTY, UT – The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) has seen an increase in advertising for e-cigarette/vaping products, raising concerns about influence on children and teens. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has found that an increase in e-cigarette advertising correlates with increases in […]

Holiday Hours

Beaver We will be closed Tuesday, January 1st. Cedar City We will be closed Tuesday, January 1st. Kanab We will be closed Tuesday, January 1st. Panguitch We will be closed Tuesday, January 1st. St. George We will be closed Tuesday, January 1st.

Free A1C Testing – November 2018

Get your FREE A1C test to screen for Diabetes and Prediabetes In support of National Diabetes Month, the Southwest Utah Public Health Department is offering FREE A1C testing to screen for diabetes and prediabetes during the month of November. To qualify for the free screening you must be a resident of either Washington, Iron, Kanab, Garfield, […]