In recognition of National Preparedness Month, the Health Department is offering copies of the "Be Aware, Be Prepared" booklets, featuring ways to prepare for and recover from disasters. Stop in Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30 to pick up your free copy.
The Health Department's office in Papillion will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018, in recognition of Labor Day.
August 20 is World Mosquito Day. This day has been recognized since 1897 when the link between mosquitoes and malaria transmission was first discovered. Since then, public health practitioners have been studying other mosquito-borne viruses like West Nile Virus, Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika. Mosquitoes can spread these viruses to people and animals, and most effective way to avoid getting sick is to prevent mosquito bites.
The Health Department's office in Papillion will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in recognition of Independence Day.
The Sarpy/Cass Health Department is excited to announce that we will be offering an additional monthly Basic Foot Care and Blood Pressure Clinic for seniors, 55 years and older, at our office. The clinic will be held on the first Wednesday of each month, starting August 1, 2018, from 9 am – 12pm. There is a fee of $5.00 for the service. Appointments can be made by calling Arlene Williams, BSN, RN, at 402-537-6971.
*Please note, these clinics are not a substitute for your regular doctor and/or podiatrist.
The Sarpy/Cass Health Department is currently seeking a licensed physician to fulfill the dual role of Medical Consultant/Sarpy County representative on the Sarpy/Cass Board of Health.
The Health Department t is collecting dead corvids, such as blue jays, crows, and magpies, for West Nile Virus testing. If you find any of these birds that have been dead for less than 24 hours and are in good condition, please phone the Health Department at 402-339-4334.
Summer is West Nile Virus season. Protect yourself. Take precautions. Stay indoors during dusk and dawn when mosquitos are most active. Wear long pants and long sleeved shirts. Eliminate standing water where mosquitos breed. And wear insect repellent while outdoors. The Health Department is distributing free insect repellent to residents of Sarpy and Cass counties. Stop by our office to pick up a package of repellent wipes.
The Health Department's office in Papillion will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018, in recognition of Memorial Day.