Health and Wellness
The Health and Wellness Division offers an array of primary and preventive services. The scope of services includes care of the individual through clinical services as well as disease prevention and health promotion directed toward the community as a whole.
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- HIV Testing
- Lab Services
- Pregnancy Testing & Counseling
|INFECTIOUS DISEASE SURVEILLANCE AND REPORTING|
Program services are initiated upon receiving a report of a suspected or diagnosed case of a disease classified as a "Reportable Communicable Disease" or "Notifiable Condition." A listing of the Reportable Diseases/Injuries in Texas is available.
|TOBACCO CESSATION CLASSES|
The Health Promotions Program offers the American Cancer Society's Fresh Start smoking cessation classes for adults wishing to quit using tobacco products. Please click here for information on registration. For more information, please get in touch with 940-761-7635.
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Speakers can present programs on numerous disease/injury prevention and health promotion topics.
Continuing Health Education programs are offered on Public Health topics of interest to other area health professionals.
|DIABETES MANAGEMENT AND HEALTHY LIVING CLASSES|
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These FREE education classes are for individuals who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. They are held once a week for six weeks and are taught by trained Health Educators using a licensed Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) curriculum. Topics include:
· Understanding the Human Body
· Risk Factors
· Blood Glucose Monitoring
· Physical Activity
· Diabetes Meal Planning
· Diabetes Complications
· Medications and Healthcare Team
· Stress Management
We also have FREE healthy living classes for individuals who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. They are held once a week for twelve weeks and are focused on active lifestyle changes in order to prevent and/or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. A Certified Lifestyle Coach teaches individuals to identify changes they can make in their personal diet and activity level that will result in a healthier weight, more nutritious diet, and increased level of regular physical activity.
All classes are available in English and Spanish. For more information, or to register, please call (940)761-7916 or register online at Online Registration.
TEXAS HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
This program is designed to improve policies and environments that promote health and reduce the risk factors for chronic diseases in the community, with a focus on:
- Physical Activity
- Healthy Food Options
- Mother-Friendly Worksites
- Public School Health and Activity Programs
- Worksite Wellness Programs
- Tobacco control Programs
- Cardiac and Stoke Response Programs
- Health Care Quality Programs
| CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION PROGRAM|
The Chronic Disease Prevention Program focuses on educating the public on the prevention of chronic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, by focusing on nutrition, portion control, the role of exercise, and chronic disease management.
For more information on either of these programs, please contact: Will Carter at 940-761-7838.
For a brief summary of the services available at the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District, please consult the clinic area you are interested in. There you will find the phone number to call for additional information or assistance. Again, these numbers are not for clinic appointments. For appointments and for general and routine information, please use the appointment telephone 940-761-7841, to schedule clinic appointments and determine the hours for walk-in services.
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