Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department clinic plans partial closure for staff training

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The Community Health Facility, 200 Maine St., is shown on Jan. 26, 2018. It houses the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, the Visiting Nurses Association of Douglas County and other providers.

The clinic at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will be partially closed for three days so that its staff can train on a new electronic medical record system, spokesman George Diepenbrock said in an email.

The closure, planned for Monday, May 20 through Wednesday, May 22, will make unavailable nursing clinic services, such as immunizations, and testing for pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. Women’s health services, such as annual exams and birth control services, will also be unavailable.

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition services will remain open, as will the Heartland Community Health Center clinic that operates out of the health department’s 200 Maine St. location.

Additionally, tuberculosis testing will be unavailable from Thursday, May 16 through Friday, May 24, Diepenbrock said.

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