Local health department to hold clinics this week
The Watertown Department of Public Health, 515 S. First St., will hold health clinics this week.
A tuberculosis clinic will be held Tuesday. Skin testing hours will be 2:30-4:30 p.m. Reading of the skin test will be Thursday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Cost for the tuberculosis testing is $15. No appointment is necessary.
An immunization and influenza clinic will be held Thursday from 2:30-4:15 p.m. Children through 18 years of age who are Medicaid eligible, uninsured, American Indian or Alaskan Native or underinsured (no coverage for vaccines) will still be able to receive immunizations from the department.
If a child is insured, parents should make an appointment with their primary care provider for vaccinations.
If a child qualifies, parents or guardians are required to bring the child’s original immunization record to the clinic and to accompany their children if they are under age 18. If a parent is unable to attend the clinic with their child, written consent may be sent with the child and/or responsible adult.
An administration fee of $15 will be charged to city residents for each visit. Noncity residents will be charged $20. Forward/Medical assistance cards will be accepted only for childhood immunizations.
Cost for the private pay flu vaccine is $30. High dose is $60 while supply lasts.
Medicare Part B covers the cost of the influenza vaccine if a person is not enrolled in a managed health plan or HMO. Persons should bring their Medicare card with them to the clinic.