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Community Health

Health Screenings/Health Education

Health Screenings, including blood pressure and diabetes, are held throughout the year. These screenings are generally held several times in both West Hartford and Bloomfield. Sites usually include senior centers, town halls, and libraries. The screenings are advertised in local newspapers and senior newsletters and on our web site. 

The Health District offers a variety of health education and promotion classes. Our classes cover a variety of health topics. New classes will continue to be offered according to the diverse needs of our residents. Please click on the above "Health Screenings/Health Education" link for current and up and coming classes.

Senior Wellness

Through a grant provided by the Department of Social Services, the West Hartford Bloomfield Health District is able to provide a variety of health screenings and educational programs for our senior population.  Please click on the above "Senior Wellness" link for more information regarding the various programs that we are providing in an effort to keep our seniors informed about their own health and safety.

Immunization Clinics

Low cost, routine immunizations are available to residents who attend school in West Hartford or Bloomfield,  age five and up, and to those who work in West Hartford or Bloomfield and need the Hepatitis B vaccination series or the tuberculosis skin test. Please be aware, we are not able to provide immunization for immigration purposes.

Flu Clinics

In the fall, the Health District offers flu and pneumonia immunizations to adult residents. 

Insurances that are accepted:

  • Medicare Part B
  • All Anthem clients aged 18 and older
  • ConnectiCare/Medicare Product
  • Cigna
  • Aetna

All clinics are walk-in, no appointment necessary. If we cannot accept your insurance coverage, the flu vaccine will cost $30. NOTE: Participants must be 18 and older. Flu vaccine for children: Call the Health District office for an appointment, 860-561-7900. 

Shingles

Now offering Shingles vaccine to individuals 60 years of age and older.  Doctors order required. Please call for information and to make an appointment, 561-7900.

Adult Vaccinations

Also offering Tdap, Varicella, MMR, Meningococcal, TB, flu, pneumonia & Hepatitis B vaccinations to Adults.  Cost of vaccines varies. Certain insurance providers are accepted. Clinics are held every Wednesday 10:30- 3:30pm at the West Hartford Bloomfield Health District. Please call for information and to set up an appointment, 561-7900.

Communicable Disease/Outbreak Monitoring

In an effort to minimize the spread of communicable diseases, the Health District provides disease surveillance and follow-up for all reportable diseases. Statistics are maintained on the incidence of communicable diseases to determine trends and target future programs. The public health nursing staff uses case management to assure that patients with communicable diseases receive appropriate medical care.

In the event of a communicable disease outbreak, the Health District consults with local and state agencies to assure appropriate control measures are in place.

Childhood Lead Reporting and Management

The Health District provides consultation and education to families who have children with elevated blood levels. In the case of lead poisoning, the Health District works closely with families to develop a lead management or abatement plan.