Family Planning Services for Women and Men
Low cost and confidential family planning services for women and men provided by its all female staff at the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department. The nurse practitioner will perform an exam and evaluate your health history; a nurse will discuss your birth control options and instruct you on the method you choose; the family planning clerk will schedule your appointments, help arrange a payment plan, if needed, and be a resource for your concerns. When indicated, tests are available for sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS. A sliding fee schedule based on your household income and size will determine the cost of supplies and services. Some services may be billable to Michigan Medicaid and private health insurance. For an appointment or more information, call the Health Department at 779-7237 or 265-4166.
Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program and Breastfeeding Promotion
This program can help you stretch the money you earn, get nutritious food for you and your young children, and give your children a head start on good health. We are also very committed to promoting and supporting breastfeeding. To qualify you must be pregnant, breast-feeding a child under 1 year of age, have had a baby in the last 6 months, or have an infant or child under five years of age and meet the income guidelines. For example, a family of four may earn up to $43,568 a year. Note: A pregnant woman is counted as one, plus the number of infants expected (one or more) when determining family size. The WIC program also offers breastfeeding support groups and breastfeeding classes at no charge that are open to anyone in the community. Breastfeeding women face unique challenges when returning to work or school and WIC is able to provide hospital grade electric pumps to those women who qualify. To apply for WIC benefits call the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department at 779-7212 or 265-4173.
The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department has applications available for MIChild Health Insurance for children under the age of 19 years old. It is designed to help uninsured children of Michigan's working families who are not eligible for Medicaid or do not have health insurance through an employer. MIChild covers most health care services including dental and eye care. The cost of MIChild coverage is $10 per month per family. Some of the eligibility requirements are U.S. citizen, Michigan resident, no other health insurance and meet income limits. For example, a family of four making $47,100 a year may qualify for MIChild. For an application, call the Health Department at 774-1868 or 265-9913.
Senior Health Screening
The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department provides senior health screenings to members of the community who are age 60 or older. The screening includes height, weight, vital signs, cholesterol/HDL, glucose, hemoglobin and hemoccult testing. There is no cost for the testing, however donations are appreciated. The screening is funded by UPCAP Services and the UP Area Agency on Aging. Based on the results of the testing or health concerns the client may have, education and necessary referrals will be provided by a registered nurse. For an appointment call the Health Department at 774-1868 or 265-9913.
The Dickinson-Iron District Health Department offers childhood and adult immunizations. The Health Department can bill most private health insurances, Michigan Medicaid, Medicare Part B and Medicare Part D. The Health Department participates in the Vaccines for Children Program that provides vaccines to children (0-18 years) who are un-insured or under-insured for immunizations. For an appointment or more information, call the Health Department at 774-1868 or 265-9913.