Community Health Department
Our Community Health Team leads the way in disease prevention with community outreach, education, collaboration, and health services in the Greater Nashua Public Health Region (GNPHR). Our overarching goal is to have an educated community that is practicing preventative health behaviors.
Our services and activities include, but are not limited to:
- Asthma Home Visiting Program
- Child and Adult Immunization
- Communicable Disease Investigation
- Community Education and Outreach - Including mobile services!
- HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) Testing, Counseling, and Referral to Care
- Hosting Conferences, Events, Trainings, and More!
- Lead Testing and Case Management
- Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Testing, Counseling, and Treatment
- Syringe Access Services through the SSANA Program
- Tuberculosis (TB) Testing, Case Management, and Daily Observed Therapy (DOT)
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Temporary Change in Services
Effective July 6, 2020, our Community Health Team will provide limited services by appointment only utilizing our mobile outreach van. Please see below to learn more about our services being offered during this time. If you need access to other services not listed below, please call 603-589-4500, email us at PH@nashuanh.gov, or dial 2-1-1.
- STD/HIV/HCV Testing & Immunizations: Visit our mobile outreach page.
- Infectious Disease Information & Services: Call 603-589-4500.
- Asthma Services & Lead Testing: Call 603-589-4500 to schedule an appointment.
- SSANA Services: Available in Nashua on Mondays from 10am to 12pm between Temple Street and Cottage Street and Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm at 77 NE Boulevard. Visit our SSANA page for more information.
Vaccinations During COVID-19
A CDC report released in May 2020 found a drop in routine childhood vaccinations as a result of families staying at home. As families followed public health warnings about going out, an unfortunate result was many missed routine vaccinations. The CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend every child continues to receive routine vaccinations during the COVID-19 outbreak. Following the recommended vaccine schedule provides your child with the best protection from potentially serious diseases.
Children need to be protected against vaccine-preventable diseases. As communities are opening up, it’s important for parents to work with their children’s doctor or nurse to mak- sure their children stay up to date on routine vaccines. If your child is due for a well-child visit, call the doctor’s office and ask about ways they safely offer well-child visits during this time. Many medical offices are taking extra steps to make sure that well visits can happen safely during the COVID-19 outbreak, including:
- Scheduling sick visits and well-child visits during different times of the day;
- Asking patients to remain outside until it’s time for their appointment to reduce the number of people in waiting rooms; and
- Offering sick visits and well-child visits in different locations.