Immunizations are available for persons of all ages. It’s important to keep immunizations up to date for you and your family. You may need vaccinations for infant protection, childcare, school, camp, college, military, travel, or employment. Red Willow County Health Department can help you get all the recommended immunizations on time. We can help keep you healthy and help stop the spread of disease to your family and community. We strive to keep a clean environment for our clients by only seeing you and others when you are free of illness. We are available daily by appointment Monday-Friday. Walk-ins are always welcome, but appointments are recommended.

Please note that we offer the annual flu vaccine. The flu season typically runs October-May. You will need a flu shot every year because the strains are always changing. Th vaccine lessens the intensity of the virus and will not give you the flu. Clinics are available for businesses, churches, schools, and other events by appointment only. Please call the office to talk with the nursing director to schedule an immunization clinic.

Immunizations are considered preventable care, so most insurance companies cover vaccines at 100%. If your insurance company does not cover the vaccination or you do not have insurance, RWCHD has state-funded programs that allow you to receive vaccines at no cost. VFC (Vaccines for Children) is a program for kids up to the age of 19 years old and VFA (Vaccines for Adults) is for people 19 years of age and older.

Red Willow County Health Department is a provider for the following insurance companies: Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Sheild, Bright Health, Cigna, Golden Rule, Lucent, Medica, Midlands Choice (RCI), UMR, & United Health Care. Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans can also be billed.

Red Willow County Health Department offers two health fairs each year in the spring and fall. We also offer lab services every Thursday morning at our low health fair prices.

Please call if you need a lab that is not listed below. We accept cash or check only. We do not bill insurance due to our low health fair prices. You may request a receipt to submit to your insurances.

  • Metabolic Panel/Lipid Profile/Uric Acid/CBC      $50.00
  • PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)                            $35.00
  • TSH (Thyroid Screening)                                          $30.00
  • Hemoglobin A1C                                                    $25.00
  • Vitamin D                                                                 $55.00

Kristen, RN, leads a low impact, sitting, or standing exercise program to enhance cardio, improve balance and increase strength. This is offered Tuesdays & Thursdays at McCook Heritage Senior Center from 12:30-1:00pm. All ages are welcome!

Red Willow County Health Department has a professional home radon testing program available. Two employees are licensed and trained to perform home testing. Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in smokers. Elevated radon levels can be found in both new and old homes. You cannot see, smell, or taste radon gas. Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk of the dangers of radon. RWCHD offers a low-cost option of radon testing for the community. $40.00 per home test. Call for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Appointment necessary. Please call for information.

A nurse provides footcare for our clients. A typical footcare appointment includes a foot soak, nail trim/filing, foot massage, and treatment of minor corns or callouses. Call for an appointment. Please bring your own basin and towel. $30.00 per visit.

A one-time in office courtesy visit with our public health nurse offers education, support and information for new parents. Please call for an appointment.

Red Willow County Health contracts with outside agencies as a collection site for court ordered testing.

Red Willow County Health Department staff assists area school nurses with school screenings as needed. Please call for more information.

Blood pressure clinics are held monthly at the Red Willow County Courthouse, McCook Heritage Senior Center, & Sehnert’s Bakery. Please call the office or visit our website for dates and times. Blood pressures can be taken daily in the office by a nurse.

We offer referrals and assistance in finding additional health resources. We will also be happy to update and review your immunization records by integrating them into the Nebraska State Immunization Information System (NESIIS). Please call or stop by the office.