Director: Deborah C. Travers, APRN, CS
Telephone: (203) 622-3782
General Information Telephone: (203) 622-7854
The Division of Family Health has two major components: the Maternal, Child and Adult Health Program and the Dental Health Program.
The Division of Family Health provides wide ranging, high quality, public-health nursing services to Greenwich residents. Activities generate from two broad Program areas:
MATERNAL, CHILD AND ADULT HEALTH PROGRAM
- Well Child Clinics
- Prenatal, Postpartum and Child Home Visits
- Preschool and Day Care Licensing
- Senior Health Services
- Health Maintenance in the Home
- Tuberculosis Control Program
- Infectious and communicable disease education and monitoring
The Maternal, Child and Adult Health Program encompasses several smaller programs:
- The Home Health Maintenance program, which provides nursing care to homebound, frail or chronically ill residents whose care is not covered by insurance or other health care providers.
- The Senior Health Program, which provides health monitoring, preventive care and anticipatory guidance to ambulatory elderly, in various clinical settings.
- The Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program, which coordinates and monitors the health care of residents infected with tuberculosis.
- The Infection Control Program, which oversees the implementation of the OSHA Blood-borne Pathogen Standard and provides epidemiologic and surveillance support when a disease outbreak threatens or is suspected.
- The Immunization Program, which provides residents and employees with vaccination services.
- The Maternal-Child Health Program, which provides preventive health assessments, health education and anticipatory guidance to uninsured or underserved families.
- The Daycare Licensing Program, which, in conjunction with the Division of Environmental Services, advises and inspects daycare facilities and enforces state regulations regarding their operation.
IMMUNIZATION AND SCREENING SERVICES
Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri., 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
- Immunizations for polio, varicella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib), pneumonia and hepatitis B (for children only)
- Tuberculosis screenings
- Blood Pressure screening
DENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
Dental Hygienist: Linda Conti, RDH
Telephone: (203) 622-7858
Dental Hygienist: Jeannie Schnakenberg, RDH
Telephone: (203) 622-3779
Applies principles and practices of preventive dentistry to community programs in support of child, adult and community health. The program strives to prevent oral disease in persons of all ages and identifies those who do not appear to have sufficient access to adequate quality oral health care. A comprehensive oral health care program provides services to children, adolescents, adults and the elderly through
- School Dental Health Program
- Head Start programs
- Maternal and Child Health Clinic
- Adult Health Programs
- Other community programs
A comprehensive Oral Health Program that:
- Provides primary and secondary preventive oral health screenings for dental disease and other oral health problems
- Provides a referral mechanism for treating disease
- Provides effective preventive procedures that intervene or prevent progression of disease
- Provides health education programs that are not isolated events, but are educational aspects of any preventive/wellness/promotional health activity
Services are provided to children, adolescents and adults through:
- School Dental Health Program (11 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and pre-school programs)
- Head Start Program at Wilbur Peck and Armstrong Court
- Maternal and Child Dental Health Clinics
- Adult Health Programs
- "Caring in the Community Programs" (Senior Health Forums, Health Fairs, Selected Special Events)
Dental Health Forms