Public Health Nurses at the Fairbanks Public Health Center provide services in the Fairbanks North Star Borough and surrounding communities. In addition to services provided in the clinic, we offer a variety of public health nursing services in the community setting. Examples include our monthly immunization clinic at the North Pole Fire Department, monthly Successful Breastfeeding Class at Tanana Valley Clinic, weekly New Parents Clinic in cooperation with Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, and postpartum follow-up for clients. We also coordinate a Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic at our health center twice a year in collaboration with a variety of community health partners.
Flu vaccine will be available at the Fairbanks Public Health Center beginning in October. There will be community wide flu clinic Friday October 28, 2016 from 3-7 pm at the Pioneer Park Civic Center. Free flu vaccine will be available to all ages at this one day event as part of an Emergency Preparedness Exercise.
State of Alaska Public Health Nursing offers all routine childhood vaccines for children ages 2 months thru 18 years of age regardless of insurance status. Please bring a copy of your child’s shot record with you to your appointment.
Public Health Nursing offers developmental and health screenings, physical exams, immunizations, and parenting support at all well child appointments. Well Child Exams are available for children age 6 and under.
Postpartum and Breastfeeding Support
Research shows that babies who receive only breastmilk for the first six months of life are less likely to develop a wide range of chronic and acute diseases, including ear infections, diarrheal diseases, asthma, obesity, and respiratory illness. To reach the goal of exclusive breastfeeding mothers need a team of helpers and healthcare professionals to support them. Public Health Nurses can lend a hand to help breastfeeding mothers succeed.
Is your family ready for winter? Put together an emergency kit for your home and car in case of an emergency or power outage. Ideas for an emergency plan for families with children can be found at https://www.ready.gov/kids
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Location: 1025 W. Barnette St. Fairbanks, AK 99701
Hours: 8-5 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and 8-6 on Thursdays