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Port Townsend, WA, March 19, 2013  –  School Based Health Clinics deliver comprehensive medical care to students in local high schools. The services are convenient and save parents and students time by allowing students to stay in school to get their healthcare needs met.

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Flu vaccines are here! Get one now to protect yourself during flu season

Port Townsend, WA, October 12, 2012 Flu vaccine is available from many health care providers in our area, in plenty of time to be ready for flu season.

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JCPH now able to offer more affordable Birth Control to more people.

Port Townsend, WA, October 11, 2012 Changes to the state/federal program Take Charge allow JCPH to reach new clients; providing  services to those whose income levels may have prevented eligibility previously and to those who may not get services due to their current limited medical coverage. 

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RFP - Intensive Co-Occurring Disorders, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Outpatient Adult Treatment

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jefferson Board of County Commissioners is announcing the availability of funds to provide intensive outpatient care for clients with co-occurring chemical dependency and mental health diagnoses and other mental health or substance abuse treatment needs. This is a12-month term contract to provide clinic and care management services in a structured Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) format. The anticipated total amount available in 2013 is $185,000 – $225,000. Funds for different projects will be divided between agencies. 

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Ecology Ready to Start Cleanup Work at Old Irondale Smelter Site

Olympia, August 9, 2012 Cleanup work is scheduled to start this month at the former Irondale Iron and Steel smelter site in Jefferson County.

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Certain Jefferson County Recreational Shellfish Beaches Re-open

Port Townsend, WA, August 10, 2012 Quilcene Bay and Dabob Bay have re-opened for recreational shellfishing. Levels of the marine biotoxin that cause Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) are currently below the recreational closure level.

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Call the Quitline, Double Your Chances of Quitting Successfully

Port Townsend, WA, August 13, 2012 – The Washington State Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) is once again open to anyone who lives in Washington State! Everyone is now eligible for at least one call, thanks to one year funding from the State Legislature and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Septic System Classes Offered

Jefferson County, August 9, 2012 – In May, the Jefferson County Board of Health relaxed regulations to allow authorized homeowners to complete most required septic system monitoring inspections.  Homeowners that want to be authorized need to complete two training courses. Follow this link for the schedule of upcoming Septics 101 Classes and other information.

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Ecology Starting Cleanup Work at Old Irondale Smelter Site

Irondale, August 9, 2012 – Washington Department of Ecology announce cleanup work is scheduled to start this month at the former Irondale Iron and Steel smelter site in Jefferson County.

The smelter operated from 1881 to 1919 at 526 Moore Street in Irondale.  The site is contaminated with metals and total petroleum hydrocarbons from the smelter's operations.

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Hood Canal Beaches Closed to the Recreational Harvesting of Shellfish due to Marine Biotoxins

Jefferson County, July 25, 2012 – Marine biotoxins that cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) and Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) have been detected at concentrations above the closure level in shellfish samples collected at most of Jefferson County Beaches. 

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