Health District hosts open house at its new public health center
LAS VEGAS — The Southern Nevada Health District is hosting an open house at its newest public health center at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. at Decatur and Meadows Lane from 10 a.m. to noon today, Tuesday, March 8. For a complete list of services and hours available at this location, visit the Health District website at www.SNHD.info
"Our goal was to find a location that allowed us to better serve our clients, community, and staff," said Dr. Joe Iser, Chief Health Officer. "This new facility allowed for the consolidation of services, is centrally located, and easily accessible to our clients. We are very happy to be in our new, permanent home, providing public health programs and services to the community."
The new facility includes upgrades made possible through redevelopment funding received from the City of Las Vegas. Portions of the funds were used to install solar tubes that provide natural light into the building, upgrades to the parking lot, and additional security measures. An additional feature, and a source of pride for the Health District, is a display of employee photos taken by staff. The first-ever employee photo contest yielded 216 entries of images taken throughout the state of Nevada. Health District staff then selected the top 25 for display throughout the main hallway of the clinical area of the new facility.
The new public health center includes environmental health and clinical services, Food Handler Safety Training Card services, vital records, and EMS services. The Health District continues to provide immunizations, family planning, and Food Handler Safety Training Card services at its East Las Vegas Public Health Center, and immunizations and Food Handler Safety Training Card services at its Henderson Public Health Center. Additional programs and services at the new facility include epidemiology, chronic disease prevention, IT, informatics, and public health preparedness. The environmental health division's plan review services remain at the City of Las Vegas' Business Development office on Rancho Drive.
The new building was purchased in December 2014 for $6.5 million. The 110,000 square-foot facility will also include a cafe that will be managed by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR). It will be available to the general public as well as staff.