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Cancer is a disease in which some of the body's cells grow uncontrollably and spread to other parts of the body. Screening tests can find some cancers early when treatment works best. The health department offers screening for breast and cervical cancer.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women in the United States, after skin cancer. Deaths from breast cancer have declined over time, but it remains the second leading cause of cancer death among women overall and the leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic women. Breast cancer caught early is often treatable. Mammograms are the best way to find cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before it can be felt.
Cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of cancer death in American women; however, an increase in women getting screened for cervical cancer has made the number of women who get or die from it decrease significantly. Long-lasting infection with certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause. Cervical cancer is highly preventable thanks to the availability of screening tests and a vaccine for the HPV virus.
Cancer screenings check your body for cancer before you have symptoms - this is when treatment works best. It is easy to get screened, and it takes very little time. All women should consult with their healthcare provider about the best screening options for them.
Breast cancer screening means checking a woman’s breasts for cancer before there are signs or symptoms of the disease. Although screening cannot prevent breast cancer, it can help find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat. If you are 40 or older, talk to your healthcare provider about getting screened for breast cancer - they will recommend the best screening option for you. Two types of screening tests are offered by the health department: clinical breast exams and mammograms.
Cervical cancer screening looks for precancers, cell changes on the cervix that might become cervical cancer if they are not treated appropriately. The test used to do this is called the Pap test (or Pap smear). If you are 21 or older, talk to your healthcare provider about getting screened for cervical cancer. The health department offers Pap tests.
The health department works with the Utah Cancer Control Program (UCCP) and local healthcare partners to provide free breast and cervical cancer screening to those who may not otherwise be able to afford them.
To be eligible, a woman must be:
Whether you are new to the health department or a returning client, making an appointment is easy. Please call the number below:
What to bring to your appointment:
Each individual will need PHOTO ID such as a driver's license.
Examples include a bill or Medicaid card with your current street address on it. No P.O. boxes will be accepted.
Examples include pay stubs showing gross (household) income for the last 30 days or a current Medicaid Card.
Oral health refers to the health of the teeth, gums, and the entire oral-facial system. Some of the most common diseases that impact our oral health include cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer. Poor oral health is associated with other chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Despite this, dental care is the health service most likely to be delayed or skipped due to cost. To address this issue, the health department provides a low-cost dental clinic for those who qualify. For details about services offered and eligibility, please see the tabs below.
The dental clinic offers the following services:
The health department's dental clinic is operated by volunteer dentists from local practices and a dental assistant employed by the department. To qualify for services at the clinic, clients must:
Effective July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024
To speak with the clinic or schedule an appointment, please call (435) 657-3307
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The health department will have drive-thru clinics on October 11 & 12 at the County Events Complex (415 S Southfield Rd, Heber City) from 3:00 to 6:00 and drive-up clinics on October 17 & 19 from 10:00 to 4:00 at the health department. Get your flu vaccine without getting out of your car!
If you prefer to get your vaccine in a clinic setting, the health department now has appointments available - visit https://healow.com/apps/provider/brenda-scobee-2729853 to schedule online or call (435) 657-3307 during office hours.
For information about recommended vaccines and when to get them, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html
Infection control saves lives, and frontline healthcare workers play a critical role. Project Firstline provides innovative and accessible infection control education for all frontline healthcare workers– so they can protect their patients, their coworkers, and themselves from infectious disease threats in healthcare. For more details, including links to training and other resources, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/projectfirstline/index.html
To speak with the health department's Infection Preventionist, call (435) 657-3259
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The health department is able to bill many insurance providers. Unfortunately, it is difficult to be familiar with what services each plan will cover. Because of this, it is important for our patients to check with their insurance prior to receiving services. When visiting the health department please bring your insurance card.
The Wasatch County Health Department currently accepts the following insurance plans: