ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR'S NOTES
Welcome to our Jasper County Health Department
website. We have a lot of information to share on
this site about our three departments - Nursing,
Environmental Health and Behavioral Health. We
have also added many links for you to access with
more health information.
We have been providing health
services to Jasper County residents since 1975. We
started with a staff of three and now have 29
employees who are dedicated to providing services
to our residents. In the 1980's we started a
federal and a state program in Richland
County, allowing us to serve those residents who
qualify for WIC and Family Case Management.
Since we are moving toward the premise that
all Jasper County residents will have either
health insurance or Medicaid, our nursing and
behavioral health departments are credentialed and
have contracts with several insurance companies.
Nursing Services can bill Medicaid, Medicare
and just recently your health insurance for lab
services. If you pay for your lab yourself or have
a high deductible, you will want to check out our
Behavioral Health Division
accepts Medicaid and insurance. Many health
department programs offer an adjusted fee for
services based on family size and household
We are funded by many sources,
including federal grants, state grants, fees,
interest, and a health department tax levy.
The state grants make up 39% of our budget. The
fees account for 24% and includes permits,
services and payments from occupational nursing
contracts. The federal grants makes up 25% of our
budget and local taxes account for 12%.
Behavioral Health staff are receiving training and
will soon be Certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy. Another new program they offer
is Domestic Violence assessment and treatment.
Nursing Services continues to work with
businesses to provide Drug and Breath Alcohol
testing for DOT and non-DOT.
We continue to
work toward our mission statement to improve and
enhance the health of all residents, and to
promote activities that will lead to a more
productive and satisfactory lifestyle, which in
turn will produce a positive mental and physical