Nursing

Division of Nursing and Community Services

 

The Division of Nursing for the Kings County Department of Public Health, is staffed by public health nurses, community health nurses, community medical service workers, community health worker, community health aid, physical therapist, health educator, and office assistants that deliver an array of health and wellness services, health education and outreach to individuals, families, and communities throughout Kings County. These services are delivered on the phone, and in homes, clinics, community centers, schools, and other locations.

field nursing

Public Health and Community Health Nurses in Kings County are generalists. Coordination of services is provided for the client with the medical provider, social services, school personnel, early intervention services, and other appropriate agencies.

Starting May 2, 2022 the Department of Public Health will no longer accept referrals for nurse home visits.  If you have a health need, contact your medical provider or your managed care plan.

Kings County Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans

Anthem Blue Cross 1-800-407-4627

TTY 711

 

CalViva HealthNet 1-888-893-1569

TTY 711

 

You may get information regarding local resources at 211 Kings County by calling 211 or texting your zip code to 898211.
    

Maternal, child, and adolescent health (MCAH)

 

The MCAH program maximizes health through education and encouraging positive health behaviors resulting in individual responsibility in the health process coupled with equal access and awareness of community resources, prevention services, and primary health services leading to a sense of self-worth and responsibility to self, culture, and society.

Click below for more information on the various services under MCAH.