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.
Public Health and Community Health Nurses in Kings County are generalists. Services are provided for a range of ages from birth to the elderly for all kinds of medical issues. Assessments are done through home visiting. If a case is opened, it will be managed according to Targeted Case Management guidelines, including referrals to appropriate services. Coordination of services is provided for the client with the medical provider, social services, school personnel, early intervention services, and other appropriate agencies.
The Nurse of the Day (NOD) provides nursing consultation and services to the community, medical providers, and other agencies by phone or walk-in basis. Service is available from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
The NOD may be reached by calling 559-852-4591 or 1-800-649-5399.
Referrals can be made to the Nurse of the Day by calling 1-800-649-5399 or by completing the referral form (here) and faxing to (559) 584-5672 addressed to the Public Health Nursing Supervisor.
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.