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The HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine is now available through the Vaccine for Children Program at the Community Health Nursing clinics in Dayton, Silver Springs, Fernley and Yerington for those who are under-insured, without insurance or using Medicaid. The vaccine is available to both boys and girls ages 11 years to 18 years.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics both recommend HPV vaccination for girls at age 11 or 12 years and for teen girls who have not yet been fully vaccinated. HPV vaccines have been shown to prevent most types of cervical cancers and genital warts and to offer protection against cancers of the anus, vagina and vulva.
Services for women, men and children
Services include family planning and health services for both females and males, referrals for specific women to the Women’s Health Connection, STD testing and counseling, emergency contraception, placing TB tests, WIC hemoglobins and Well-Child exams, children’s immunizations, fluoride varnish applications, blood lead testing, smoking cessation and annual flu clinics.
Clinics also offer breast, cervical and testicular cancer screenings and offer blood pressure checks for senior citizens.
For more information about other preventative health services such as immunizations needed for school, please call your local clinic.
fees for services are based on a sliding- scale related to income level and type of services received. The clinics can bill Medicaid, Nevada Check Up and some private insurance carriers. Payment may be made by cash or check. Donations are always welcome.
What you can expect
The medical health professionals at the clinic offer quality health care and will show respect for your privacy, will give straightforward answers to your questions and up to date health information, and can offer strategies to stay healthy.
Community Health Nursing clinic hours and locations in Lyon County
- Dayton – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday at 34 Lakes Blvd., Suite 101, Dayton. Call 246-6211 to schedule appointments.
- Fernley – Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call 575-3363 to schedule an appointment. 555 E. Main Street, Fernley.
- Silver Springs – Open two Mondays a month. Please call the Dayton office to schedule appointments: 246-6211.
- Yerington – Tuesday –Friday from 8 a.m – 5 p.m. and two Mondays each month. Call 463-6539 to schedule an appointment. 26 Nevin Way, Yerington.
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