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Saline County Health Department

Health DepartmentThe mission of the Saline County Health Unit is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all residents. We do this with the support of our dedicated employees and public and private partners. All employees are expected to exemplify professionalism in everything they do. They are passionate about what they do because they are making a difference by helping people make their lives healthier.

Health Unit Programs and Services:

WIC - (Women, Infants, and Children)

Nutritional program is a special program that provides food vouchers for postpartum, pregnant and breast-feeding women, infants, and children under age five.

Nutritional consultation services are provided.

Applications for Family Planning Waiver, Birth Certificates, Motor Voter Registration, AR Kids First, Pregnant Women's Medicaid can be picked up at front desk.

Tuberculosis screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up are now available.

Immunization services include immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, rubella, chicken pox, HIB, Hepatis B, and other vaccine - preventable diseases.  Adult tetnus/diphtheria, boosters, also tetanus/diphtheria post injury must have written order from physician.

Family planning includes provision of medical care, counseling and contraceptive supplies to clients.  Patients are charged on a sliding - fee scale or assisted with Family Planning Waiver Application.

BCCCP - Breast/cervical cancer screening, pap smear, and breast exam (referral for mammogram, done locally.)

Call:  1.877.670.2273 for appointment.

HIV/STD services include diagnosis, referral, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.

Tuberculosis testing and treatment.

In Home Services include in-home nursing assistance for homebound individuals.  Personal Care will send an aide to the home to help with personal hygiene and light chores.  Hospice is to help the critically ill patient and family.

Environmental Health Protection includes food service inspection, sewage disposal, general sanitation, water quality, rabies control, and vector control.

Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Project

W. I. C. Certification
By appointment only

Flu Shots
October 15th - April 1st
Call 501.303.5650 for information

Birth Control Pill pickup and Depo Provera shots for established patients
Daily from 8:00 to 4:30

Nutritional Consultation
By appointment only.

Reproductive Health (Family Planning)
Call for appointment.

Vasectomy counseling & referral
Daily from 8:00 to 4:30

Daily from 8:00 to 4:30

Daily from 8:00 to 4:30

Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Friday from 8:00 to 4:30
Reading - Monday 7:30 - 11:30 or 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Reading - Friday 7:30 to 11:30

Karen Mays, LHU Administrator

Phone: 501.303.5650
Fax: 501.303.5602

Albert Marlar, SCHHC Interim Chair
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Phone: 501.315.1600


Saline County Health Unit
1612 Edison Avenue
Benton, AR 72015