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Health Department hosts open house

ONTARIO – The Malheur County Health Department hosted an open house on Wednesday, July 27, to provide area residents a chance to meet its team and promote the “Health is Wealth” program.

Health is Wealth participants can receive a $100 gift card after scheduling and completing 10 short educational sessions about services provided by the county agency. Program participants must be 18 years or older and start the program by June 30, 2023, by registering and picking up their cards at the health department office on 4th street.

The Health Department’s services include communicable disease testing and treatment, family planning and birth control, sexually transmitted infection testing, immunizations, Oregon Health Plan application assistance, tobacco prevention, a family nutrition program, and peer recovery support services.

“Tell anyone you know who’s a mother to come back next week,” said child nutrition certifier Nidya Ketchu . . .