In a move toward receiving Medicaid reimbursements, the Kosciusko County Health Department Clinic will begin charging an $8 administrative fee for vaccinations on Oct. 1.
Operated by the Kosciusko County Health Department, the clinic currently provides immunizations at no cost for all children – birth to age 18 – who are eligible under the Vaccines for Children Program. Those who are eligible for Medicaid, are uninsured or underinsured qualify for the $8 vaccinations, but no one will be turned away due to inability to pay.
The clinic, which also provides prenatal care and even health checks, is located in the K21 Health Services Pavilion, 1515 Provident Dr., on the Kosciusko Community Hospital medical campus.
Immunization clinics – which are walk-in clinics requiring no appointments – are held from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. An evening clinic is held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first Monday of every month, expect on holidays.
A clinic is help once a month in Syracuse from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Lakeland Youth Center.
The schedule for childhood immunizations is:
2 months – DTaP/Hib/IPV, Hep B, Prevnar, Rotavirus
4 months – DTaP/Hib/IPV, Hep B, Prevnar, Rotavirus
6 months – DTaP/Hib/IPV, Hep B, Prevnar
12 to 18 months – MMR, Varicella, DTaP, Prevnar, Hep A, Hib
4 to 6 years – DTaP, IPV, MMR, Varicella
6th Grade – MCV4, Tdap, HPV