Community Health Services
Community Health Services (CHS) is a public program focused on the overall health of individuals, families, and adolescents through the provision of a broad range of family planning services, related preventative health services, public health and infectious disease. CHS provides public health services, emergency preparedness and infectious disease assistance in thirteen of Nevada's rural counties. Nine of these counties have 12 community health nursing clinics including Dayton, Fallon, Fernley, Silver Springs, Hawthorne, Yerington, Lovelock, Winnemucca, Panaca, Ely, Pahrump, and Tonopah. Essential public health services include adult and child immunizations, identification of communicable diseases, and preparedness activities.
Community Health Nurses (CHN) also provide access to optional services in underserved areas including family planning; cancer screening; Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) screening; identification and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI); Tuberculosis screening and treatment; Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) examinations, lead testing; laboratory tests; outreach and education; and referral and navigation to primary and specialty care as needed.
CHN offers services in rural and frontier communities of Nevada with a priority to the underserved, underinsured and low-income populations. CHS has an established schedule of discounts for available services based on eligibility requirements. Services are not denied due to an inability to pay. CHS accepts various private insurance as well as Medicaid and Medicare.