For Clinicians & Case Workers

Community Health Services welcomes you to our provider page! We hope to provide local clinicians & case workers with training, research, & patient teaching resources in the topic areas of connecting patients to medical homes & health insurance & effective communicable disease control through immunizations & sexually transmitted disease testing & treatment.

Free STD Course for Providers

  • Did you know that chlamydia and gonorrhea are among the most commonly reported infectious diseases in Lancaster County?
  • Are you up-to-date with clinical guidelines for screening, diagnosis and treatment of STDs?
  • Are you confused about the use of PrEP in preventing HIV?
  • Do you need CMEs or Nursing contact hours?

  • If you answered yes to any of these questions, reserve you spot now for the Advanced STD Intensive Course on February 8, 2019!

    Clinicians from the St. Louis STD/HIV Prevention Training Center will review current issues related to clinical presentation, diagnostic strategies, and appropriate treatment for syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and other STDs. The target audience is comprised of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses who care for patients at risk for STDs. The training is free of charge and will be offered locally at the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.

    To learn more about this opportunity, please click here or go to the registration page through this link.

    Reducing Syphilis Rates: A Healthcare Provider's Role

    HPV Vaccine

    • HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention! (CDC, 2016)
    • HPV infection is dangerous – Over 26,000 men & women in the U.S. get cancer caused by HPV every year.
    • HPV vaccine is effective – Clinical trials showed the vaccines provided close to 100% protection against precancers.
    • HPV vaccine is safe – Since 2006, 57 million doses of HPV vaccine have been distributed in the U.S., and in multiple & ongoing studies, no serious safety concerns have been identified.
    • Vaccines only work if they’re given before exposure – We do not wait until a child is at risk to give any recommended vaccine. HPV vaccine is recommended for boys & girls ages 11 or 12 before they are exposed to the virus & because it produces a better immune response at that age.
    • 3 shots are recommended for the best possible protection from cancer caused by HPV infection.
    • CDC’s “You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention” for clinicians:
    • CDC’s “Tips and Time Savers for Talking with Parents about HPV”

    Sexually Transmitted Infections

    2015 Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment Guidelines, CDC - Health care clinicians play a critical role in preventing and treating STIs. These guidelines are intended to assist with that effort. Although the guidelines emphasize treatment, prevention strategies & diagnostic recommendations also are discussed.

    Download an app of the guidelines, an easy-to-use reference that combines information from the STD Treatment Guidelines as well as MMWR updates, & features a streamlined interface so clinicians can access diagnostic & treatment information.

    Connecting Patients to Health Insurance

    A training was held on October 3, 2017 with an objective to increase the knowledge of local case workers regarding health benefits for low-income, uninsured people living in Lancaster County. There were six types of health benefit programs presented. If you work with clients with limited income who do not have health insurance, please consider learning more about possible options by watching these videos.

    For Your Clients: How to Access the Health Insurance Marketplace

    For Your Clients: Local Resources for the Health Insurance Marketplace