The health department is screening, testing and treating clients for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. HIV testing is available with clients referred elsewhere for treatment, if needed. Testing will be provided upon request if possible, otherwise an appointment will be scheduled. To obtain an appointment please call 325-235-5463 Monday-Thursday from 8:30-11:30 and 1-4:30.
Family Planning Services Available
Family Planning services available through Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department include pap smears, breasts exams, pregnancy testing, methods of birth control (pills, depo provera (the shot), condoms and spermicides, IUDs (intrauterine device), Nuva Ring and Nexplanon (hormonal implant) and testing/treatment for STDs. Clients must be able to still have children. Clients must be uninsured (without private health insurance); we do accept Medicaid and the Texas Women’s Health Program. For adolescents/minors parental involvement is encouraged but parental consent is not required for Family Planning services. Hours are Monday thru Thursday 8:30 to 11:30 and 1:00 to 4:30. Please call ahead for an appointment 325-235-2869.
When opening a retail food establishment, you must have a certified food manager certificate, before applying for a permit. And employees who are preparing foods and cooking must have a food handlers certificate within 60 days of employment.
At least one person must have a food handlers certificate before applying for a temporary food establishment permit.