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Starting May 30, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will be moving immunization services from Westside Public Health Center in preparation for exciting new services to come.
Westside, located at 660 S. Scenic, has been the immunization center for the Health Department for 13 years. Back then, immunizations could be difficult to come by. Now, it is much more common for doctors’ offices and even pharmacies or grocery stores to offer common immunizations.
It is this changing landscape that has lead the Health Department to re-evaluate its current model and strategically redesign services with the goal of most effectively serving our community.
Immunizations will now be offered at the Harold K. Bengsch Building by appointment on Mondays and Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m. to noon, and Fridays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We also offer regular Thursday evening clinics by appointment as well. The Bengsch Building is located in the government plaza at 227 E. Chestnut Expressway. Appointments can be made by calling 417-864-1658.
This change will still provide immunizations for Health Department clients, with a renewed focus on travel immunizations. The Health Department offers travel immunizations, which can be difficult to find, in consultation with a nurse who works with clients to understand which vaccines are needed and in what timeframe.
The move from Westside will make room for a new focus on families at that location. The first phase of this rebirth at Westside begins with one of the Health Department’s closest partners, Jordan Valley Community Health Center.
Westside will become home to Jordan Valley’s West Springfield Clinic. Staffed by Cindy Tull, NP, the new West Springfield Clinic will see pediatric patients and their families for well or sick visits, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 417-851-1558.
WIC clinic days will continue as normal at Westside. In coming weeks, the Health Department will have formal announcements about exciting additional phases for the unique and innovative services that will be available at Westside.
For more information about the changes coming to Westside Public Health Center, please contact Kathryn Wall at 417.874.1205.