Disease Prevention

Communicable Disease Prevention
Clinical preventive services include screening tests, counseling interventions, immunizations and prophylactic regimens for individuals of all ages and risk categories. The Nashua Community Health Department follows up on all legally reportable communicable diseases. This includes but is not limited to the following:
  • Diarrheal diseases
  • Hepatitis
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Tuberculosis
Immunization Program for Children 18 & Under
Immunizations are made available to improve health standards and to prevent diseases for the individual, the family, and the community. Walk-in clinics are held Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.. and Fridays from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and at designated outreach clinics.

Tuberculosis Program
Services include reporting, investigation and directly-observed therapy and education for active cases of tuberculosis (TB).

Senior Citizen Flu Vaccine
During the flu season, clinics are provided at designated sites for seniors and others who are at high risk for complications from influenza.

HIV/STD Prevention, Intervention & Treatment
The Department’s Disease Investigation Specialist is a designee of the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services in voluntary anonymous notification of partners for those testing positive for antibodies of HIV or other reportable sexually transmitted diseases.

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program
This program provides STD testing and treatment, education regarding sexually transmitted diseases, and instruction on risk-reduction factors and behaviors. Vaccines are administered to eligible clients. Walk-in clinics for the STD program and the HIV counseling and testing are available fee for service.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Antibody Counseling & Testing Clinic
This clinic provides confidential HIV counseling and testing by trained counselors. Education is provided on risk-reduction factors and behaviors.