Primary Health Care

Health care services are provided for the community at the district clinics. There is an emphasis on preventative health care. Curative treatment is also given. Referrals are made as needed to hospital, other health departments or agencies such as the Social Services Department. The Primary Health Care system also includes the Dental Clinic, the Environmental Health Department, the Health Promotion Unit, The Nutrition Department and the Mental Health Department.

Community Nursing Services

These services are based at the four district clinics. Click here for a leaflet on Community Nursing Services

Opening Hours:
Monday- Friday 8 am – 4 pm
St John’s Clinic is open until 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Community Nursing Manager

Ms. Violet Brown
(664) 491-8169
brownv@gov.ms

District Clinics

St. John’s Clinic
Tel: (664) 491-5218

Cudjoe Head Clinic
Tel: (664) 491- 5258

St. Peter’s Clinic
Tel: (664) 491-5436

Salem Clinic
Tel: (664) 491-5256

There is a weekly doctor’s clinic at each health centre. Contact your district clinic for more information.

Other services include:

  • Hypertensive and diabetic clinic
  • Child welfare clinic
  • Antenatal and postnatal clinic
  • Family planning
  • Pap smears
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Treatment of minor ailments
  • General counseling and health advice
  • Referral to other agencies / services
  • Immunizations
  • Dressings
  • Home visits to housebound clients
  • School Health
  • Eye clinic and other occasional specialty clinics

Additional Doctors’ Clinics at St John’s

At present a doctor attends the St John’s Clinic every weekday, seeing patients by referral from their district clinics or from Casualty. This service is scheduled as follows:

Mondays: Well child clinic
Tuesdays: General clinic (afternoon)
Wednesdays: Sick babies and children referred from clinics
Thursdays: General clinic (afternoon)
Fridays: Women’s health (Family planning, pap smear, breast exam etc)

Please make sure to call the clinic for an appointment.

Health Promotion Unit

Address: St John’s Clinic Complex

Tel: (664) 491-9935
Fax: (664) 491-9937

Health Promotion Coordinator

Mrs. Penny Maloney
smallp@gov.ms
healthpromotion@gov.ms

Some of the services offered by the Health Promotion Unit are:

  • Weekly radio programme “Talking Health.” Aired on ZJB (88.3 FM or 95.5 FM) at 3 pm on Wednesdays and repeated at 1:30 pm on Sundays.
  • Monthly Newletter “Spotlight.”
  • Presentations and workshops on health topics with the community.
  • Provision of literature and other information on a variety of health topics.
  • Coordinates activities of inter-sectoral Health Promotion Team.
  • Island wide distribution of condoms.
  • Collaboration with other sectors on the health promotion aspect of their work.
  • Collaboration / assistance with research projects.
  • Any other activities related to health and health promotion.

Visit our Facebook page at HealthPromotion664

Mental Health

Address: St. John’s Clinic Complex
Tel: (664) 491-3879

Psychiatric Nurse

Ms. Donique Layne
layned@gov.ms

Psychologist 

Ms. Shana Carrington
(664)491-2003
carringtons@gov.ms

Community Mental Health Officer 

Ms. Marguerite Joseph
(664) 491-3896
josephm@gov.ms

Services offered at the Mental Health Unit are as follows:

Clinics; held on a monthly basis with the visiting psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse.

  •  Relaxation therapy
  • Drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation
  • Counselling and psychotherapy:
  • Home visiting of the clients and their relatives
  • Evaluation and follow-up care of clients in the homes for older persons, prison and the community
  • Community education and engagement
  • Family planning for the clients, and medical referrals for clients to attend the various clinic.
  •  Management of Oriole Villas
  • 24 hour on call duty in case of after hours complaints or problems.

Environmental Health

St John’s Clinic complex

Tel: (664) 491-6057

Principal Environmental Health Officer 

Mr. Garrett Stanley
stanleyg@gov.ms

The Environmental Health Department is responsible for all aspects of the environment that affects human health.

Some services offered include:-

  • Food and water safety.
  • Vector control.
  • Sanitary surveys (house to house inspections).
  • Solid waste and waste water management.
  • Instituitional hygiene.

The New Windward Landfill Opening Hours:

Mondays, Tuesday, Thurdays, Fridays and Saturdays- 7 am to 6pm

Wednesday 7 am to 2pm

Dental Clinic

St John’s
Tel: (664) 491-7404

Dental Surgeon 

Dr Coretta Fergus
fergusce@gov.ms

Opening Hours:
Monday- Friday 8 am – 4 pm

The dental clinic provides basic oral health services , including the following:-

· Scaling and polishing
· Dental sealants
· Fluoride treatment
· Extractions
· Root canal treatments.
· We also provide oral health education.

Appointments are necessary for service.

 

Nutrition

Address: Glendon Hospital
Tel: (664) 491-2843

Nutrition Officer

Ms. Manuelva Taylor- Benjamin
taylorm@gov.ms

The nutrition services offered fall under both primary and secondary health care. In primary health care dietary counseling and nutritional assessment is offered by appointment at the district clinics.

Under secondary health care the following nutrition services are offered:

 

Clinical Dietetic Services in Secondary Health Care

Ensure the provision of optimal nutritional care to all inpatients of the hospital in terms of nutritional assessment, counseling and follow-up care
• Nutritional assessment of inpatients
• Provision and verification of diet prescription
• Development of suitable interventions – individualized nutritional care plan with the inclusion of all stakeholders
• Determination of effectiveness of interventions developed

Administrative/Food Service Dietetics

• Development of menus, meal plans and standards
• Production of meals and snacks based on diet prescription
• Provision of a variety of wholesome, nutritious, palatable and attractive foods to all patients within the food budget
• Recipe development and testing