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Public health care services eliminated
El Dorado County Public Health Department will be offering fewer services as of July1 because state budget cuts are trickling down.
Personal health care services, including family planning services like pregnancy testing and birth control, breast and pap exams, and child health exams will be axed.
The South Lake Tahoe and Placerville offices will remain open with a stronger focus on communicable disease control and education. The clinics will continue to offer immunizations for children and vulnerable populations, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis, and screening and referral for HIV and hepatitis C.
The cuts should save the county approximately $600,000 per year. Individuals with questions or concerns may contact Margaret Williams, (530) 621-6243.