Primary Health Care (PHC)

Primary Health Care provides physician visits, transportation, and assistance with prescription medicines. PHC determines financial eligibility for all programs. Referrals are made to all Health District Programs, Federal, State, or Local programs for which the household may qualify..

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

WIC is a nutrition education program that provides supplemental foods which promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five.

Family Planning & Texas Women's Health Program

Family planning provides a complete physical exam, health education, counseling on methods of contraception and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. Screening tests for blood pressure, anemia, cervical cancer, sexually transmitted diseases and urinary tract infections are provided. Texas Women's Health provides family planning services to uninsured women which includes gynecological exams, related health screenings, and birth control.

Breast & Cervical Cancer Services (BCCS)

JNCPHD provides clinical breast exams, cervical pap smears, and mammograms for women 50 to 64 years of age. The exams are available to women without insurance (no Medicare or Medicaid) and who meet income guidelines and age requirements.


Immunizations are given to children and adults for vaccine preventable diseases. Vaccines are given according to the recommendations of the Texas Department of Health.

Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)

Children with Special Health Care Needs is a benefit and/or case management program for kids with chronic diseases or disabilities (under the age of 21 years and a Texas resident) who qualify financially and medically. CSHCN provides case management services and may pay for medical bills, transportation, equipment, medicine, supplies, and therapy for an approved diagnosis. CHIP and Medicaid determination are mandatory in order to qualify for CSHCN services.

Environmental and Consumer Health

Provides food service establishment inspections and food handler training. Enforces local and state laws regarding motels, child care facilities, mobile home parks and public schools. Investigates general sanitation complaints and permits septic system installations for Newton county.

Communicable Disease/Tuberculosis (TB)

The Health District is responsible for the prevention and control of infectious diseases. The reporting of diseases as specified in the Texas Department is State Health Services "Notifiable Conditions" is required by doctors, health care agencies and schools.


JNCPHD assists in the testing and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Counseling, testing and limited follow up are provided for HIV and AIDS clients.

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Emergency Preparedness and Response provides training and resources to local health care professionals and emergency first responders on biological agents and treatment of associated diseases. A member of the emergency incident response team, the program coordinates public and private resources to effectively respond to threats arising from weapons of mass destruction.