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Health Promotion
Richland County Health Department promotes activities that increase the levels of health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.
       
  Working together promoting healthy lifestyles and living well.      

Babysitting Clinics
The babysitting clinic at Richland County Health Department is a 3 hour class that teaches area kids 11 and older to provide safe and responsible care of children.  Skills taught at the class include diapering, feeding, safety, age appropriate activities, discipline, and leadership.   Each child receives a certificate of completion at the end of the class.  Cost is $15.00

*Registration required, class size is limited.

Blood Pressure

Free blood pressure screenings are offered at Richland County Health Department Monday through Friday.

Blood Sugar

Blood sugar testing.  Cost is $16.00. 

Call 701-642-7735 to make an appointment.

Cholesterol and Lipid Profile Screening
Lipid profile screenings are available at Richland County Health Department for $31.00.

A lipid profile is the breakdown of cholesterol into total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, and total cholesterol/HDL ratio.   You must fast 10 to 12 hours prior to the test.   A fingerstick sample of your blood is taken and the results are ready in 7 minutes.

Call 701-642-7735 to make an appointment.


For more information regarding cholesterol go to:
American Heart Association

CPR/AED
Richland County Health Department offers Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) classes each quarter to groups of six or more.  The class is a "hands-on" course with practice and a video.  Cost is $30.00  

Call 701-642-7735 to register.

The following resources offer additional information:
American Heart Association
American Red Cross

First Aid

Richland County Health Department offers a Pediatric (child) First Aid class annually.  Some of the topics include allergic reactions, diabetic emergencies, seizures, shock, bleeding, broken bones, insect bites, and much more.  Cost is $35.00  

Call 701-642-7735 to register.

CPR/AED/First Aid

Combined CPR/AED/First Aid classes are offered on an as needed basis.  Cost of class is $50.00

Call 701-642-7735 to register.

Foot Care
Footcare clinics are offered by Richland County Health Department for those that are unable to do their nails. The clinics are located at Wahpeton Senior Center the first and third Tuesday of every month, and at the Health Department by appointment.   A registered nurse will soak, trim, and file your nails for a fee of $25.00. Call  642-7735 to make an appointment.

The following resource offers additional information:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Health Living)


Safe at Home - Home Alone

​Richland County Health Department offers a Safe at Home - Home Alone class.  This class is for kids 9 years old and older and is designed to help families develop the life skills they need when the decision is made for a child to stay home alone. 



For more information on Health Promotion contact us by phone or email or use our Request for Information form.

 

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