Public Health provides diverse programs that ensure the community is healthy and fit and our military population is fully mission-capable and ready for worldwide deployment. The Public Health Flight is broken down into the following elements:
Force Health Management consists of Occupational Health and Deployment Health Programs. Community Health consists of Food Safety and Sanitation and Communicable Disease Programs.
The Occupational Health Program protects the health and welfare of our workforce and community environments, while enhancing combat and operational capabilities and ensuring adherence to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. Occupational Health offers:
- Pregnancy Profile interviews
- Occupational Health program shop visits
- Respirator questionnaires
Occupational Health Important Information
- Occupational Health only covers Audiograms, any other issues regarding audiology will be directed to the Audiology Clinic
- The only personal protective equipment (PPE) Public Health provides are foam ear plugs. For any other PPE questions or concerns, please contact your immediate supervisor.
The Deployment Health Program anticipates, recognizes, evaluates, controls and mitigates health threats encountered during deployments. The Deployment Health Program offers:
- Pre and post deployment checklists
- Deployment-related health assessment appointments
Food Safety & Sanitation
The Food Safety & Sanitation Program inspects food service operation for compliance and promotes food and water protection for each stage of the production process. These actions prevent or mitigate intentional or unintentional contamination of the food and water supply at Nellis Air Force Base. The Food Safety & Sanitation Program performs:
- Food/public facility inspections
- MRE/UGR inspections
- Food truck inspections
- Temporary food booth inspections
- Customer complaint inspections
The Communicable Disease Program monitors disease and injury incidence and identifies trends. When outbreaks of disease or clusters of injuries are identified, Public Health investigates these occurrences, identifies risk factors and implements effective interventions. The Communicable Disease Program conducts:
- Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Interviews
- Tuberculosis interviews
- Blood-borne pathogen exposure interviews
STI Important Information
Initial STI tests will be ordered through the patient’s primary care manager (PCM). If someone has tested positive or has been exposed to any STI, Public Health will call them with any questions, concerns, or to order a follow-up test if necessary.
To schedule appointments with any section of Public Health, please contact us at 702-653-3351.
If you are new to Nellis Air Force Base, welcome! If you are a healthcare worker, please ensure you register into the main hospital before you see Public Health about updating other information. Please contact Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center at 702-653-CARE (2273).