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City Health Department<span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>city health facility closures</h4><p> Some of our <a href="" target="_blank"> health facilities may close temporarily</a> for decontamination or only offer essential services due to staff testing positive for COVID-19. Patients will be redirected to nearby facilities for medication and treatment. </p></div></div></span> <h4>Personal primary healthcare services</h4><p>In partnership with Provincial Government, we deliver personal primary healthcare through our clinic services. Currently, we manage 73 clinics, 24 field clinics, 14 satellite clinics, 14 Community Day Centres (CDCs), and four Mobile Clinics. </p><h4>Our basket of primary healthcare services includes:</h4><ul><li><a href="">Child health services</a>:<br> - Curative services for sick children <br> - Immunisation, weight and growth monitoring, Vitamin A and deworming<br> - Nutrition supplementation and breastfeeding advice<br> - Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV</li><li>Men’s health services:<br>- Counselling<br>- Pre-circumcision checks<br>- Referrals to circumcision facilities</li><li>Women’s health services:<br> - <a href="">Basic antenatal care (pregnancy care)</a> and post-natal care (care after birth)<br> - Counselling and referral for <a href="">termination of pregnancy (abortions)</a><br> - <a href="">Family planning and pregnancy tests</a><br> - Intra-uterine Contraceptive Device (Loop) and Implanon insertion<br> - Pap smears and breast examinations</li><li><a href="">Youth-friendly health services</a> </li><li>Follow-up on *Notifiable Diseases reported</li><li><a href="">HIV</a> counselling and testing, support and treatment</li><li>Screening for Covid-19 and testing of high risk groups </li><li>Screening for <a href="">hypertension (high blood pressure) and diabetes</a></li><li><a href="">Substance abuse</a> counselling and referral for treatment</li><li>Treatment of <a href="">Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)</a></li><li><a href="">Tuberculosis (TB)</a> testing and treatment</li></ul><p>You can make an appointment at your nearest facility to reduce the waiting time. Our appointment system allows you to schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for you. The system will also send you an SMS notification confirming the appointment.</p><p>*<em>A notifiable disease is a disease that we are required, by law, to report to government authorities. This allows authorities to monitor the disease, and provides early warning of possible outbreaks. </em><br> <br>See a <a href="" target="_blank">list of Notifiable Diseases and Contacts</a> for the Western Cape.</p><h4>​Environmental health</h4><p>Municipal health services, more commonly known as environmental health services, are the core business of City Health. These services are defined in the National Health Act (Act 61 of 2003) as including:</p><ul><li>water quality monitoring;</li><li>food control and compliance;</li><li>waste management;</li><li>health surveillance of premises;</li><li>surveillance and prevention of communicable diseases (excluding immunisation);</li><li>vector (pest) control;</li><li>environmental pollution control (including air and noise pollution);</li><li>disposal of the dead; and</li><li>chemical safety. </li></ul><p>We also assist other City directorates and departments with key programmes (such as water sampling), regular health and hygiene promotion projects, and service delivery to informal settlements.</p><p>​We provide a range of primary healthcare, including municipal health (environmental health) services and personal primary health service options, to all residents through our network of clinics and other healthcare facilities. With more than 100 clinics located in communities across the Metro, as well as a number of mobile and satellite clinics, we are focused on delivering healthcare services to those who need it most. </p><p>Primary healthcare is delivered through a district health system reinforced by a committed workforce, strong leadership, and the support of our communities and partners. The City is committed to working with all spheres of government to meet the national, provincial and City targets to provide a coordinated and integrated district health service for the citizens of Cape Town. </p><span> <ul class="lrg-icon-content"><li class="lrg-icon lrg-link"><div class="list-links">​ <a href="">Find clinics and healthcare facilitie​s near you​</a><a title="title" href="">Read about our health services</a><a href="">Submit your research request to City Health for approval</a><a title="title" href="">Request an environmental health inspection<br></a></div> </li></ul></span><blockquote cite=""><p> <em>​​​​​​​​​​​"To ensure the City of Cape Town will be a healthier city with adequate and equitable distribution of resources to render quality, comprehensive, cost-effective primary health care services. This will be achieved through a district health system with a committed and dynamic workforce supported by strong, competent shared leadership with collaboration and commitment from the community and other partners."</em>​ <b>Dr Paul Nkurunziza </b> <cite>Director: City Health</cite></p></blockquote><img alt="" src="" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><div class="contact"><h4>G​​eneral enquiries<br></h4><h4>City Health Management</h4><p> <a href="" target="_blank">See the City Health Management contact list​​</a></p><h4>Clinics and Healthcare facilities</h4><p>​​<a href="" target="_blank">See the ​clinics and healthcare facilities contact list​</a></p></div><h4>Environmental Health Offices</h4><p> <a href="" target="_blank">See the environmental health offices contact list </a></p>

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