The Cameron Parish Health Unit will remain closed until further notice due to damages sustained during Hurricane Ike.

Cameron Parish Health Unit personal health staff will be working out of the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit in Lake Charles.  Environmental health staff will be working out of Region V Office of Public Health in Lake Charles and can be reached at (337) 475-3237.

Displaced Cameron Parish clients who are seeking health unit services can go to the parish health unit in the parish where they are currently residing. 

Following is a list of other area health units residents can access:

• Allen Parish Health Unit   (318) 335-1147
• Beauregard Parish Health Unit    (337) 463-4486
• Calcasieu Parish Health Unit  (337) 478-6020
• Jefferson Davis Parish Health Unit  (337) 824-2193

For those clients who are still residing in Cameron Parish, please contact the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit at (337) 478-6020 to find out how to resume your services.

While the full extent of the damages has yet to be determined, the Region V Office of Public health is working with the Cameron Parish Police Jury administrative office to have additional assessments performed.

Health Unit staff will be providing the tetanus diphtheria vaccine on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grand Lake Recreation Center in Grand Lake, La.