Provides ongoing surveillance and control of significant infectious
diseases, such as meningitis, pertussis (whooping cough), and e-coli. Our staff
works with medical providers, hospitals, and laboratories to:
report cases of significant infectious disease.
the circumstances of each case.
pertinent information to families and communities.
and implement measures to control the spread of disease
infection-control training to community agencies and organizations.
We act as a source to provide education and distribution of medication
to TB clients within the county.
Emergency PreparednessThe Iowa Department of Public Health works with local, state and
federal partners to increase the state’s ability to respond to bioterrorism,
infectious disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies. We would like
all residents of Iowa County to become a part of this preparedness effort. For
simple steps you can take now to be prepared for a public health emergency you
can pick up a copy of Protect Iowa Health at the Iowa County Health Department
This is a program over the entire state that provides coordination of
services to all Iowans over the age of 60 at no charge. A Case Manager will
assist the client in finding services they need. There are no income or asset
guidelines for this.
Elderly Waiver for the Frail ElderlyThis is a special program under Case Management which provides a
variety of services to keep persons over the age of 65 in their homes longer and
safer. Clients have to meet level-of-care and financial guidelines. Services
include: homemaker, Lifeline, home delivered meals, frozen meals,
transportation, adult day care, and respite. There is a maximum amount that may
be spent monthly on the services. Medicaid is also included to help with medical
and medicine costs.
Maternal Health ProgramThis program is available for pregnant women. Services include
education about pregnancy, help arranging for delivery, and referrals to other
This is for
children 0-21 years covered by Medicaid.
and payment vouchers for well child check-ups and dental visits are available.
Infants, & Children) – Clinics are held twice a month to provide services to
pregnant and postpartum women and children from ages birth to 5 years. Services
include: nutrition counseling, food coupons, family counseling, lead screenings.
Well Kids in Iowa, or hawk-i, is a health insurance program for children. This
program is for families who make too much money to receive Medicaid, but who
struggle with the financial responsibilities of private insurance plans.
Children ages 0-19, whose families meet the income guidelines set forth by the
program, are eligible to receive low-cost or free health insurance through the
hawk-i program. For more information about hawk-i, visit
You may also call the Iowa County Health Department at (319)741-6422.
Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC)
The child care health consultant’s basic function is to prevent harm
and promote optimal health in child care programs. The CCHC will provide
educational tools, information, and support to local child care agencies.
Educational presentations on various health issues are
available for groups.
Loan ClosetEquipment such as bath benches, walkers, wheelchairs and stool risers
are available at no cost as long as the client needs them while they are in