The Iowa County Health Department strives to demonstrate leadership and coordination in health care management by providing preventative, community and home care services to our county.
The Iowa County Health Department is a Medicare certified home health agency, able to bill Medicare, Medicaid, Grants, and other third party payers for qualified home visits.
A sliding fee scale, based upon monthly household income, determines the cost per visit for private pay clients. The Iowa County Health Department is governed by the Iowa County Board of Health comprised of five members.
The members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors and they serve 3 year terms. One member must be a physician.
The Board of Health usually meets the third Thursday, of the odd months, but no less than quarterly.
At least one meeting is a conjoint meeting with the Advisory Committee. A quorum shall be three members or more.
Iowa County Board of Health
Current Members: Dr. Ben Miller, Joelle Jensen, Carolyn Elwood, Jeannine Scandridge, Matt Murphy, and Nancy Achenbach
The Advisory Committee is made up of five members appointed by the Board of Health meets quarterly. At least one meeting is a conjoint meeting with the Board of Health. Members are selected from businesses and the community.
(Minutes available upon request)
Skilled Nursing Visits – A hospital or doctors referral is needed before initial visit is made.
These visits may consist of: Setting up medications Assisting with dressing changes Teaching how to manage ostomy cares Monitoring health condition after a hospital stay Diabetic Teaching Any other skilled nursing functions These visits may be billed to Medicare, Medicaid, grants, private insurance or sliding fee scale.
Physical, Occupational, & Speech Therapy
We contract with ONR, Inc. (Orthopedic and Neurological Rehabilitation, Inc.) to provide these services as ordered by the doctor Home Health Aide Visits – Assists clients with personal cares.
These visits may be billed to Medicare, Medicaid, grants, private insurance or by sliding fee scale, depending on certain criteria.
This service consists of cleaning, laundry, running errands and meal prep to help clients stay in their homes and to assist
family members who are caring for their loved ones.
Anyone may request these services, no doctor’s referral is needed.
Homemaker visits are billed according to a sliding fee scale.
Health Promotion Clinic Services
Blood Pressure Clinics – Regular blood pressure clinics are held at the congregate meal sites throughout the county. Flu Shot Clinics – These clinics are held each fall at various locations throughout the county. Immunization Clinics – Immunizations are available for those who are VFC (Vaccine For Children) eligible.
VFC eligible children are age 0-18 years old who are enrolled in Medicaid, uninsured, underinsured, or
American Indian/Alaskan Native.
These clinics are held at the Health Department Office twice each month.
Public Health Services
Communicable Disease Program
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:
Detect and report cases of significant infectious disease. Investigate the circumstances of each case. Provide pertinent information to families and communities. Recommend and implement measures to control the spread of disease Provide infection-control training to community agencies and organizations.
Fact Sheets for Communicable Diseases
Updated information coming soon
We act as a source to provide education and distribution of medication to TB clients within the county.
The 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 Elderly
This 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 Program Iowa County Public Health no longer provide these services directly. Please refer to Johnson County WIC phone number & link as well as the small blurb below: (319) 356-6042. Visit their website by clicking HERE.
Iowa WIC Clinics
2nd Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Williamsburg Library, 300 W. State Street, Williamsburg, IA 52361 4th Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Marengo Public Library; 235 East Hilton Street; Marengo, IA 52301