Winneshiek County Public Health Nursing Service has been proudly serving the residents of Winneshiek County for over half a century with their public health and home health care needs. This agency is dedicated to maintaining the health of our community through communicable disease surveillance, safe water and sanitation issues and prevention of health problems. We are an official Home Health Agency, certified as a participating agency under the Health Insurance Benefits Program XVIII and XIX (Medicare and Medicaid).
Our staff provides health education programs (CPR, farm safety, prevention of HIV and AIDs, Child Passenger Seat Safety, lead poisoning, radon, etc), health promotion clinics (immunization, foot, blood pressure, etc.) and monitoring of current health issues in the community.
We also provide skilled nursing care at home for individuals needing treatments, diet and medication management, blood work, care management and health teaching. To help individuals stay in their homes, we have excellent care provided by Home Care Aides who assist with personal cares, exercises and light housekeeping.
Office visits are also available for health supervision and counseling, blood pressure and blood sugar checks, and lead screening.
Winneshiek County Public Health Nursing Service is governed by the Winneshiek County Board of Health, which consists of 5 individuals who donate their time in service to the county. As a county agency, we are also under the wing of the local Board of Supervisors, one of whom serves on the Board of Health. The Board of Health determines agency policy, controls budget, and monitors health issues in the county.
Anyone in Winneshiek County, regardless of age, race or socio-economic status, is eligible for our services. Home health services are provided if the doctor and nurse believe care can adequately and safely be given in the home. Anyone can contact our agency and request service – physicians, nurses, social and health agencies, schools, families and individuals.
The agency accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance for payments. For those without a payment source, a sliding fee scale is adjusted to fit their income. No one is denied service because of finances.
2015 County Health Rankings Report Released
Winneshiek County residents are some of Iowa's healthiest residents! The 2015 County Health Rankings report was released on March 25. This year Winneshiek County ranks #1 in Health Factors and #4 in Health Outcomes. Health Factors are comprised of:
- Health Behaviors such as adult obesity, physical inactivity, and excessive drinking;
- Clinical Care such as diabetic monitoring;
- Social and Economic Factors such as unemployment and children in poverty and
- Physical Environment such as drinking water.
is measured by the Length of Life and Quality of Life. Congratulations
to all of us for doing our part to be healthy. We are fortunate to have many organizations that help us lead healthier lives. However, we still have opportunities for improvement. To see the full report click on the link below.
We Were Left Out of the Phone Book!
We were recently notified that we were left out of the telephone book! We are looking into the situation but, in the meantime be sure to write this number down and give us a call for nursing visits and cares, personal cares, Vaccinations, Happy Feet Clinics and so much more. Call us at 563-382-4662!
Happy Feet Clinics
Have you made your Foot Clinic appointment yet??
We now offer Foot Clinics each Tuesday afternoon from 1-3 and the first and third Thursdays from 9:30-11:30. Make your appointment today and keep your feet happy!!
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The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age 50. There are often no signs or symptoms of colorectal cancer – that’s why it’s so important to get screened. Talk with your doctor today!
Mission Statement: To promote, preserve, enhance and protect the health and well-being of all persons in the community... realizing that HEALTH CARE is the fundamental right of every human being without distinction because of race, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, social or financial status.