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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.

Office will be closed for holiday

Office will be closed for holiday

We will be closed Friday, April 18 to observe the Easter holiday.  If you need to reach a nurse, please call the on-call nurse at 563-419-1259.  We will resume regular business hours on Monday, April 21.  Happy Easter!  Happy Spring!

Shred-a-thon and Drug Takeback

Shred-a-thon and Drug  Takeback

Reduce your risk of identify theft by bringing personal information to the Shred-a-thon on Saturday, April 26 from 10AM--2PM at the Winneshiek County Recycling Center located in Freeport.  Do you also have old or unused medications that you don't know what to do with?  Bring those to the Walmart Store also on April 26 where members of law enforcement will make sure they are properly disposed of.  Shredding will be done by Winneshiek County Recycling.

Happy Feet Clinics

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!!

Take Pertussis Out of the Picture

Take Pertussis Out of the Picture

The Sounds of Pertussis Campaign is a joint initiative between Sanofi Pasteur and March of Dimes to help Raise awareness about pertussis. This site features information about the disease and the importance of vaccination. Learn more at:

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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.
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