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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.

Are You Prepared???

Are You Prepared???

Are you prepared?  Do you have a plan?  September is National Preparedness Month!  Click on the link to find out how you can be sure your family is prepared for emergencies.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Join us in recognizing September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Wear  yellow clothes or a yellow ribbon all month.  Help create awareness about cancers in children and help fund a cure.  To see the Presidential Proclamation click on the link below.

Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Too!

Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Too!

September is also Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  Get that last pedicure of the season and paint those nails teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness.  Many times these two cancers have symptoms that are vague and can easily be brushed off as something else.  Pay attention to your body and what it is telling you and seek medical attention.  For more information on Prostate Cancer check the link below.

Prevent Falls

Prevent Falls

September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month.  Falls remain the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injury for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. In 2012, more than 2.4 million older Americans were treated in an Emergency Department for nonfatal injuries from falls; approximately 772,000 were hospitalized (CDC). Falling is NOT an inevitable result of aging. Check out this resource for more information.

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!!

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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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