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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.

Flu Clinics Announced!

Flu Clinics Announced!

It's time for you to get your annual flu shot!    We will  hold a flu clinic on Thursday, October 30 at North Winneshiek Schools from 2:30--6:00
We accept Medicare so bring your Medicare cards with you to the clinic.  We also accept check or cash.
Cost:  at the flu clinics the cost is $30 for the flu shot or $35 for the FluMist.
           

Think PINK in October!

Think PINK in October!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month...a time when women and men are encouraged to wear pink as a token of creating awareness that breast cancer affects women and men.  We encourage you to do monthly breast self exams and to get your annual mammogram! 

Healthy Lung Month--Quit Smoking!

Healthy Lung Month--Quit Smoking!

October is Healthy Lung Month and time to take the first step toward quitting tobacco. Quitline Iowa has resources to help you. Expert Quit Coaches are ready to support you throughout the quitting process. When you enroll, they will help create a Quitting Plan with your needs in mind.
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), or log on to www.quitlineiowa.org today for details

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!!

Office will be closed for holiday

Office will be closed for holiday

Our office will be closed on Tuesday, November 11 for the observance of Veterans Day.  To reach our staff, please call 563-419-1259.  Thanks.

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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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