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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.

Tips from Tots

Tips from Tots

It's a new year and you can make 2015 the year you help your family prepare for any emergency. Check out the tips these tots have for each of us by clicking on the link below.

January is Radon Action Month

January is Radon Action Month

January is Radon Action Month!  Radon is an odorless and colorless gas that is formed from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon gas moves upward through the ground and into homes and buildings through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Any home can have radon, regardless of age, location or foundation type. Every Iowan should have their home tested for radon as the risk of radon exposure is greater in Iowa due to our State’s geology and glacial deposits.
Radon is measured in picoCuries/Liter (pCi/L). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that homes and buildings with radon levels of 4 pCi/L or higher be fixed to reduce the indoor radon level. The EPA estimates that seven in ten Iowa homes contain radon levels above 4 picoCuries/Liter (pCi/L). The average indoor radon concentration in Iowa is more than six times the national average. Iowa leads the nation in the percent of homes over the 4 pCi/L as well as percent of homes over 20 pCi/L. 
Stop in to pick up a test kit for $10 today and speak with our resident expert about what you can do to reduce the radon level in YOUR home!

Live Healthy Iowa

Live Healthy Iowa

Live Healthy Iowa is a statewide initiative to help Iowans adopt a healthier lifestyle through increased physical activity and increased awareness of the benefits of nutritious foods.  Check out the link below for more information.  Sign up today!

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!!

Go Red Day!

Go Red Day!

Join us for Go Red Day on Friday, February 6!  February is American Heart Month and Go Red Day is designed to create the awareness of heart disease in women.  Heart disease is still the number one killer of men AND women.  Stay tuned here for more information about Go Red Day on February 6.

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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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