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Washington County Public Health

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Promote - Protect - Prevent - Respect - Partner

Washington County Public Health

Devoted to assuring effective resources for the health of our communities.

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WCPH is committed to protecting and promoting the health of residents of Washington County

Public Health affects everyone who drinks public drinking water, eats in a restaurant, buys milk, has an elderly relative who needs home care, needs emergency medical services, wants to avoid getting sick from an infectious disease, or is concerned about preparedness for natural or intentional disasters.

A few of the profound changes that our department has helped to bring about include: vaccinations, safer work places, safer and healthier food, vehicle safety, control of infectious diseases, advances in treatment and prevention of heart disease and stroke, family planning, the decrease in tobacco use, better care for mothers and babies and the fluoridation of drinking water. Please take a look at this site to understand how Washington County Public Health can serve you.

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Child Health

Public health promotes the health of Washington county children, youth and adolescents by providing health care services through collaborative efforts. 

The Family Connection

The Family Connection offers personal visits, free of charge, to any family residing in Washington County with children from conception through the age of 48 months. 

Immunizations

Immunizations have the potential to protect the health of families, friends, and communities.  Vaccines are available for children, adolescents, and adults.

Community Health

Washington County Public Health collaborates with a number of organizations on multiple community health endeavors: overall wellness endeavors, access to mental health services, mobile food pantries, blood pressure clinics and multiple community outreach events.

Maternal Health

Maternal health services provide preventive health services to women.  These services ensure early and adequate prenatal care, early identification of risk factors, promotion of health lifestyle choices and resource/referral.

Home Care

Home Care is both the oldest and newest form of health care.  It is the most cost effective and satisfying type of health care service available to preserve the family unit and keep you or your loved one at home as long as possible.

1st Five

The 1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative builds partnerships between physician practices and public service providers to enhance high quality well-child care. 

Dental Services

I-Smile is a statewide initiative to help keep kids healthy. The ultimate goal is to ensure that all children have a dental home. I-Smile can help link you and your family to dental care.

Emergency Preparedness

WCPH collaborates with State and Local partners to protect citizens in Washington County and increase our ability to respond to bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies.

Upcoming Events

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Interested in learning about the Disaster PrepWise program offered through WCPH? Join us Thursday, December 13 at the Washington...

Interested in learning about the Disaster PrepWise program offered through WCPH? Join us Thursday, December 13 at the Washington...

Interested in learning about the Disaster PrepWise program offered through WCPH? Join us Thursday, December 13 at the Washington Library for more information!
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Two weeks from today, Johnson County Public Health will be hosting a free STI testing clinic at our office on 5th floor.  Walk-i...

Two weeks from today, Johnson County Public Health will be hosting a free STI testing clinic at our office on 5th floor. Walk-i...

Two weeks from today, Johnson County Public Health will be hosting a free STI testing clinic at our office on 5th floor. Walk-ins will be accepted, or you can call the number below to schedule an appointment.
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We will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Holidays can be wonderful (and hard). Check out these mental health tips. #MentalHealthMonday #mentalhealthmatters

Holidays can be wonderful (and hard). Check out these mental health tips. #MentalHealthMonday #mentalhealthmatters

Holidays can be wonderful (and hard). Check out these mental health tips. #MentalHealthMonday #mentalhealthmatters
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Photos from Washington County Public Health's post

Have you visited our website recently? We have a new feature that allows users with reading challenges to change how you view the website to help you read/see things better. Simply click the green button in the top right corner to view additional options (3rd picture). We hope this helps as you use our website!
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Can you believe Thanksgiving is one week away?! If you have a large turkey and plan to thaw in the fridge, you may need to start...

Can you believe Thanksgiving is one week away?! If you have a large turkey and plan to thaw in the fridge, you may need to start...

Can you believe Thanksgiving is one week away?! If you have a large turkey and plan to thaw in the fridge, you may need to start now! Don’t forget to thaw the turkey! Learn from Ohio State University three SAFE ways to thaw a turkey and how much time to allow. cfaes.osu.edu/features/three-ways-safely-thaw-turkey
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No matter what type of vehicle you drive, one of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to wear their seat belt. ...

No matter what type of vehicle you drive, one of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to wear their seat belt. ...

No matter what type of vehicle you drive, one of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to wear their seat belt. During #NationalSeatBeltDay, remember to buckle up! https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/seat-belts
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Thank you to all who have served our country, including our own Megan Waterhouse and Jackie Brown.  We are closed today in obser...

Thank you to all who have served our country, including our own Megan Waterhouse and Jackie Brown. We are closed today in obser...

Thank you to all who have served our country, including our own Megan Waterhouse and Jackie Brown. We are closed today in observance of Veterans Day and will reopen Monday, November 13 at 8 AM.
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WCPH is excited to partner with AmeriCorp and The University of Iowa College of Public Health to bring the Disaster PrepWise pro...

WCPH is excited to partner with AmeriCorp and The University of Iowa College of Public Health to bring the Disaster PrepWise pro...

WCPH is excited to partner with AmeriCorp and The University of Iowa College of Public Health to bring the Disaster PrepWise program to Washington County. If you or a loved one would like help creating your emergency plan, contact Emily!
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Amy McLaughlin from The Family Connection will be presenting about developmental milestones with children and answer any questio...

Amy McLaughlin from The Family Connection will be presenting about developmental milestones with children and answer any questio...

Amy McLaughlin from The Family Connection will be presenting about developmental milestones with children and answer any questions you may have about their development. She will also give ideas for educational toys that can help in their development. We are looking forward to her presentation and hope you can attend! It will be Thursday, November 30th at 5:30-6:30 in the library. No registration required. See you there!
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Did you know that some Medicare plans offer a FREE YMCA membership? See more information below from YMCA of Washington County

Did you know that some Medicare plans offer a FREE YMCA membership? See more information below from YMCA of Washington County

Did you know that some Medicare plans offer a FREE YMCA membership? See more information below from YMCA of Washington County Did you know the YMCA of Washington County Active Older Adults Program accepts Silver Sneakers, Renew Active, and Silver & Fit programs? Check your plan to see if you are eligible!
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FDA Recall Alert! WanaBana voluntarily recalls all WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree Pouches regardless of expiration as well ...

FDA Recall Alert! WanaBana voluntarily recalls all WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree Pouches regardless of expiration as well ...

FDA Recall Alert! WanaBana voluntarily recalls all WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree Pouches regardless of expiration as well as Schnucks Cinnamon flavored applesauce pouches and Weis Cinnamon Applesauce pouches due to elevated Lead levels. Parents and caregivers of toddlers and young children who may have consumed WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree pouches should contact their child’s healthcare provider about getting a blood test. Please see the release for more information: https://bit.ly/40nCBwp
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Celebrate Thanksgiving early with us and note a date change due to the holiday at Encore in Washington this month 🦃

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Celebrate Thanksgiving early with us and note a date change due to the holiday at Encore in Washington this month 🦃 Reservation...

Celebrate Thanksgiving early with us and note a date change due to the holiday at Encore in Washington this month 🦃 Reservations are due by 1 p.m. the Tuesday before dining: 319-653-3950
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For most states, daylight saving time ends this Sunday. While many people feel less happy at times during cold, gloomy days duri...

For most states, daylight saving time ends this Sunday. While many people feel less happy at times during cold, gloomy days duri...

For most states, daylight saving time ends this Sunday. While many people feel less happy at times during cold, gloomy days during the winter, these “winter blues” are usually temporary and do not interfere with a person’s functioning. In contrast, some people may start to feel consistently “down” when the days get shorter in the fall and winter and begin to feel better in the spring with its longer daylight hours. Is it just the 'winter blues' or seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? This infographic may help guide you on when to seek professional help. https://go.nih.gov/dVVpwyT
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Happy November!  Here is our childhood immunization clinic schedule for November and December.  Call to schedule your appointmen...

Happy November! Here is our childhood immunization clinic schedule for November and December. Call to schedule your appointmen...

Happy November! Here is our childhood immunization clinic schedule for November and December. Call to schedule your appointment.
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Will you be joining in on the trick-or-treat fun tonight? Follow these safety tips so the night doesn't get too SPOOKY!

Will you be joining in on the trick-or-treat fun tonight? Follow these safety tips so the night doesn't get too SPOOKY!

Will you be joining in on the trick-or-treat fun tonight? Follow these safety tips so the night doesn't get too SPOOKY!
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HACAP's Mobile Food Pantry is truckin' along in November 🚛

HACAP's Mobile Food Pantry is truckin' along in November 🚛

HACAP's Mobile Food Pantry is truckin' along in November 🚛
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Photos from Trinity Muscatine Public Health's post

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Washington County Law Enforcement taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 28th at United Presbyterian Church Parking Lot...

Washington County Law Enforcement taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 28th at United Presbyterian Church Parking Lot...

Washington County Law Enforcement taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 28th at United Presbyterian Church Parking Lot On Saturday, October 28th, from 10 a.m. to Noon, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington Police Department, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the United Presbyterian Church Parking Lot at 209 E. Main St., in Washington. (Sites cannot accept liquids, needles, or sharps, only pills or patches.) For your privacy, it is recommended that you place the pills in a zip-lock bag and dispose of the bottle at home. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. On April 22, 2023, DEA and its law enforcement partners came together to protect our communities from prescription misuse by safely disposing of 663,725 pounds of...
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All children are required to have a blood lead test prior to starting kindergarten.  See  the Washington County Lead Report Card...

All children are required to have a blood lead test prior to starting kindergarten. See the Washington County Lead Report Card...

All children are required to have a blood lead test prior to starting kindergarten. See the Washington County Lead Report Card below - we have room for improvement!
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