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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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Responsible for total operation of the agency's programs according to approved policies, procedures, and standards.

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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.

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Come join our team!  

We are seeking a new Public Health Director to oversee agency operations and promote and protect health i...

Come join our team! We are seeking a new Public Health Director to oversee agency operations and promote and protect health i...

Come join our team! We are seeking a new Public Health Director to oversee agency operations and promote and protect health in Washington County. More information can be found here: https://www.washph.com/About-Us/News/public-health-administrator
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Do your children need medical or dental insurance? They may qualify for Hawki. Click this link to view updated income guidelines...

Do your children need medical or dental insurance? They may qualify for Hawki. Click this link to view updated income guidelines...

Do your children need medical or dental insurance? They may qualify for Hawki. Click this link to view updated income guidelines https://hhs.iowa.gov/.../welc.../iowa-health-link/hawki-chip
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Things got a little 😵‍💫❄️🌬☃️🥶 last month... so much so, that I forgot to share this REALLY IMPORTANT radio interview Cara from W...

Things got a little 😵‍💫❄️🌬☃️🥶 last month... so much so, that I forgot to share this REALLY IMPORTANT radio interview Cara from W...

Things got a little 😵‍💫❄️🌬☃️🥶 last month... so much so, that I forgot to share this REALLY IMPORTANT radio interview Cara from Washington County 911 Communications and I did with KCII Radio! Did you know that you can TEXT 911?! 🤯 It's always better to call if you can, but #textifyoucant ☎️📱 https://www.kciiradio.com/2024/01/05/halcyon-house-washington-page-with-cara-sorrells-and-marissa-reisen/
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WCPH is hiring a Registered Nurse!  Click this link to learn more: https://washph.com/About-Us/News/registered-nurse

WCPH is hiring a Registered Nurse! Click this link to learn more: https://washph.com/About-Us/News/registered-nurse

WCPH is hiring a Registered Nurse! Click this link to learn more: https://washph.com/About-Us/News/registered-nurse
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Our AmeriCorps team member based in Washington County, Shahad, was interviewed on KCII radio to discuss the Disaster PrepWise pr...

Our AmeriCorps team member based in Washington County, Shahad, was interviewed on KCII radio to discuss the Disaster PrepWise pr...

Our AmeriCorps team member based in Washington County, Shahad, was interviewed on KCII radio to discuss the Disaster PrepWise program. She also created a brochure with Washington County Public Health to inform people about an all-hazards approach to disaster preparation. “All-hazards” means that a plan can be used in any situation, whether snow, sleet or summer heat. https://www.kciiradio.com/2023/12/29/halcyon-house-washington-page-with-shahad-elnour/
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The United Presbyterian Home collaborates with the ISU Extension Services and Washington County Public Health's Sara Smith to ho...

The United Presbyterian Home collaborates with the ISU Extension Services and Washington County Public Health's Sara Smith to ho...

The United Presbyterian Home collaborates with the ISU Extension Services and Washington County Public Health's Sara Smith to host Fresh Conversations the last Thursday of the month. Fresh Conversations is a free nutrition and physical education program for ages 60+. The program offers practical tips and sensible solutions to everyday problems that get in the way of doing what most people want to do: eat well and live well! Fresh Conversations is also an opportunity to connect with other adults for a friendly group discussion! The next Fresh Conversations will take place on Thursday, February 29th at 10am in the UP Home's Campbell Room.
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Photos from CDC's post

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For more information on Hawk-I, visit: https://hhs.iowa.gov/programs/welcome-iowa-medicaid/iowa-health-link/hawki-chip

For more information on Hawk-I, visit: https://hhs.iowa.gov/programs/welcome-iowa-medicaid/iowa-health-link/hawki-chip

For more information on Hawk-I, visit: https://hhs.iowa.gov/programs/welcome-iowa-medicaid/iowa-health-link/hawki-chip
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It’ll be another good day to stay cozy at home if you can! Thank you to all essential workers clearing the roads and responding ...

It’ll be another good day to stay cozy at home if you can! Thank you to all essential workers clearing the roads and responding ...

It’ll be another good day to stay cozy at home if you can! Thank you to all essential workers clearing the roads and responding to emergencies! Keyword of the day: PATIENCE We’ve received 2 FEET of snow this week, plus had crazy winds (which are only slightly less crazy now/for the foreseeable future). It will take a while for roads to be clear. Let the crews do their work and we’ll get back to “normal” (albeit a very chilly normal) soon!
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***IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM a Lieutenant with Iowa State Patrol***

TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED ON STATE HIGHWAYS - this means county an...

***IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM a Lieutenant with Iowa State Patrol*** TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED ON STATE HIGHWAYS - this means county an...

***IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM a Lieutenant with Iowa State Patrol*** TRAVEL IS NOT ADVISED ON STATE HIGHWAYS - this means county and city roads are also not good. Conditions will worsen as the day goes on. SHELTER IN PLACE is recommended for all of Southeast Iowa. ***SHARE THIS MESSAGE PLEASE***
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Photos from Washington County, IA Emergency Management's post

Photos from Washington County, IA Emergency Management's post

ALL Washington County offices will be closed tomorrow, January 12 due to impending inclement weather.
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Photos from Washington County, IA Emergency Management's post

Photos from Washington County, IA Emergency Management's post

Be alert for quickly changing road conditions this afternoon and evening!
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We can't believe January is almost here!  Needing to get your kiddos in for their vaccine appointment in the new year? Here is o...

We can't believe January is almost here! Needing to get your kiddos in for their vaccine appointment in the new year? Here is o...

We can't believe January is almost here! Needing to get your kiddos in for their vaccine appointment in the new year? Here is our clinic schedule for January and February.
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Happy Holidays from all of us here at Washington County Public Health! We will be closed December 25th and January 1st.

Happy Holidays from all of us here at Washington County Public Health! We will be closed December 25th and January 1st.

Happy Holidays from all of us here at Washington County Public Health! We will be closed December 25th and January 1st.
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The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is offered through the healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (Hawki) program. Iowa offers...

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is offered through the healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (Hawki) program. Iowa offers...

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is offered through the healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (Hawki) program. Iowa offers Hawki for uninsured children of working families. -No family pays more than $40 a month -Some families pay nothing at all -A child who qualifies for Hawki health insurance will get their health coverage through a managed care organization (MCO)
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Stop by the 5th floor of our office today from 2-4 PM for free STI testing by JCPH.

Stop by the 5th floor of our office today from 2-4 PM for free STI testing by JCPH.

Stop by the 5th floor of our office today from 2-4 PM for free STI testing by JCPH. Our ITS clinic hours for Wednesday (12/13) are slightly adjusted for STI testing. We will be open for testing from 8 am-1 pm at our location in Johnson County. Our health educators will be heading to Washington County Public Health to provide testing from 2-4 pm. See post for more details.
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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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