Throughout Washington County

Promoting Child Health

Public Health promotes the health of Washington county children, youth and adolescents by providing health care services through collaborative efforts. Our agency strives to develop systems to meet the health care needs of children from birth through age 21 years and their families

Women, Infant, Child Nutrition

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that provides nutritious foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, cereal and infant formula at no cost to families with pregnant women or young children.

Child Care Nurse Consultants

Registered Nurses who provide on-site consultation, training, and technical assistance to early childhood care and education providers.

1st Five Healthy Mental Development Initiative

Designed to build partnerships between physician practices and public service providers to better meet the developmental needs of all children during the first 5 years of life.


Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa, or Hawki, is a health insurance program for children. Hawki serves children throughout the State of Iowa, making sure they receive the medical/dental attention they need so they can grow healthy and strong.

Developmental Screening

This is an easy, accurate way to assess a child’s developmental skills. Periodic screening helps parents and medical providers determine if a child is developing typically, or if the child is at risk for a developmental delay.

The Family Connection

Developmental Screening is an easy, accurate way to assess a child’s developmental skills. If the child is at risk for a developmental delay the mission of The Family Connection is to provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.


Washington County Public Health incorporates vision screenings into our Child Health program.   We're here to help you have your child's vision screened prior to entering Kindergarten and the 3rd grade as is required by Iowa Law.

Lead Poison Prevention

Lead Information For Parents And Health Care Providers

Referral Assistance

We want to help you get connected with the resource that is right for your situation.