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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.

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As the new school year approaches, lets ensure our youngest scholars are protected! 💪💪 🩺 Don't forget: Check with your healthcare provider about your child’s vaccination schedule. Let’s give them the best start to the school year! 📓📔📖 Kindergarten Vaccine Checklist: 💉 Chickenpox (Varicella) 💉 Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Whooping Cough (DTAP) 💉 Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) 💉 Polio 💉 COVID-19 💉 Flu Parent Tips: 🩺 Consult Your Provider 🩺 Keep Records 🩺 Plan Ahead 🩺 Stay Informed 📣📣Back to school clinics August 8th & August 19th at Washington County Public Health!! 📱Call 319-653-7758 to make an appointment! A medida que se acerca el nuevo año escolar, ¡asegurémonos de que nuestros estudiantes más jóvenes estén protegidos! 💪💪 🩺 No lo olvide: consulte con su proveedor de atención médica sobre e calendario de vacunación de su hijo. ¡Démosle el mejor comienzo del año escolar! 📓📔📖 Lista de verificación de vacunas para el jardín de infantes: 💉 Varicela 💉...
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We had so much fun today at the Washington County Fair's Kids Day! Thank you everyone who came to have some fun and received some goodies! We ran out of EVERYTHING! The kids definitely made our day! We can't wait until next year! We will make sure to double what we bring!
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Come out to the Washington County Fair Kids Day TOMORROW, 7/17/2024, from 9:30-11:00 AM!

Come out to the Washington County Fair Kids Day TOMORROW, 7/17/2024, from 9:30-11:00 AM!

Come out to the Washington County Fair Kids Day TOMORROW, 7/17/2024, from 9:30-11:00 AM! We will be set up for fun, games and prizes! Come meet our new Public Health Nurse, Shelby! We can't wait to see everyone for a fun filled Kids Day!
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Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide no-cost or low-cost health coverage for eligible children in...

Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide no-cost or low-cost health coverage for eligible children in...

Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide no-cost or low-cost health coverage for eligible children in Iowa. These programs provide health coverage for children so that they can get routine check-ups, immunizations, and dental care to keep them healthy. See if you qualify today. https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/
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Iowa HHS needs your input!

Iowa HHS needs your input!

Iowa HHS needs your input! We invite you to take the Family Health Survey to share your experiences in getting health care and social support services. Your feedback will help HHS improve the health of women and children in Iowa. No personal information will be taken during the survey. The survey will close on July 14, 2024 English survey: https://go.iowa.gov/Waxh Spanish survey: https://go.iowa.gov/y5pD
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Call us to schedule your child's next immunization appointment

Call us to schedule your child's next immunization appointment

Call us to schedule your child's next immunization appointment. Clinic dates for July and August below.
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There is a new senior dining site in Washington sponsored by Heritage Area Agency on Aging in partnership with Hy-Vee

There is a new senior dining site in Washington sponsored by Heritage Area Agency on Aging in partnership with Hy-Vee

There is a new senior dining site in Washington sponsored by Heritage Area Agency on Aging in partnership with Hy-Vee. Reservations are required.
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Call us to schedule your child's next immunization appointment.  Clinic dates for May and June below.

Call us to schedule your child's next immunization appointment. Clinic dates for May and June below.

Call us to schedule your child's next immunization appointment. Clinic dates for May and June below.
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Children need medical or dental insurance? They may qualify under Hawki. Check out the updated income guidelines here https://hh...

Children need medical or dental insurance? They may qualify under Hawki. Check out the updated income guidelines here https://hh...

Children need medical or dental insurance? They may qualify under Hawki. Check out the updated income guidelines here https://hhs.iowa.gov/programs/welcome-iowa-medicaid/iowa-health-link/hawki-chip
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Hawki

Hawki

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). Find more information here: Hawki
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Call us to schedule your child's next immunization appointment.  Clinic dates for March and April below.

Call us to schedule your child's next immunization appointment. Clinic dates for March and April below.

Call us to schedule your child's next immunization appointment. Clinic dates for March and April below.
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Application deadline has been extended to March 15 so there is still time to apply for this opportunity!  More information can b...

Application deadline has been extended to March 15 so there is still time to apply for this opportunity! More information can b...

Application deadline has been extended to March 15 so there is still time to apply for this opportunity! More information can be found by clicking the link below. 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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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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