.Welcome to Marion County Public Health Department

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.It's Flu Season
It's not too late to get vaccinated against influenza! As long as flu viruses are spreading and causing illness, vaccination can still provide protection against the flu. Flu activity typically peaks between December and February in the United States. Click here for more information on the flu!

If you are an adult and don't have insurance you can call our office at 641-828-2238 and make an appointment to get vaccinated today!
We also have flu vaccine available for children who are on Medicaid, have no health insurance, or children who are underinsured.
Measles: What you need to know!

Make sure your child is protected with the MMR vaccine!

Measles is a highly contagious disease. It can be serious for young children. Protect your child by making sure he or she is up to date on vaccinations, including before traveling abroad.

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. Measles starts with a fever. Soon after, it causes a cough, runny nose, and red eyes. Then a rash of tiny, red spots breaks out. It starts at the head and spreads to the rest of the body. Measles can be serious for young children. It can lead to pneumonia, encephalitis (swelling of the brain), and death.

Click here for more information.

2015 Foot Clinics
The Marion County Public Health Department Foot and Blood Pressure clinic schedule has been posted! Click here to access the schedule for 2015.
.Well Testing

How well is your well? We can do well testing for just $5. Call Marion County Environmental Health and set up an appointment to have your well tested today.

Marion County will also reimburse you to fill your well, up to $400. Just contact Environmental Health today for more questions.

641-828-2238 Ext. 251


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.What is Early ACCESS?
Early ACCESS is a partnership between families with young children, birth to age three, and providers from the Departments of Education, Public Health, Human Services, and The Child Health Specialty Clinics.

The purpose of this program is for families and staff to work together in identifying, coordinating and providing needed services and resources that will help the family assist their infant or toddler to grow and develop.

https://www.educateiowa.gov/pk-12/early-childhood/early-access#Documents

.Why do I need Prenatal Care?

Prenatal care can help keep you and your baby healthy. Babies of mothers who do not get prenatal care are three times more likely to have a low birth weight and five times more likely to die than those born to mothers who do get care.

Doctors can spot health problems early when they see mothers regularly. This allows doctors to treat them early. Early treatment can cure many problems and prevent others. Doctors also can talk to pregnant women about things they can do to give their unborn babies a healthy start to life.

For more information or help finding a provider contact the Maternal Health Program at 641-828-2238 ext 241.

.Personal Preparedness:

For information on how to develop a Family Emergency Plan, an Emergency Kit, and other useful tips see the following websites:

http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan

http://emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/

http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family

http://www.idph.state.ia.us/ProtectIowaHealth/

Marion County Public Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Provider


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Marion County Public Health Department
2003 N. Lincoln
Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138
Phone: (641) 828-2238
Fax: (641) 842-3442