.Welcome to Marion County Public Health Department

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.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


Visit Environmental Health's page today! Click here

.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.

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.Get your children immunized before school starts!
Vaccinating your children is the BEST possible way to keep them healthy and protect them from preventable diseases!

Immunizations are required before entering
Preschool
Kindergarten
7th Grade
Adolescent Boosters (Age 11)

The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program helps provide vaccines to children whose parents or guardians may not be able to afford them. This helps ensure that all children have a better chance of getting their required vaccinations on schedule. These vaccines protect babies, young children, and adolescents from 16 diseases.

To qualify a child must meet the following criteria:
Be on
Medicaid (Title XIX)
Have no insurance
Be American Indian/Alaskan Natives
Have NO health insurance

To make an appointment today, call 641-828-2238 Ext. 222

Click here for more information about immunizations

.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