Siouxland District Health Department

Creating a healthy community for all

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Reportable Disease Hotline

To report diseases immediately, use the Iowa Department of Public Health 24/7 disease reporting telephone hotline: 1-800-362-2736. 

 
Want to know when and how to report certain diseases view IDPH's Disease Reporting Poster.

Radon

Testing your home for radon is easy and inexpensive. Test kits are available at SDHD for only $7. Learn more about radon and testing your home. 

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IMMUNIZATIONS

Need a copy of your child's immunization record? Click Here. Must have name, date of birth, and a Social Security or Medicaid number.

To schedule an appointment, call 712-279-6119 and ask for the clinic.

Immunization eligibility information for Vaccine for Children's (VFC) program in English and Spanish 

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All clinics held at SDHD, 1014 Nebraska St.

Effective, August 1, 2016 there is a $15.00 administration fee per child for all non-Iowa Medicaid children receiving vaccinations through our immunization clinics.  We accept cash, check, credit or debit cards for payment at this time. In addition, we are unable to accept children with Hawk-I coverage.  These children should be taken to their physician for immunizations.

  

Frequently Asked Questions PDF Print E-mail

    

Q1:  Can I bring my child to the health department for shots? 

Q2:  Do I need to make an appointment for shots for my kids? 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

 

Q1:  Can I bring my child to the health department for shots? 

A1:  It depends.  SDHD provides vaccines (shots) for children ages 0 – 18 if they have one or more of the following: no health insurance; are on Medicaid (Iowa Managed Care Organization) (bring a copy of the Medicaid/Managed Care Organization card with you); are Native American or Alaska Native; or has health insurance that does not pay for shots.

 

Q2:  Do I need to make an appointment for shots for my kids? 

A2:  Shots for kids are given during scheduled immunization clinics throughout the month.  Appointments are required. 

 

Q3:  What shots does my child need? 

A3:  It depends on the age of the child and what vaccines your child has already received.  You should bring a copy of your child’s immunization record to the immunization clinic so that staff can determine what vaccines are needed.  It is important to keep a copy of all vaccines/shots that your child has received.

 

Q4: I am traveling overseas.  What shots do I need and how much do they cost? 

A4:  It depends on where you are traveling to, what countries you may travel through and how long you will be there.  It is important to plan ahead for any vaccines that you may need.  It is also important to know what vaccines you have received in the past. Make sure to have a fully updated vaccine record to bring with you. Some vaccines must be given a certain period of time before travel begins. You can check the CDC’s website for travel vaccine information.  SDHD is a Yellow Fever designated vaccine clinic. We provide a number of vaccines needed/recommended for foreign travel. Call and schedule an assessment visit with our travel staff that stays up-to-date on changing requirements. You can also check with your health care provider. We do not bill any third party insurance carriers for adult and foreign travel vaccine. Vaccine costs vary. 

 

Q5:  Can I get the flu from the flu shot or flu mist? 

A5:  No

 

Q6:  Does the health department give free tetanus shots? 

A6:  No, tetanus shots are available for a fee.

 

Q7: Does it cost anything to get STD testing done?

A7: There currently is no charge for the majority of STD testing.  The exam is free and even most of the common medicines are free if an STD is diagnosed.  HIV and hepatitis C testing may have a charge depending on someone’s risk for these infections and occasionally individuals may have an infection that requires a medicine that we don’t have and they will have to pay for it at a pharmacy.

 

Q8: Do you have to be a Woodbury County or Iowa resident to be tested for STDs at your clinic?

A8: No.  Our clinic is available to anyone regardless of where they live.

 

Q9: How often should I have my well water tested?

A9: It is recommended that well water is tested once a year.  The spring, when the weather is warming up and the snow is melting, is the best time to have your water tested because problems with your well will be more likely to be detected at this time.

 

Q10: Do you do testing for rabies?

A10: Siouxland District Health Department is an excellent resource for rabies questions and concerns, but we do not test for rabies.  We can help evaluate a person’s risk for rabies after a potential exposure and assist in the processing of animals being tested.  SDHD can also facilitate the submission of animals to the appropriate laboratory when testing is necessary.

 

Q11: Do you do pre-employment drug screening?

A11: SDHD has drug testing available for all types of situations, including pre-employment screening.  A $15 collection fee is charged in addition to charges that range from $15-45 depending on how many drugs the individual needs tested.  You may want to check with your potential employer to make sure that they will accept our test results or if they have a contracted agency that does their testing.

 

Q12: I think I have mold in my house.  Should I have it tested?

A12: It is not recommended that people have mold tested.  Every person reacts to mold a little differently and there is no standard that determines how much mold is too much.  It is also not usually necessary to know what type of mold that you have.  The cleaning of mold does not depend on the type of mold present.

 

Q13: How do I get WIC?

A13:  To receive WIC in Iowa you must live in Iowa, meet the income guidelines and have a health or nutrition risk. Please call the WIC office at 712/279-6636 if you would like to see if you qualify.

 

Q14: What should I bring to my WIC appointment?  

A14: 1. Proof of current income: Paycheck stubs, income tax return OR Proof of current eligibility for Medicaid, SNAP benefits (formerly called food stamps), or FIP

2. Proof of your address (one of the following): Utility bill, rent or mortgage receipt, drivers license with current address, voter registration card with current address

3. Proof of identity for each family member applying for WIC such as: Drivers’ license or passport, birth certificate, insurance or Medicaid card, shool or work ID, hospital/medical record, crib card, WIC ID folder from any state, or a social security card

4. Hemoglobin or hematocrit results, height and weight (if available)

5. Immunization record for children 2 years and younger

6. All children and/or infants who are getting WIC

 

Q15: Where can I use my eWIC card?

A15: Iowa eWIC cards must be used in Iowa. Woodbury County stores that accept eWIC are listed below. Click here for a current listing of all eWIC stores in Iowa. 

HyVee

4500 Sergeant Rd.

3301 Gordon Dr.

2827 Hamilton Blvd.

2611 Pierce St

Fareway

4267 Sergeant Rd.

4016 Indian Hills Dr.

4040 War Eagle Dr.

700 1st St, Sergeant Bluff

Wal-Mart Super Center

3400 Singing Hills Dr.

3101 Floyd Blvd.

Save A Lot

1730 Pierce St.

Target

5775 Sunnybrook St

Abarrotes El Arcoiris

2022 Court St.

Chet's Foods

741 Frontage Rd, Moville

The Mercantile

319 5th St, Correctionville

 

Q16: How can we find out about job vacancies at SDHD, and how do we apply?

A16: Please visit the SDHD and Woodbury County websites to learn more about vacancies and to apply. 

 

Q17: What payment sources can we use?

A17: We accept cash, check, debit and credit cards. A convenience fee is charged for use of a debit or credit card.

 

Q18: Can I see a doctor and/or a dentist?

A18: SDHD is not a physician or dentist's office. 

 

Q19: Can Siouxland District Health Department issue a birth certificate?

A19: No, please contact the Woodbury County Recorder's Office at 712/279-6626 in the Courthouse.

 

Q20: Do you sell radon kits and how much do they cost?  Are there instructions available?

A20: Yes, we sell radon kits for $7 and instructions are available. You can purchase them at the front desk.

 

Q21: I am an adult with insurance. Can you bill my vaccines to my insurance? 

A21: SDHD does not bill third parties for adult vaccine services.  Payment is required on the date of service.  Work with your insurance company to determine where best to receive services to maximize your benefits.

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