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.

Disease Tracker

Interested in knowing what illnesses are being reported in Woodbury County? Find out by viewing our Disease Tracker.

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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Smoke Free Housing

Learn more about owning or renting a smoke free apartment and which Woodbury County apartment complexes are smoke free.

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WIC Appointment?

Please read the Iowa WIC Rights & Responsibilities statement before your scheduled certification appointment(s). Lea la Declaración de derechos y responsabilidades de WIC de Iowa antes de su(s) cita(s) de certificación. 

Iowa WIC Rights & Responsibilities statement (French)

Make sure you are prepared and you bring everything you need. Find out what you should bring with you

Move Your Way

 Move Your Way link: Want to get more physical activity? Build a weekly plan

 

Learn more about our Move Your Way Campaign

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 

Click here for more information.

All clinics held at SDHD, 1014 Nebraska St.

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.

  

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Siouxland District Health Department (SDHD) is the public health agency for Woodbury County. Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work, and play by trying to prevent people from getting sick or injured. Public health also promotes wellness by encouraging healthy behaviors. 

Please see the information further below on this page about SDHD service modifications during the COVID-19 emergency declaration.  

 
SDHD's mission statement:  "Leading a collaborative effort to build a healthier community through improved access to health services, education and disease prevention."
 
Vision statement: A Healthy Community for All”.     
 
SDHD Quarterly Newsletters: Read the latest SDHD newsletter and sign up today to receive our quarterly newsletter via email.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

October 29, 2020

  Data Table 10-29-20

COVID-19 data are reported as accurately as we have available. Data are updated as we receive information that is more complete and is subject to change.

Total positive cases data includes cases diagnosed with a positive PCR or antigen test (throat or nasal swab) that test for a current infection, and does not include positive serology tests. The total case number information is taken from the IDPH website, which updates throughout the day.

Total recovered includes cases that have either met the criteria for no longer needing isolation and public health monitoring, OR that have had at least 28 days pass since their diagnosis.  The recovery criteria are set by the CDC and include:

  • No fever for at least 24 hours (that is one full day of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers) AND
  • Other symptoms have improved (for example, when cough or shortness of breath have  improved) AND
  • At least ten days have passed since symptoms first appeared.    (Updated 7/21/20)

These timeframes are based on the time of symptoms starting, NOT of receiving a positive test.  Negative tests are generally NOT required to be released from isolation. 

The IDPH 14-day average percentage positive is calculated by IDPH using the sum total of individual positive cases from the past 14 days divided by the sum total of individuals tested in the past 14 days.  

Current hospitalizations includes people who are currently hospitalized in Woodbury County with a COVID-19 diagnosis.  The numbers are broken down into Woodbury County residents only, and total, which includes Woodbury County residents AND residents from other states and counties that are currently hospitalized in a Woodbury County hospital.  We are also breaking it down further to show the number of those currently hospitalized with a COVID-19 diagnosis that are actually hospitalized due to the severity of their illness, and that aren't in the hospital for another reason and also are COVID positive.  The number hospitalized with COVID provides information about hospital capacity use, and the number hospitalized due to COVID provides information about illness severity.     

The Iowa Department of Public Health is updating number of cases regularly on their website.  You can find data, including daily case counts, on the Iowa Department of Public Health COVID-19 dashboard, which is continually updated and available to you at https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/case-counts. You can click on Woodbury County on the state map to sort for just Woodbury County, and the statistics shown at the top of the page will reflect Woodbury County information.

    

VIEW MORE INFO ON OUR COVID-19 PAGE

Includes:  Weekly Indicator updates, press releases, information for businesses, links to video updates, CDC and IDPH pages, general info, and much more!


Siouxland District Health Department

Services During COVID-19 Disaster Declaration

The public health of our community is of great importance to Siouxland District Health Department, so SDHD is striving to maintain a high level of service while doing our best to keep our staff and the community safe.  SDHD employees continue to report to work and provide services; however, many of our services have been modified or suspended during the state public health disaster declaration.

Our doors remain open at this time, however, most services are available by appointment only, and the number of people allowed in for a single appointment is limited.  Please see below for further information about specific services. 

 

WIC

WIC, including Breastfeeding Peer Counseling remain open for all services and we are taking new clients. 

We can complete all types of appointments over the phone or telehealth (facetime, Signal, or Zoom), including new applications.   We know during these difficult times our services may be more needed than ever and we are here for families.

Beginning October 1, 2020, we will begin offering some in person visits on a limited basis by appointment only.

We encourage those with questions or who would like to apply for WIC to call 712-279-6636

 

Maternal Child Adolescent Health Programs

I-Smile:   I-Smile continues to provide help finding oral health services for clients.   Some I-Smile services are being provided in-person with an appointment.

Maternal Health and Child and Adolescent Health and Hawki:  We can provide these services virtually and by phone.  This includes Hawk-I and Medicaid presumptive eligibility applications and Maternal Health.

These services may also be available in-person by appointment only.

Please call 712-279-6119.

 

Clinic Services

Vaccines For Children (VFC) Immunization services: To limit the spread of COVID-19 we are currently providing immunization services by appointment only. A cloth mask must be worn to the appointment or the appointment will need to be rescheduled. Please stay home and call us to reschedule your appointment if you or your child are feeling unwell or running a fever above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Please only bring the children being vaccinated and one adult or guardian, if possible, to your appointment. Please call us at 712-279-6119 for record requests or concerns. We are now offering seasonal flu vaccine.

Adult Flu and Travel Immunization services: To limit the spread of COVID-19 we are currently providing adult flu and travel immunization services by appointment only. A cloth mask must be worn to the appointment or the appointment will need to be rescheduled. Please stay home and call us to reschedule your appointment if you are feeling unwell or running a fever above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. When you schedule your appointment you will be given instructions and a number to call when you arrive for your appointment. Upon arrival for your appointment, you must stay in your car and call the number that was given to you. Staff will call and inform you when it is safe to enter the building to receive service. Please call 712-279-6119 with questions or to schedule an appointment.

Tuberculosis services: To limit the spread of COVID-19 we are currently providing tuberculosis services by appointment only. A cloth mask must be worn to the appointment or the appointment will need to be rescheduled. Please stay home and call us to reschedule your appointment if you are feeling unwell or running a fever above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. When you schedule your appointment you will be given instructions and a number to call when you arrive for your appointment. Upon arrival for your appointment, you must stay in your car and call the number that was given to you. Staff will call and inform you when it is safe to enter the building to receive service.

Health Maintenance services: We continue to provide services to health maintenance clients but we are altering services to reduce visits.

Our goal is to maintain the health of our community while reducing the potential spread of COVID-19 to our clients and staff.

 

HOPES Program

HOPES Visits are still being conducted but will be done virtually via video conferencing.

HOPES workers have been calling their families and doing these visits virtually with all of their families since April 8, 2020. If you have not heard from your worker please text or call her to set up your next virtual home visit.

 

Personal Care/Homemaker Services

Services are continuing to be provided. Each offered service is being prioritized at this time and there are some limitations. We will continue to evaluate the needs of our clients day to day and case by case. Our goal is to keep everyone safe and well.  

 

Laboratory Services

Water testing:  We are continuing to provide water testing for public supplies and private well water testing and collections have resumed.  If you have any water testing questions, please call 712-279-6119.

STD Testing & Services:  The laboratory is providing limited STD services at this time by appointment.  No walk in services can be provided at this time.  To set up an appointment, please call 712-279-6119.

Lead Testing:  Lead testing is being provided by appointment only.  Please call 712-279-6119 for any questions.

DNA collections: Testing to be done by appointment only.  You must contact one of the testing companies to set up this testing.  Company phone numbers are listed under the DNA testing section of our website.

 

Environmental Health, Permits, and Inspections 

Private well water: Private well water sample collection for the Grants to Counties program is being done.  Call 712-234-3908 to begin the process.  

Food and lodging establishment licenses: Food license renewal can be completed online at https://iowa.usasafeinspect.com/.

License applications are also available on our website at http://www.siouxlanddistricthealth.org/component/content/article/4-a-z-search/220-retail-food-establishments.html?directory=87.  These can be completed and mailed in along with the appropriate license fee.

Please call 712-234-3906 with questions about completing a food or lodging application.

Well and septic system permitting: License applications and other forms and information are available on our website at http://www.siouxlanddistricthealth.org/forms/cat_view/12-private-well-a-septic-system-applications.html .  These can be completed and mailed in along with the appropriate fee. 

 

Move Your Way CampaignSM

Siouxland District Health Department has been selected as one of eight communities from across the nation, to pilot the Move Your Way Campaign SM over the next nine months. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created the Move Your Way campaign to promote the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. It aims to help people understand how much physical activity they need to be healthy and how to fit it into their daily lives.

The campaign has videos, fact sheets, posters, and interactive tools in English and Spanish that are free and easy to use and distribute. These materials promote friendly, practical key messages, like “lots of things count as physical activity” and “it all adds up!”

For more information on our Move Your Way campaign efforts, click here.  

    

 
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