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Public Health Services

COVID-19 Information 

Mahaska County Public Health is actively working with local, state, and national partners to monitor, plan for, and address the evolving COVID-19 outbreak.

General questions for the Public Health Coordinator can be directed to 641-672-3412. As always, in the event of an emergency dial 911. For the most recent updates from local, state, national, and world resources, click here.

All media requests must be directed to Emily Brown, Senior Marketing Specialist at ebrown@mahaskahealth.org

 

Available Services

Adult Immunizations Certain vaccines for adults are provided at a cost, please contact the office if specific vaccines are requested.

Bio-emergency preparation For emergency preparedness information, please call.

Blood pressure screenings For blood pressure information, please call.

Child Immunizations Including Vaccines for Children (VFC) in low income, Medicaid, uninsured, underinsured, and Native American Indian families.

Perfect Beginnings Through a partnership with the Mahaska Health Birthing Center and funding from the Iowa Department of Public Health and Mahaska County grants, all moms delivering at Mahaska Health are offered a visit from a nurse during your hospital stay. Upon your request, the nurse will assist you further.

Child Vaccines and Tests available to eligible children age 18 and younger. Call ahead scheduling is recommended.

In-Home Healthcare can be a comforting and cost-effective option when compared to a lengthy stay in a care facility:


Home Healthcare Services

Daily Living Services

Homecare aide and homemaking services: 

  • Bathing, shampooing hair, toileting, and dressing
  • Meal preparation
  • Laundry
  • Errands
  • Light housekeeping
  • Other personal cares specific to patient need

Nursing Home Visits

Provided by a Registered Nurse

  • Assessments and blood draws
  • Medication administration/setup/instructions
  • Vital signs
  • Health educators in nutritional guidance, home safety, and health promotions. 

 

Mahaska Health Partnership has partnered with Mahaska County to provide necessary public health services for the community. Everyone from birth to end-of-life is eligible to utilize the services offered by Public Health. These services are provided based on need and eligibility, and will be set up on a sliding fee scale based on each individual or family income. Through the services we provide, our goal is to promote the health and well-being of our community.