Home Health Nursing
Mills County Public Health (MCPH) is a Medicare/Medicaid certified agency. Home health care services are available to all qualifying residence of Mills County. Home care can be utilized to help treat, restore, rehabilitate or maintain a person safely in their home.
Services available include:
- Skilled Nursing
- Home Health Aide
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
A nurse coordinates all home care services with the client their family and physician as well as other members of the medical team. Services may be reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, private fee.
Health education and promotion is provided throughout Mills County to schools, businesses, community activities, area organizations. Upon request, a nurse will provide health education activities. Some educational topics available are:
- Prenatal education
- Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
- Living with Arthritis
- Breast health education
- Other topics by request
- Blood Pressure Screenings
Childhood and adult immunizations are available at the Mills County Public Health Immunization clinics. An assessment of immunization history will be done to advise what immunizations are needed. These clinics are held weekly at the office. There is no charge for vaccine for those who qualify. Donations accepted. Please contact Mills County Public Health for times and dates @ 712-527-9699.
FLU CLINICS Influenza and pneumonia vaccines are available in the fall. Please call Mills County Public Health for dates and locations of these clinics.
Surveillance and investigation of communicable diseases are an ongoing function of Mills County Public Health. Contact MCPH @ 712-527-9699 for questions concerning communicable diseases.
MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH
Maternal Health Care
Education and case management available to pregnant women to promote healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. There is no cost to enroll in this program.
- Newborn baby visits
Nursing visit following birth by Registered Nurse to provide assessment, education and referrals to community resources. This service may be free to qualifying individuals, or may be paid by Medicaid or insurance. Referrals accepted from physicians or individuals requesting care.
- Breast Feeding Education and Support
Individual education and support provided by a certified breast feeding educator. Hospital-grade breast pumps available to those who qualify.
CARE FOR KIDS/EPSDT (Early & Periodic Screening Diagnosis & Treatment)
Education and case management for families of children birth through age 21 who receive Medicaid insurance benefits.
CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING PREVENTION
Lead poisoning prevention education provided.
Lead testing available to children ages one through five according to Iowa Department of Public Health guidelines. Case management provided to individuals with abnormal lead levels.