Public Health Nursing Services
Mills County Public Health Nursing Services have decertified from Medicare. Because there are 16 for-profit healthcare agencies that serve Mills County, we are no longer providing the service. We will continue to fill gaps in service and will provide home health care services to our county residents who do not qualify for Medicare.
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.
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 Veteran’s Affairs, private insurance, private fee/sliding 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
- Save your Brain Classes - Alzheimer/Dimentia Prevention Education
- Diabetes Prevention Programming
- Blood Pressure Screenings
Childhood and adult immunizations are available at Mills County Public Health. An assessment of immunization history will be done to advise what immunizations are needed.
FLU CLINICS Influenza and pneumonia vaccines are available in the fall. Please call Mills County Public Health for details.
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.
CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING PREVENTION
Lead poisoning prevention education provided.
Lead case management is provided to children ages one through five with abnormal lead levels, according to Iowa Department of Public Health guidelines.