Public Health Office

 

Public Health Office

Business Hours: Monday – Friday | 8am – 4:30pm | 24-hour service is provided at the hospital

Public Health Director:
Beth Olsen, MS, RD, LD

1501 East 10th Street
Atlantic, Iowa 50022

(712) 243-7552
fax. (712) 243-7442

Cass County Public Health is here for all ages & stages of life.

At Cass County Public Health, we are here to keep the community, families, adults, and children in our area on a healthy path. Read below to find out about our programs or see the above information to contact us.

For Children

Car Seat Installation Our Child Passenger Safety Technicians will inspect and help you install your child’s car seat to make sure it is safe. Car seat checks are offered during special events and by appointment.

Child Health Assist parents in obtaining well- child exams, oral health and developmental screenings for eligible children.

Immunizations Childhood immunizations for uninsured and underinsured children. Call (712) 250-8122 for more information.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Blood lead testing and follow-up for children (no charge) and information about reducing the risk for lead poisoning.

Parents as Teachers Home visiting program for parents who are pregnant or have children up to kindergarten entry. Child developmental screenings, parenting education, car seat installation instruction, and group connections provided as part of the program.

For Adults

Care for Yourself Iowa Breast and Cervical Screening, Cardiac Screening, and Health Coaching for 40- to 65-year-old income-eligible women.

Family Planning Exams, pregnancy testing, birth control, and STD testing for males and females. Services offered on a sliding fee scale.

Maternal Health Education, screenings, and referrals for a healthy pregnancy provided in trimester visits.

A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. It includes 8 two-hour sessions for a small group of 8-12 participants led by a trained facilitator.

Volunteer Program Coordination of community volunteers to provide transportation, companionship, errands and more with the goal to improve quality of life. Trained Volunteers also assist Medicare-eligible residents with information about Medicare insurance questions.

 For Our Communities

Community Health Needs Assessment & Health Improvement Planning Agency leads effort to complete a community health needs assessment every 5 years. From t he needs assessment, a health improvement plan for the county is developed in collaboration with other agencies to make improvements in the health of area residents.

Communicable Disease / Epidemiology Follow-up provided to persons exposed to reportable communicable diseases and their contacts.

Environmental Health Septic and well inspections and permits, radon awareness. Call (641) 747-8320. Restaurant, hotel/motel, grocery store, convenience store, liquor store, and bar inspections call l(712) 755-2609.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Assistance to communities, businesses, and individuals to increase preparedness efforts.

Stop the Bleed, Bleeding Control Training – A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. While emergency responders will arrive as quickly as possible, bystanders are almost always there first. In the case of disaster and high-casualty incidents, emergency services are often spread thin. This is where Stop The Bleed! comes in to play. This free training program will teach you how to stop severe bleeding.