Public Health

Department Staff

Audubon County Public Health Nursing Service
318 Leroy St #10
Audubon IA 50025-1255
We are located on the top floor of the Courthouse in Audubon Iowa. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 712.563.2226
Fax: 712.563.2072
E-Mail: audcoph@iowatelecom.net

Jeanne Schwab, RN, BSN, Nurse Administrator
Becky Thompson, RN, BSN, Assistant Administrator
Christine Wahlert, RN, BSN
Lisa Sorensen, RN, BSN
Robert Nelson, RN

Jean Hinners, HCA
Penny Lafoy, HCA
Paulette Boldt, HCA

Teresa Murray, Office Manager

Click here for the Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule

The Audubon County Public Health Nursing Service...
Is certified to provide care covered by Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran's Administrative, and private insurance. Fees are based on your ability to pay. Services are provided at no charge if you are unable to pay.

We can help if you need us:

Nursing Services (RN or LPN) An RN is responsible for the initial patient assessment, developing the plan of care with your physician, and teaching you how to best care for yourself or loved one.

Home Care Aide HCA's provide assistance with bathing, hair care, or exercise, under the supervision of the RN.

Homemakers provide routine housekeeping tasks needed to maintain your home, prepare your meals or do your shopping.

Immunization Clinics are held every first and third Wednesday of every month at the Public Health office from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. by appointment, please call our office to schedule an appointment. 

Other Services include health teaching, blood pressure screening to civic, social or business groups. We also help control communicable disease, have information on referral services, provide services to schools, and bioterrorism planning.

Sanitarian services are contracted with Guthrie County Sanitarian – Stephen Patterson – Guthrie Center Courthouse – Guthrie Center Iowa 50115 – 641.747.8320

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

  • The promotion and maintenance of health
  • The prevention of disease and disability
  • Comprehensive care of the sick and disabled in the home
  • Collaboration and coordination with other groups in developing and implementing community health programs
  • Contribution to knowledge which would effect improvements in community health practice

No person shall be excluded from participation, be denied benefits, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, creed, color, religion, political affiliation, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, testing positive for HIV, or sexual orientation. If you have any reason to believe that you have been discriminated against for any of the above reasons you may write to the following:

Audubon County Board of Health
318 Leroy St
Audubon IA 50025-1255

The Audubon County Board of Health is a part of local government structure and is the governing board for the board for Audubon County Public Health Nursing Service. The members establish policy framework for public health. In matters concerning public health, the board of health members are official representatives of all the citizens they serve at the county level. The Board of Health provides critical governance functions in providing local public health vision, mission and advocacy and encouraging community involvement in selecting public health priorities through the community health needs assessment and health improvement plan. The Board of Health Members consist of the following members:

Jeannette Gehrke, RN, Chair
Dennis Olesen, Vice-Chair
Calla Poldberg
Rick Thompson
Dr. Christopher Stubbs - Physican

LINKS

Iowa Department of Public Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa – HAWK-I

Women's, Infants, and Children WIC

Audubon County Resource Directory

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Discrimination is against the law
Audubon County Public Health  complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. Audubon County Public Health  does not exclude people or treat them differently because of their race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.