Food Safety in the Kitchen

Preventing food borne illnesses through education, inspection, and investigation.

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Public Health Center

Sexual Health and Child Health Services available
Monday-Thursday 8:30-11:30 am and 1-4 pm

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Get Vaccinated. Get Boosted.

Iowans age 6 months and over are eligible for the
Flu and COVID-19 vaccines. People age 5 and older are eligible for the new COVID-19 bivalent booster.

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Black Hawk County Health Department continues to work with local government and community partners to respond to the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation.

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Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Cases of monkeypox have been reported in Iowa.

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Sexual Health Services

Black Hawk County Public Health offers confidential HIV and STD testing and treatment, as well as prevention education and disease follow up.

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Food Safety Resources

The Environmental Health Program is responsible for inspection, education, investigation and enforcement, of licensed food establishments in Black Hawk County and the surrounding counties.

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About the Health Department

We exist to ensure that people in our community have the opportunity and resources to lead healthier, more fulfilling, and longer lives.

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