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Winnebago County Public Health building

Winnebago County Public Health offers many services to our citizens in our community.

We offer care to all ages, young and old alike. We are govern by the Winnebago County Board of Health

Winnebago County Public Health
216 South 4th Street
Forest City, IA 50436

Telephone: 641-585-4763 or 1-800-749-6235
Fax: 641-585-1788

Mission Statement: To promote healthy lifestyles and prevent disease and disability by advocating for the physical and mental health, and well being of all citizens in Winnebago County.

Vision Statement: Public Health is responsible to safeguard the community‘s health through assessment, policy development and assurance.

Values Statement: We believe disease prevention, human dignity with privacy and confidentiality, respect for individual choices, and access to quality health services are basic rights of all.

Chairman of the Board of Health: Dr Pamela Keller
Administrator: Ruth Merchant
Environmental Health: Ron Kvale

Other links:

Teen help line: 1-800-433-8336
National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Poison control : 1-800-222-1222

Ruth Merchant
(641) 585-4763

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday