Health Department

Our Vision

Black Hawk County Health Department is a leader and innovator in creating collaborative networks and approaches to health services and delivery. The Department is respected for its dedication and willingness to champion efforts; and adapt programs and services to improve the health of our community.  

COVID-19 website

During the Coronavirus outbreak, routine public health services are available to the general public through the Black Hawk County Health Department website including online payments. Pre-scheduled appointments are available on a limited basis; walk-in services are not available at this time. Please call 319-291-2413 Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm for information and appointment scheduling. 

May 29, 2020

Over the past 11 weeks, Black Hawk County Health Department, along with community partners, hosted regular press briefings to provide COVID-19 updates to the media and public. Due to the local COVID-19 situation beginning to stabilize and the rate of new information and recommendations slowing, Black Hawk County Health Department will be transitioning out of hosting regular press briefings but will remain ready to provide information as needed. Press briefings will now be held on an as-needed basis. When held, the press briefings are live-streamed on the Black Hawk County Health Department Facebook page and are available to our media partners for sharing. The briefings are also posted on the Black Hawk County COVID-19 website. Summaries and videos for each press briefing are available on the website as well.

Please remember COVID-19 is still spreading within Black Hawk County. People continue to become ill and are at risk to be hospitalized and die from this disease. Therefore, we ask the public to stay vigilant and continue to practice prevention activities. This includes staying home when possible, social distancing, wearing a mask in public, washing your hands frequently, and staying home when sick.  It’s important that our residents do their part to protect themselves and the community from COVID-19.  






Influenza Information & Updates


Surveillance by the Iowa Department of Public Health and Black Hawk County Public Health, and testing by the State Hygienic Laboratory indicate flu activity continues to be widespread in Iowa. The flu season typically peaks in February and can last as late as May. “As long as flu viruses are circulating, it’s not too late to get the vaccine,” said Black County Public Health Director, Dr. Nafissa Cisse Egbuonye.

For more information on the flu, go to:

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The Health Department is located on the 5th Floor of the Pinecrest Building