Health Department

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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.  
 


Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Update

April 1, 2020
Homemade Face Masks Guidelines & Where to Drop Off


March 21, 2020

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020

During the Coronavirus outbreak, routine public health services are available to the general public through the Black Hawk County Health Department website including online paymentsPre-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.

March 17, 2020

The Black Hawk County Health Department is announcing the launch of a new website to help disseminate local information surrounding COVID-19. As the virus starts to take hold in the state, county health officials are launching https://www.blackhawkcovid19.com.

The site is for Black Hawk County residents, businesses, media, and others to get the most up to date information being provided by the county health department.

“The information surrounding COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and we wanted to create a website to update everyone within our local communities quickly and accurately. This will streamline our communication and relieve communication resources during this period,” said Nafissa Cisse Egbuonye, Director of the Black Hawk County Health Department.

The website will be updated as information becomes available.

Please follow our social media accounts for up to date information as well.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlackHawkCountyHealthDepartment/


Twitter: https://twitter.com/BHCHD

 

Iowa Department of Public Health & Centers for Disease for Control & Prevention Links

https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

United Way supports 211, a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  For more information on 2-1-1 in reference to the COVID-19 updates, please see link below.
http://211.org/services/covid19  

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: https://idph.iowa.gov/influenza

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