Siouxland District Health Department

Creating a healthy community for all


Reportable Disease Hotline

To report diseases immediately, use the Iowa Department of Public Health 24/7 disease reporting telephone hotline: 1-800-362-2736. 

Want to know when and how to report certain diseases view IDPH's Disease Reporting Poster.

Disease Tracker

Interested in knowing what illnesses are being reported in Woodbury County? Find out by viewing our Disease Tracker.


Testing your home for radon is easy and inexpensive. Test kits are available at SDHD for only $7. Learn more about radon and testing your home. 

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Smoke Free Housing

Learn more about owning or renting a smoke free apartment and which Woodbury County apartment complexes are smoke free.

Tobacco Prevention

For more information on tobacco prevention, cessation, and environmental changes click here.

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WIC Appointment?

Make sure you are prepared and you bring everything you need. Find out what you should bring with you


Need a copy of your child's immunization record? Click Here. Must have name, date of birth, and a Social Security or Medicaid number.

To schedule an appointment, call 712-279-6119 and ask for the clinic.

Immunization eligibility information for Vaccine for Children's (VFC) program in English and Spanish 

Click here for more information.

All clinics held at SDHD, 1014 Nebraska St.

There is a $15.00 administration fee per child for all non-Iowa Medicaid children receiving vaccinations through our immunization clinics.  We accept cash, check, credit or debit cards for payment at this time. In addition, we are unable to accept children with Hawk-I coverage.  These children should be taken to their physician for immunizations.


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Whole grains are high in vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and healthy unsaturated fats which makes them a great addition to meals and snacks.  A healthy diet that includes whole grains as well as fruits, vegetables and lean protein foods has been associated with a decreased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. 

Read the list of ingredients to make sure a product is whole grains.  Ingredients are listed by amount. The ingredient used in the largest amount is listed first, where as the ingredient listed last is used in the least amount.  “Whole” should be the first word in products such as breads, cereals and crackers (eg. whole wheat, whole oat, whole rye, etc).  Products that list “enriched wheat flour” as the first ingredient have been processed and are generally lower in essential vitamins and fiber. 

Brown rice, wild rice, whole wheat pasta, corn tortillas and popcorn are just a few other examples of whole grains.

For more information about whole grains, including recipes, visit

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