Siouxland District Health Department

Creating a healthy community for all

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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.

Radon

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

IMMUNIZATIONS

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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Mosquito Information PDF Print E-mail

Siouxland District Health Department has partnered with Iowa State University, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and the State Hygienic Laboratory for many years to monitor mosquito populations and the presence of mosquito-borne diseases, or arboviruses.  

Mosquitoes are collected multiple locations in two types of traps. New Jersey light traps are used to monitor mosquito populations, including which species are present, and their distribution and abundance. Light traps will attract a wide variety of mosquito species and help to indicate population trends. Gravid traps are used to monitor for viruses in the mosquitos. Unlike the light traps, gravid traps do not kill the mosquitoes and the samples are frozen to preserve any virus that may be present so that it can be detected using molecular testing techniques. These traps also are more likely to attract mosquitoes that are the major vectors of mosquito-borne viruses in Iowa.


While Zika virus is frequently in the news, in Iowa it is still West Nile Virus that poses the greatest threat. West Nile Virus is typically spread by Culex mosquitoes that have become infected with the virus after biting an infected bird. They breed in stagnant water, which is why it is so important to eliminate standing water as much as possible. Information about West Nile Virus can be found on IDPH's website at http://www.idph.iowa.gov/cade/disease-information/west-nile-virus.

Data from Iowa Mosquito Surveillance can be found on Iowa State University's website at http://mosquito.ent.iastate.edu/index.php.

 
 
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