Public Health | Greene County

Public Health

Greene County Public Health interacts with the community at large through immunization clinics, H.O.P.E.S. program, Maternal Child Health services and many other programs.  They provide comprehensive services through the county's Public Health Agency.

Public Health Services

Community Needs Assessment/Health Improvement Plan

A process of collaboration with partners and residents of Greene County to identify and address health needs of the population.  A snapshot of the 2016 plan is available here.

Health Maintenance Program

For clients with stable, chronic conditions that could benefit from nursing visits 1-2 times a month for assistance with:

  • Medication monitoring, set-up and education
  • Short-term administration of injections
  • Teaching and nursing interventions
  • Maintenance of current illness/condition at highest possible level
  • Team approach with services
  • Evaluation visits for assessment of physical, emotional, home or environmental safety
  • Referrals to other community resources as needed (pharmacists, physicians, home care providers, hospitals, nursing homes, congregate meals, etc.)

Fees are based on a sliding fee scale or grant funding (must meet financial guidelines).

Homemaker/Personal Cares Program

This program aims to maintain and prolong the client's ability to remain independent at home.  Services are provided 1-2 times per week and include:

  • Bathing and hair care
  • Assistance getting in and out of tub/shower
  • Assistance with laundry
  • Light housekeeping
  • Light meal preparation

Fees are based on a sliding fee scale or grant funding (must meet financial guidelines).

Lifeline Emergency Response System

Lifeline personal emergency response system units bring peace of mind to individuals and families in the Greene County Medical Center service area.  The medical center teams with Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service to offer this service.  Click here to learn more.

Coordinated Care Services

Free follow-up visits after hospital discharge to ensure smooth transition, communication with physician and knowledge of community resources.

Community Outreach

A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls.

This program is designed to benefit adults age 60 years or older who are ambulatory; interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength; and are concerned about a fall or have sustained a fall in the past. 

Cost is $25.  Please visit our calendar of events to see when the next course will be offered, or call us at 515-386-3228 for more information or to register.

Emergency Preparedness

The Public Health department has developed preparedness plans, and purchased tools and resources to help us prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.

In addition, community members are encouraged to participate in the Greene County Medical Reserve Corp, a network of medical and non-medical volunteers who support public health and emergency management agencies throughout the Greene County area during disasters and other times of need.  The Greene County Medical Reserve Corp is a unit of the national medical reserve corp, and is managed locally by Greene County Public Health.

Blood Pressure Clinic

A weekly blood pressure clinic is held at Public Health on Monday from 12-1:30 p.m.  A donation of $1.00-$2.00 is appreciated.  No appointments are needed.

Communicable Disease Prevention

Public Health works with the Iowa Department of Public Health and local physicians to prevent the spread of communicable diseases and educate the public about infection prevention.