Public Health

Calhoun County Public Health  
officw501 Court Street
Rockwell City, Iowa 50579

Phone 712-297-8323

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Due to substantial community spread of COVID-19 in Calhoun County that is impacting availability of healthcare workers, safety of nursing home residents, daycare accessibility, and rapidly shrinking capacity for hospitals across the State, the Calhoun County Board of Health is directing all residents to increase preventive measures to help slow the spread of disease.

Therefore, all County residents are requested to do the following:

  • Wear a mask in public
  • Stay home if not feeling well
  • Avoid large gatherings
  • Socially distance at 6 feet or greater whenever possible
  • Frequently wash hands


Furthermore, the Calhoun County Board of Health advises area schools to institute mask requirements for all students and staff and, if need be, consider temporarily moving to an online/hybrid format to help slow the spread.

The Board of Health also strongly urges that all businesses adopt the insistence that their customers wear masks before entering their facilities.

Staff Listing and extensions:
Barb Riley 223
Linda Ellis 225
Jamie Waller 239
Becky Hildreth 235
Melissa Kinney 232
Shelly Schossow 236
Joleen Schmit 237
Nancy Seavert 246
Kristy Vogel 238
Kristi McKenna-Rabe 264
Macie Schoon 232

Our Mission.
Calhoun County Public Health's mission is to partner with the community to provide quality public health services in Calhoun County.

Vision Statement:  Prevent. Promote. Protect.

Our Services: We provide a variety of Public Health Services through this office. Click on each service area below to find out more about what we do and how it may help you and your family.

Care Coordination
Disaster Response
Environmental Health
Family/Child Health Services
Health Maintenance
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Homemaker Services/Personal Cares

Iowa Public Health Standards

The Iowa Public Health Standards provide a consistent, accountable approach to promoting and protecting the health of Iowans. The standards describe the basic public health services and infrastructure that all Iowans can reasonably expect from their local and the state public health departments. Click here to read about modernization and Public Health.

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