Forest Health Department

Find Forest Iowa health departments, DOH, and health and human services. Health departments provide information on health insurance, affordable health care, public health, human services, women's healthcare, children and family health services and issues.


Winnebago County Health Department 216 S 4th St Forest IA 50436 641-585-4763


Cerro Gordo County Health Department 22 North Georgia Avenue Mason IA 50401 23.3 miles from Forest 641-421-9300

Freeborn County Health Department 411 South Broadway Avenue Albert Lea MN 56007 30.1 miles from Forest 507-377-5660

Martin County Health Department 115 West 1st Street Fairmont MN 56031 49.7 miles from Forest 507-238-4757

Floyd County Health Department 1003 Gilbert Street Charles IA 50616 49.8 miles from Forest 641-257-6111

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About Health Departments

If I get sick from a restaurant, how do I report it?

Contact the local, county, or state Health Department. In most cases, the Health Department will provide a complaint form and follow up on the complaint. This usually results in an inspection of the business.

What do Public Health Nurses do?

Common tasks of Public Health Nurses include home health supervision visits, communicable disease and food borne illness investigations, public flu and pneumonia clinics, and blood pressure clinics.

Do Health Departments regulate health insurance?

Health Departments are generally established to identify and minimize threats to public health and to promote a healthy environment. They are not involved in the delivery of health care services except on a very limited basis. Oversight of health insurance providers in most states is the responsibility of an Insurance Department.