Creston Health Department

Find Creston 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.

Union County Health Department 1700 West Townline Street Creston IA 50801 641-782-3545

Iowa Health Department 321 East 12th Street Des Moines IA 50319 54.0 miles from Creston 515-281-5787

Lucas County Health Department 117 South Grand Street Chariton IA 50049 55.2 miles from Creston 641-774-4312

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.