Health Departments in Shelby County, Iowa

There are 2 Health Departments in Shelby County, Iowa, serving a population of 11,772 people in an area of 591 square miles. There is 1 Health Department per 5,886 people, and 1 Health Department per 295 square miles.

In Iowa, Shelby County is ranked 4th of 99 counties in Health Departments per capita, and 9th of 99 counties in Health Departments per square mile.

List of Shelby County Health Departments

Find Shelby County, Iowa health departments, DOH, and health and human services.


Shelby County Health Department 1313 Industrial Parkway Harlan, IA

Shelby County Home And Public Health Nurse 1213 Garfield Avenue Harlan, IA

About Shelby County Health Departments

Shelby County Health Departments are responsible for monitoring public health risks, coordinating responses to public health risks, and setting and enforcing public health standards in Shelby County, IA. Departments of Public Health (DPH) are particularly active in preventing the spread of disease, ensuring a clean water supply, and promoting a healthy environment and healthy behaviors among the public. Health Depts are also a key source of Shelby County records.

You may contact the Health Department for questions about:
  • Shelby County public health records
  • Vital records searches including birth and death certificates
  • Requesting copies of marriage certificates
  • Shelby County restaurant inspection grades
  • Verifying professional licenses

Shelby County Health Statistics

Find Shelby County Population of People With Disabilities, Population by Disability Type, Public Health Insurance Coverage, and Private Health Insurance Coverage. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Shelby County Population of People With Disabilities
 Shelby CountyIowa
People With Disabilities1,608 (14.0%)358,366 (11.6%)
Females With Disabilities784 (13.4%)179,252 (11.5%)
Males With Disabilities824 (14.6%)179,114 (11.7%)
Shelby County Population by Disability Type
 Shelby CountyIowa
Hearing Difficulty590 (5.1%)114,881 (3.7%)
Vision Difficulty306 (2.7%)55,267 (1.8%)
Cognitive Difficulty375 (3.5%)129,676 (4.5%)
Ambulatory Difficulty683 (6.3%)168,104 (5.8%)
Self-Care Difficulty228 (2.1%)59,750 (2.1%)
Independent Living Difficulty408 (4.6%)111,848 (4.7%)
Shelby County Public Health Insurance Coverage
 Shelby CountyIowa
Public Health Insurance4,344 (37.8%)1,046,018 (33.9%)
Medicare Coverage2,673 (23.3%)543,140 (17.6%)
Medicaid Coverage1,975 (17.2%)567,337 (18.4%)
VA Health Care Coverage241 (2.1%)79,527 (2.6%)
Shelby County Private Health Insurance Coverage
 Shelby CountyIowa
Private Health Insurance8,446 (73.6%)2,337,073 (75.7%)
Employer Based Coverage5,915 (51.5%)1,867,610 (60.5%)
Direct-Purchase Coverage2,741 (23.9%)532,441 (17.2%)
Tricare & Military Coverage173 (1.5%)52,844 (1.7%)