Audubon County Public Health Nursing Service
318 Leroy St #10
Audubon IA 50025-1255
We are located on the top floor of the Courthouse in Audubon Iowa. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Jeanne Schwab, RN, BSN, Nurse Administrator
Becky Thompson, RN, BSN, Assistant Administrator
Heather Toft, RN, BSN
Christine Wahlert, RN, BSN
Jean Hinners, HCA/Supervisor
Penny Lafoy, HCA
Paulette Boldt, HCA
Sarah Christensen, Office Manager
Click here for the Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule
The Audubon County Public Health Nursing Service...
Is certified to provide care covered by Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran’s Administrative, and private insurance. Fees are based on your ability to pay. Services are provided at no charge if you are unable to pay.
We can help if you need us:
Nursing Services (RN or LPN) An RN is responsible for the initial patient assessment, developing the plan of care with your physician, and teaching you how to best care for yourself or loved one.
Home Care Aide HCA's provide assistance with bathing, hair care, or exercise, under the supervision of the RN.
Homemakers Provide routine house keeping tasks needed to maintain your home, prepare your meals or do your shopping.
HOPES (Healthy Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success) A program to assist expectant families and families of young children 0-5 years of age, to promote strong parent-child relationships.
Immunization Clinics held every third Wednesday of every month at the Courthouse from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m for children between the ages of 0-18 years of age. A $10 donation is encouraged to help defer costs.
Adolescent Immunizations held the first Wednesday of every month at the PHN Office from 2:30 - 4 p.m. A $10 donation is encouraged to help defer costs.
Other Services include health teaching, blood pressure screening to civic, social or business groups. We also help control communicable disease, have information on referral services, provide services to schools, and bioterrorism planning.
Sanitarian services are contracted with Guthrie County Sanitarian – Stephen Patterson – Guthrie Center Courthouse – Guthrie Center Iowa 50115 – 641.747.8320
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
*The promotion and maintenance of health
*The prevention of disease and disability
*Comprehensive care of the sick and disabled in the home
*Collaboration and coordination with other groups in developing and implementing community health programs
*Contribution to knowledge which would effect improvements in community health practice
No person shall be excluded from participation, be denied benefits, or be otherwise subjected to discriminiation on the grounds of race, creed, color, religion, political affiliation, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, testing positive for HIV, or sexual orientation. If you have any reason to believe that you have been discriminated against for any of the above reasons you may write to the following:
Audubon County Board of Health
318 Leroy St
Audubon IA 50025-1255
The Audubon County Board of Health is a part of local government structure and is the governing board for the board for Audubon County Public Health Nursing Service. The members establish policy framework for public health. In matters concerning public health, the board of health members are official representatives of all the citizens they serve at the county level. The Board of Health provides critical governance functions in providing local public health vision, mission and advocacy and encouraging community involvement in selecting public health priorities through the community health needs assessment and health improvement plan. The Board of Health Members consist of the following members:
Dr. James Brokke
Jeannette Gehrke RN
Iowa Department of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa – HAWK-I
Women’s, Infants, and Children WIC
Audubon County Resource Directory