Carroll County Public Health

311 South Clark Street, Carroll, IA, USA

Phone (712) 794-5408 | Fax 7127945271


The Carroll County Nest is an incentive program that provides encouragement for parents to meet outcomes such as early and regular prenatal care, participation in programs to increase healthy behaviors, attendance at classes on various topics related to pregnancy, infant care, parenting, and appropriate use of community services.

Families receive points for attending prenatal doctor visits, participating in educational activities, and living a healthy lifestyle. Points are exchanged for items such as diapers, wipes, safety items, clothing, or toys. Participants are required to complete an educational activity once a month such as attending a class or reading material related to pregnancy, parenting, and/or health. Parents stay in the service from pregnancy until the baby turns 1 yr old

Services:

  • Group-based parenting education
  • Parenting support
  • Baby supplies
  • Encourage baby and maternal healthcare

Eligibility:

Pregnant individuals who reside in Carroll County.

Intake Process:

Call 712-794-5623 to schedule an orientation time.

Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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Program: HOPES

Healthy Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success (HOPES) is a voluntary community based home visitation program for families living in Humboldt County. The program goals are to promote child health and development, improve family relationships, promote positive parenting and family interaction, prevent child abuse and neglect, as well as infant mortality and morbidity.

The Humboldt County HOPES program is funded by Building Families Early Childhood Area.

Services:

  • Advocate for and link families to appropriate community services.
  • Teach, demonstrate and coach parents on how to care for their child.
  • Promote nurturing parent – child interaction.
  • Teach and model appropriate parent behavior and methods of discipline.
  • Provide prenatal information and support.

Eligibility:

Humboldt County residents who are expecting a child, or have a child between the ages of birth – 3 years.

Intake Process:

Contact Humboldt County Public Health at 515-332-2492.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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Public Health nurses provides skilled nursing care, information on healthy lifestyle practices, and encourages changes for better health. This service is available to every citizen (of all ages) and is provided locally in every county. Skilled nursing services are provided by professional staff or associated paraprofessionals. The service available varies by county. Public Health Nurses also provide information and assistance to link families with local community resources for health and social needs.

Services:

Public Health nursing services vary by county and may include, but are not limited to:

  • Pediatric home care
  • Immunizations (direct or referral)
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapies
  • Health teaching
  • Nutrition counseling and teaching
  • Initial newborn visit
  • Family support home visiting
  • Postpartum visits
  • STI testing & treatment

Intake Process:

Contact the local office to learn more and schedule an appointment.

Hours:

Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Payment:

Self Pay, Sliding Scale, No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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