Winnebago County Outreach

135 West School Street, Forest City, IA, USA

Phone 6415855863 | Fax 6415851803


The Title X Family Planning Program is the only Federal program dedicated solely to the provision of family planning and related preventive health services. The program is designed to provide contraceptive supplies and information to all who want and need them, with priority given to persons from low-income families.

The Title X mission is to assist individuals in determining the number and spacing of their children through the provision of affordable, voluntary family planning services. Title X Family Planning Clinics offer reproductive health services and community education across the state of Iowa.

Services:

  • Nutrition education
  • Community education
  • Annual exams for men and women
  • Infertility exams, counseling, and referral
  • Tests for high blood pressure and anemia
  • Pregnancy tests and counseling
  • Education on drugs, alcohol and tobacco related to reproductive health
  • Health education: breast cancer and testicular cancer self exams
  • Birth control supplies
  • Tests and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and infections

Eligibility:

Anyone in need of family planning services or information.

Intake Process:

Call for an appointment. Walk-in services may be available.

Payment:

Self Pay, Private Insurance, Sliding Scale, Financial Assistance Available, Hawki, Medicaid

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: Yes


The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally-funded program by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) designed to assist low-income families meet the cost of home heating. LIHEAP provides a one-time payment to the heating utility department.

This program is not designed to pay a household’s total energy costs, but to provide assistance in the payment of residential heating costs for eligible households. Households who reside in subsidized housing that are individually metered and responsible for paying their primary heating costs are eligible. Subsidized households that are master metered are usually not eligible to receive assistance benefits

Services:

  • Utility payment assistance

Eligibility:

A household may qualify for assistance if the household’s income falls under 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Intake Process:

Applications are accepted on a first come/first served basis at a local community action agency from November 1 through April 30 (October 1 for households with elderly/disabled member). Complete the application and return it to the local community action agency. Applications may be available to be completed online through the local community action agency. Applicants must provide proof of income, Social Security numbers for each household member, and the household's most recent heating or electric bill.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: Yes


WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children. WIC is a federally funded public health nutrition program helping families by providing healthy foods, nutrition education, and referrals to other health care agencies.

Services:

  • Supplemental food benefits for grocery stores and some farmer's markets
  • Nutrition counseling and education
  • Breastfeeding education, promotion, breast pumps, and support
  • Immunization screening and referrals
  • Health and social service referrals

Eligibility:

WIC serves women, infants, and children that meet income based guidelines.

Intake Process:

Contact the local WIC office and schedule an appointment. Bring proof of address, proof of identity, and proof of income.

Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: Yes

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