Public Health | UnityPoint Health Grinnell Regional Medical Center

Public Health

UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Regional Public Health offers services to promote and protect the health of the community through:

  • Immunization clinics
  • Communicable disease control
  • Women, Infant, Children nutrition (WIC)
  • Maternal health (includes postpartum visits with breastfeeding support)

Influenza Vaccination Clinics

The annual influenza vaccination clinics hosted by Grinnell Regional Public Health have completed for the fall of 2018. If you're still in need of a flu vaccination, please call us at (641) 236-2385 to schedule an appointment at the Public Health Office.

Adult and Child Immunizations

Adult and child immunizations are available by appointment only at the Grinnell Regional Public Health office in the Light Center for Community Health. For information, call (641) 236-2385.

  • 1st Monday of the month, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • 1st Tuesday of the month, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 2nd Tuesday of the month, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Tuesday of the month, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • 4th Tuesday of the month, 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • 1st Wednesday of the month, 2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • 3rd Friday of the month, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Communicable Disease Control

Public health nurses provide investigation, follow-up and education for communicable diseases in the community. Staff also provide TB testing and follow-up. To discover more, call us at (641) 236-2385

Women, Infant, Children Nutrition

The WIC Nutrition service coordinated by Mid-Iowa Community Action provides vouchers for formula, milk and nutritious food supplies for pregnant women, nursing mothers and children to five years of age who are financially eligible. 

WIC comes to Grinnell Regional Public Health the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the 4th Tuesday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For more information or to schedule an appointment call (800) 390-5293

Maternal Health Program

A staff member will coordinate health services, such as:

  • Assist in obtaining a physician.
  • Assist in obtaining appropriate payment source.
  • Offer prenatal education.
  • Perform social assessment and guidance.

For more information call us at (641) 236-2385

Babies Room Program

Grinnell - Light Center for Community Health
Parenting classes are held the 3rd Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of the month, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The Grinnell Regional Babies Room Program provides incentives and educational opportunities to women who are pregnant or who have a child less than 3 years of age. Our intent is to provide support for women to care for themselves as they raise healthy children.

Earn free child merchandise/items for good parenting and care of your infant and toddler. Talk to our representatives about how you can enjoy this service for moms, infants and toddlers. Parents who are enrolled in the Babies Room Program can stop by during office hours to redeem incentive points. 

For more information on this program, call (641) 236-2385

Healthy Choices Coalition

Grinnell - Light Center for Community Health
3rd Monday of each month (no meetings in August)

  • Meets monthly with providers from various organizations to discuss community services and the Poweshiek County Health Improvement Plan.
  • Promotes activities to reduce Child Abuse in our Community.

For more information call (641) 236-2385.

Community Care Clinic

Grinnell - Light Center for Community Health
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

  • Clinics are held twice per month for low income and uninsured individuals under the Free Clinics of Iowa umbrella.

Call (641) 236-2385 for more information or to schedule your appointment.

Foot Care Clinic

Grinnell - Light Center for Community Health
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, in the mornings.

  • Clinics are held twice per month by appointment only.

Call (641) 236-2385 for more information or to schedule your appointment.

Blood Pressure Screening Clinic

Grinnell - Light Center for Community Health
Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

  • Clinics are held every Thursday. No appointment necessary.

Medical Loan Equipment Closet

Grinnell - Light Center for Community Health
Members of the community can borrow medical equipment for up to six months.

  • An order from your physician is required for any mobility assistance equipment such as a walker or wheelchair.
  • A $20.00 deposit is collected from the individual who borrows the equipment; it is refunded upon return of the equipment.