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Public Health

Grinnell Regional Public Health offers services to promote and protect the health of:

  • 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 will be shared for the fall of 2018 when they have been determined. High-dose for those over 65 will be available.

Public health offers annual influenza vaccination clinics as well as child and adult immunizations. 

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

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

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.

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

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
3rd Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of the month, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Grinnell Regional's Babies Room provides incentives and educational programs 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 and 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. 

For information on this program, call (641) 236-2385 or email us

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, 2:00-4:00 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.