Trinity Muscatine Public Health

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Planning For a Healthier Muscatine County

Trinity Muscatine Public Health provides health education, wellness, and outreach activities for individuals and groups within Muscatine County and the surrounding area.

Trinity Muscatine Public Health (TMPH) is contracted by Muscatine County to provide essential public health services for the residents of Muscatine County, working in coordination with the Muscatine County Board of Health. We also have a number of grants to provide additional health-related services to residents in Cedar, Louisa and Muscatine Counties.

Hours and Directions

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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Communicable Disease

We're working hard to detect, control, and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We review communicable disease reports, investigate illnesses, and utilize consistent reporting from local partners to monitor the health of our community.

Our Communicable Disease Program provides:

  • Investigation of the source of communicable diseases
  • Surveillance of communicable diseases
  • Notification to the public of their risk for communicable diseases
  • Control measures to prevent the spread of the diseases
  • Education on the importance of prevention and impact of infectious diseases

Common reportable communicable disease fact sheets from the Iowa Department of Public Health EPI Manual may be found at:

Communicable Disease Services

TB Screening and Follow-up
Tuberculosis (TB) Screenings and follow-up are provided at a low cost to all Muscatine County residents. We provide TB testing to the general public at our office by appointment. A copy of the testing and results will be provided as necessary.

Our nurses provide direct care to people diagnosed with a TB infection or TB disease. People with a primary healthcare provider or specialist may have their care coordinated through Trinity Muscatine Public Health and their personal physician.

We also provide contact investigation and follow up to individuals who may have been exposed to someone with TB, in order to prevent spread of the disease.
Animal Bite Reporting
Health care providers and law enforcement are responsible for animal bite reporting within Muscatine County. Animal bites should be reported as soon as possible to the appropriate entity listed below. Trinity Muscatine Public Health works with these entities on follow-up needed.

Rabies information for the public.

City of Muscatine
Animal Control Officer/Muscatine
312 East Fifth St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
(563) 263-9922

City of West Liberty
West Liberty Police Dept.
409 North Calhoun Street
West Liberty, IA 52772
(319) 627-2223

City of Wilton
Wilton Police Dept.
P.O. Box 27
Wilton, IA 52778
(563) 732-2311

Remaining Muscatine County
Muscatine County Sheriff's Dept.
400 Walnut Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
(563) 264-0188
Flu Clinics
The best protection against the flu is to get vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months should get vaccinated against the flu.

It is important to get vaccinated against the flu each year to prevent illness from the viruses that will be common during the upcoming season as viruses change every year. Please call us at (563) 263-0122 to get your flu vaccine.
Adult Vaccine Information

We never outgrow the need for vaccinations. Annual flu shots are recommended for everyone and we all need tetanus boosters every 10 years. Adult vaccines are paid for at the time of vaccination. Prices vary by type of vaccine. Please call us at (563) 263-0122 to schedule an appointment or for current pricing.

Adult immunization services available include:

  • Td/Tdap boosters
  • Annual flu vaccine
Maternal Services

Maternal Health Services can help pregnant women in Cedar, Louisa and Muscatine counties. We seek to encourage healthy behavior for mothers in order to deliver healthy babies.

Maternal Health Services include:

  • Help with finding a doctor or dentist for medical/dental care
  • Help in obtaining health coverage
  • Referral to community resources and services
  • Health education and support on a variety of topics
  • Oral health screenings, fluoride varnish applications, referral to treatment
  • Assistance in arranging transportation and translation services
Community Public Health Education
Public Health Education is important to the overall health and well-being of our community. The more we know about our own health status, the easier it is to make informed decisions about our health lifestyle. Individuals who choose to create a healthier lifestyle for themselves and their families ultimately create a healthier community. We support speakers on a variety of health promotion topics. If you have any questions on what type of educational outreach we can provide please call us at (563) 263-0122.
Emergency Prepardness
Trinity Muscatine Public Health (TMPH) has been strengthening its readiness to respond to public health emergencies. These types of emergencies could result from naturally occurring events, such as floods, tornadoes or infectious diseases, or they could result from man-made disasters, such as the intentional release of biological agents.

We work to help protect the community against threats such as health pandemics (viral outbreaks & influenza), biological or chemical agents and natural disasters.

Download FEMA's Emergency Preparedness Document "Are You Ready?"
Community Health Planning

Community Health Assessment is required by the Iowa Department of Public Health every five years. To qualify for tax-exempt status hospitals must also conduct a community health assessment every three years. A joint process was initiated in early 2015 and a Community Health Improvement Plan was approved by the Muscatine County Board of Health and UnityPoint Trinity Muscatine Board of Directors in November, 2015.

The three priority areas identified are:

  • Increased supply of primary care physicians for existing and new patients of all socio-economic groups
  • Increased capacity and access to mental health services for children and adults of all social-economic groups.
  • Improve healthy behaviors including all socio-economics groups.
Diabetes Education
Living with diabetes may be challenging, but you don't have to go it alone. UnityPoint Health is committed to helping you live well with diabetes by providing coordinated care through education, coaching and support.

Learn more by visiting the Diabetes page.

Child & Adolescent Services

Care for Kids
The focus of this program is to assure that eligible children ages birth through 20 years receive preventive health care services, including oral health care. In Iowa, the EPSDT program is called Care for Kids. EPSDT Care for Kids services are free to children enrolled in Medicaid.

For more information, click here.
1st Five
1st Five is a public-private partnership bridging primary care and public health services in Iowa. The 1st Five model supports health providers in the earlier detection of social-emotional and developmental delays and family risk-related factors in children birth to 5 and coordinates referrals, interventions and follow-up.

To learn more, click here.
The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is offered through the Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa program, also known as Hawki. Iowa offers Hawki health coverage for uninsured children of working families.

No family pays more than $40 a month. Some families pay nothing at all. A child who qualifies for Hawki health insurance will get their health coverage through a Managed Care Organization (MCO).

For more information, click here.
Child Vaccine Information

Call the Trinity Muscatine Public Health at (563) 263-0122 between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. Please bring your child's immunization record to the clinic. Appointments are preferred, but walk-in immunizations may be accepted upon the availability of the clinical staff.

The Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) is intended to help raise childhood immunization levels, especially among infants and young children. The immunization program provides childhood immunizations for infants and children through age 18.

Children must meet at least one of these eligibility requirements to receive vaccines through the Vaccine for Children Program:

  • Enrolled in Iowa Medicaid Program
  • Have no health insurance
  • Is American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Have health insurance that DOES NOT pay for vaccines

Vaccines Required by Iowa Law

Iowa Department of Public Health Immunization Program

Oral Health

The Trinity Muscatine Public Health dental hygienist works to improve the dental support systems for Cedar, Louisa and Muscatine County families. The dental hygienist is a resource for health care providers, schools and dental offices. These services are funded by Early Childhood Iowa and the Iowa Department of Public Health, as well as United Way of Muscatine.

This program works to improve dental access for children and families by:

  • Connecting families to dentists
  • Helping families find dentists that are taking new patients and accept Iowa Medicaid coverage
  • Informing families about the benefits of regular dental care
  • Arranging dental visits and making referrals
  • Coordinating dental care for families
  • Making sure dental treatment needs are met
  • Providing I-Smile services to any child who needs help accessing dental care or insurance

Children need regular dental care beginning at a very young age. Healthy teeth help children talk, eat, nourish their bodies and build confidence. Teeth begin to erupt at around six (6) months of age. To make sure teeth stay healthy, children should start seeing a dentist as soon as the first tooth erupts or by age one (1).

Adolescent Sexual Health Prevention Programming

This program is funded by the Iowa Department of Human Services, Iowa Department of Public Health and the United Way of Muscatine.

The mission of our programming is to increase access to pregnancy prevention education for teens age 19 and under in order to decrease the number of pregnancies during adolescence. The program objectives are:

  • Teens will have a more realistic view of responsibilities in parenting infants and identify reasons to postpone parenting.
  • Increase the number of teens under 19 accessing reproductive health services including: pregnancy testing, STD screening/treatment, birth control and condoms.
  • Reduce the incidence of subsequent pregnancies during adolescence by providing support services to adolescents who are pregnant and parenting.
  • Increase knowledge about sexual health and realities of pregnancy.

TMPH social workers and outreach nurses work directly with teens on education about sexually transmitted infections and birth control, as well as counseling and access to services.

Teen Parenting Program
The Teen Parenting Program is provided in Louisa and Muscatine counties and is a collaboration between the school districts and Trinity Muscatine Public Health. By providing pregnant and parenting teens support, teens are more likely to complete school.

This program is funded by the Iowa Department of Human Services through a federal grant and the United Way of Muscatine.
Child Care Nurse Consultant
  • Advocates for quality child care in Henry, Louisa, Muscatine and Washington counties
  • Educates child care providers and parents on health and safety issues
  • Provides educational programs to children in child care on health and safety topics
  • Assists child care providers and center directors in developing health and safety policies
  • Assists child care providers to achieve and maintain a safe and healthy child care environment for all children, including those with special needs, through site visits, health and safety assessments, resource materials and consultations
  • Collaborates with other local and regional service providers to enhance total services available for child care providers

For additional information, please visit the Iowa Department of Public Health.

School Based Services
In partnership with the Muscatine Community School District, Trinity Muscatine Public Health provides school-based Resource Navigators and a School Nurse. These resources provide additional health and care coordination services to ensure students have adequate support to achieve successful outcomes. The goals include; medical care, improved attendance, connection to mental health services and supports and referrals to resources in the community.

This program is funded by the Muscatine Community School District and Scott County Kids.

Reproductive and Sexual Health Services

Confidential, low-cost, preventative health care for all genders

Reproductive and sexual health services fall under the federal program and through The Family Planning Council of Iowa.

Services may include:

  • Birth Control – Many options available - find the best fit for your lifestyle
  • Emergency Contraceptive
  • Free condoms
  • Pregnancy Testing and Resources
  • Education – avoiding unplanned pregnancies, how to use condoms, safe sex practices, and contraceptive use
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) – Testing & treatment
  • General Health Screenings – for all genders – blood pressure, height, weight, education on healthy relationships, and mental health screenings
  • Annual Wellness Exams – reproductive exam may include Pap test (for cervical cancer), breast exam, pelvic exam, and birth control education

Our fees are adjustable based on your household income. We work with you to make sure all of our services are affordable.

Confidential Services for Teens

If you are a teen, you do not need your parent's permission for these services. It is confidential by the law in Iowa. We encourage you to talk to a trusted adult about your decisions and visiting us. You are welcome to visit our clinic for birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, STD testing and treatment, and sexual health education.

Muscatine County COVID-19 Vaccine

To protect yourself, your loved ones and your community, all individuals should get the COVID-19 vaccine. If you're ready to schedule a vaccine appointment, please call public health or visit

Muscatine County Board of Health

Board of Health Meetings

The Board meets at the County Administration Building, 414 East 3rd Street, Muscatine, the third Wednesday of every other month (odd months) at 12:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public.

For more information and for a list of board members, please visit the Muscatine County Board of Health website.