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Marion County Public Health Department
2003 N. Lincoln
Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138
Phone: (641) 828-2238
Fax: (641) 842-3442


Marion County Public Health Department
2003 N. Lincoln Street
PO Box 152
Knoxville, Iowa 50138

Phone Number: (641) 828-2238
Fax Number: (641) 842-3442

24/7 Emergency Public Health Contact:  
Kim Dorn, Director cell phone number: (641) 891-4068

Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

Marion County Public Health (Knoxville, Iowa) would like to welcome you to our website! We hope the information we have provided is beneficial and will help you find the answers to your questions.

Contact us if you have questions or need additional information.
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.Has your teen been vaccinated for HPV?

Children ages 11-18 are due for TDAP (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis), Meningitis, and HPV.  All three of these are lifesaving vaccinations.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus spread through sexual contact. HPV is so common; almost everyone will be infected with the virus at some point in their lives. HPV can be passed even when an infected person has no signs or symptoms.

In most cases, HPV goes away on its own and people infected with the virus never knew they had it. However, when HPV does not go away, it can cause health problems such as genital warts and cancer. Cancer often takes years to develop after a person is infected with HPV. The best way to prevent the most common types of HPV is to receive the 3-dose series of HPV vaccine.


Call our office at 641-828-2238 to schedule an appointment for your child.

The VFC program provides vaccines for children from birth through 18 years of age who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Child has no health insurance coverage
  • Child is American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Child is enrolled in Medicaid (Title XIX)
  • Child is underinsured
    • Underinsured means that child has some type of health insurance, but the benefit plan does not include immunizations. Underinsured children are eligible to receive VFC vaccine only if they are served by a Federally Qualified Health Center, Rural Health Clinic, or public health clinic

Click here for more information!

Spotlight on Health:
Zika Virus
Food Safety
2017 Foot Clinics
Quick Links:


Click here for information regarding immunization clinics.

Click here to get your free copy of Protect Iowa Health.

Click here for the Senior Health Insurance Information Program website

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The Marion County Public Health Department Foot and Blood Pressure clinic schedule has been posted! Click here to access the schedule for 2017.
.What is Early ACCESS?
Early ACCESS is a partnership between families with young children, birth to age three, and providers from the Departments of Education, Public Health, Human Services, and The Child Health Specialty Clinics.

The purpose of this program is for families and staff to work together in identifying, coordinating and providing needed services and resources that will help the family assist their infant or toddler to grow and develop.


.Why do I need Prenatal Care?

Prenatal care can help keep you and your baby healthy. Babies of mothers who do not get prenatal care are three times more likely to have a low birth weight and five times more likely to die than those born to mothers who do get care.

Doctors can spot health problems early when they see mothers regularly. This allows doctors to treat them early. Early treatment can cure many problems and prevent others. Doctors also can talk to pregnant women about things they can do to give their unborn babies a healthy start to life.

For more information or help finding a provider contact the Maternal Health Program at 641-828-2238 ext 241.

.Personal Preparedness:

For information on how to develop a Family Emergency Plan, an Emergency Kit, and other useful tips see the following websites:





Marion County Public Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Provider