Public Health Programs

Lucas County Public Health

Disease prevention, blood pressure checks, immunizations—check for clinic times, health maintenance program, skilled nursing and HCA services for under- or uninsured clients, homemaker services, emergency preparedness, health promotion activities.

123 S Grand St
Chariton, IA 50049

Phone: 641-774-4312

Fax: 641-774-0444


Women, Infant & Children Nutritional Program (WIC)

For each child 0–5 years old and women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or just had a baby. This program provides nutritional education and checks to families to purchase baby formula, milk, eggs and other healthy foods.

MATURA Action Corporation
210 Russel, St.
Creston, IA 50801

Phone: 641-202-7114
State WIC Office: 800-532-1579

Website: https://www.facebook.com/MATURAACTION/

Fax: 641-278-1141


1st Five Program

For Appanoose, Clarke, Decatur, Jasper, Lucas, Marion, Monroe, Poweshiek, Ringgold & Wayne Counties)

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.

Marion County Public Health Department
2003 N Lincoln
PO Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-828-2238

Website: https://marionph.org

Fax: 641-842-3442


I-Smile™

Dental services fro 0–21 or pregnant women.

Marion County Public Health
2003 N Lincoln
PO Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-828-2238

Website: https://marionph.org

Fax: 641-842-3442


Hawki (Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa) & Hawki Dental Only

To qualify, a child must live in Iowa and: be under 19 years old; have no other health insurance; be a citizen of the United States or a qualified alien; be in a family that meets the Hawki income limits; cannot be the dependent of a State of Iowa employee; children who qualify for Medicaid cannot get Hawki.

Marion County Public Health
2003 N Lincoln
PO Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-828-2238

Website: https://marionph.org/

Fax: 641-842-3442


Maternal & Child Health

For children 0–21 years old and women who are pregnant, or just had a baby. This program assist in finding healthcare coverage and healthcare providers or dentists, provides education to promote a healthy pregnancy, evaluates emotional stress and family adjustment to pregnancy and parenting, arranges transportation to medical and dental appointments, provides nutritional education, and a home visit after you deliver your baby.

Marion County Public Health Department
2003 N Lincoln
PO Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-828-2238

Website: https://marionph.org

Fax: 641-842-3442

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(641) 828-2238

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2003 N Lincoln St
PO Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138

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