Public Health

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


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.

Phone: 641-828-2238

Website: https://marionph.org/


I-Smile™

Dental services fro 0–21 or pregnant women.

Phone: 641-828-2238

Website: https://marionph.org


Foot Care Clinics

The goal of the program is to improve the capacity for seniors to remain independent and ambulatory through the foot care maintenance program.

Phone: 641-828-2238

Website: https://marionph.org


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.

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


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.

Phone: 641-828-2238

Website: https://marionph.org


Parents As Teachers

Early childhood parent education and family support program offering in-home parental education.

Phone: 641-828-2238

Website: https://marionph.org


Parents As Teachers Group Meetings—”Parent Café”

Early childhood parent group education

Phone: 641-828-2238

Website: https://marionph.org


CROSS Mental Health Region (formerly Marion County CPC)

Now housed in the Marion County Public Health Department building

County Rural Offices of Social Services works to improve health, hope, and successful outcomes for the adults in our region who have mental health disabilities and intellectual/developmental disabilities, including those with multi-occurring issues with other complex human service needs. CROSS serves Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Marion, Monroe, Ringgold and Wayne Counties.

2003 N Lincoln
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-828-8149
Free 24 hr Helpline: 1-844-430-8520

Website: https://crossmentalhealth.org


Adolescent and Adult Immunizations by Appointment

Cal the office for details on who qualifies and to make an appointment.

Phone: 641-828-2238


Maternal & Child Health

For Jasper, Lucas, Marion, Monroe, Warren and Wayne Counties

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.

Phone: 641-828-2238

Website: https://marionph.org


Environmental Health

Private wells (sampling, testing and plugging), permitting, private septic, rabies control, public health nuisances, inspections (tattoo, tanning and pool), bed bugs, head lice issues and radon testing.

Phone: 641-828-2238

Website: https://marionph.org


Tobacco Cessation

Stop smoking help and prevention information, education and referral for adult and youth.

Phone: 641-828-2238

Website: https://marionph.org


Care for Yourself

Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (BCCEDP) for Lucas, Marion, Mahaska and Monroe Counties

Provides free mammograms, pap tests, breast and cervical diagnostic testing, and one yearly office visit to women ages 40 to 64 who are uninsured or under-insured, or women who have breast cancer symptoms.

Phone: 641-828-2238

Website: https://marionph.org


Medicaid Presumptive Eligibility

Assistance with application for Medicaid for immediate needs, provides temporary Medicaid coverage for children ages 0–19, pregnant women, and adults 19–64 that meed the eligibility requirements of the program.

Phone: 641-828-2238

Website: https://marionph.org


CPR Trainings

Pediatric and adult First Aid/CPR training, healthcare provider CPR online CPR certification.

Phone: 641-828-2238

Website: https://marionph.org


Child Care Seat Technician (Child Passenger Safety Technician)

Free service to anyone on how to correctly install a child care seat in their vehicle.

Phone: 641-828-2238

Website: https://marionph.org


Public Health Maintenance Nursing

Provides home care for uninsured, help with prescription assistance programs, provides disease prevention information, health screenings (blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, cholesterol checks, & etc.)

Phone: 641-828-2238

Website: https://marionph.org


Communicable Disease Follow-up

All reportable diseases are communicated to our offices through the Iowa Disease Surveillance Systems (IDSS) from the healthcare provider or laboratory, we then do follow-up with the patients to assist with containment by gathering information and providing education on the disease.

Phone: 641-828-2238

Website: https://marionph.org


Tuberculosis (TB) Management

Provides medication monitoring, follow-up and patient education on TB.

Phone: 641-828-2238

Website: https://marionph.org


Community Education

Provides educational sessions about a variety of health & wellness issues for more information contact us at the number listed below or go to our website.

Phone: 641-828-2238

Website: https://marionph.org

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(641) 828-2238

Our Location

2003 N Lincoln St
PO Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138

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