Bremer County Health Department
The Bremer County Health Department promotes, protects, and preserves health through leadership, service, education, prevention practices and partnerships.
Building a Healthier Bremer County
Home Care Aide Program- Offers personal care and homemaker services:
Personal Care services may include: Bathing, shaving, dressing, range of motion exercises, and meal preparation.
Homemaker services may include: Light housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, shopping for food and essentials, and laundry.
Skilled Nursing Program- Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides services under your physician's orders such as: wound care, catheter or colostomy, blood draws, assistance with medication management, post-hospitalization follow-up, medication injections and influenza immunization, etc.
Rehabilitative Services Program- Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and medical social worker.
Loan Closet Program- Durable home care equipment for borrow.
The Bremer County Health Department is a Medicare Certified Home Health Agency. Skilled nursing at home is more affordable, and often with better results and shorter recovery time than institutionalized options.
The Bremer County Health Department has experienced home health professionals available for your needs 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.
PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS:
Community Assessment- Assessment of Bremer County communities to determine needs and assist in program planning.
Communicable Disease Program- Education to the public concerning communicable disease and prompt follow-up to communicable disease outbreaks.
Immunization Program- Recommended immunizations for both children and adults at a reasonable cost.
Vaccines for Children Program- Recommended immunizations for children through 18 years of age who are uninsured, underinsured, American Indian or Alaska Native, or Medicaid eligible.
Foot Clinics- Provide accessible, affordable foot health care to community residents aged 55+ years of age and/or significantly disable who have difficulty with their own foot care due to vision, agility, or whatever detriments may preclude regular foot care. Foot clinics are provided by a skilled nurse. Foot clinics are held the 1st Wednesday of every month at the Bremer County Health Department. Call 319-352-0082 to schedule an appointment. Recommended minimum donation of $25.
FUNDING AND PAYMENT OPTIONS:
Private insurance companies
Private pay fees
Referrals are accepted from anyone and anyone who is eligible if the need exists. There is no cost for the confidential needs assessment. Services are determined by the participant with a Bremer County Health Department Representative.
Call (319) 352-0082 to make a referral between the hours of 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM Monday-Friday.
The Bremer County Health Department does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, participation in its programs, service and activities, or in employment.