Stay up-to-date with the latest news, announcements, and press releases from Pottawattamie County Public Health.

Pott. County Recycling Center Closed 5/25/24

The Pottawattamie County Recycling Center will be closed May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.

May Evening Clinic

Our Evening Walk-in Clinic will be on 5/28/24 from 4:30pm-6:30!

Pottawattamie County Recycling Center Recognized in Waste Advantage Magazine

After five years of operation, the Pottawattamie County Rural Recycling Center continues to serve residents throughout the County, with goals to create even more avenues for local participation. In 2018, the Pottawattamie County Rural Recycling Center (PCRRC) was constructed in Oakland. The effort was made possible with support from the Iowa West Foundation and with the guidance of the Pottawattamie County Recycling Taskforce...

Regional CHIP 2023-2023

The health departments of Douglas, Sarpy/Cass, and Pottawattamie counties, along with The Wellbeing Partners, are excited to unveil the 2023-2025 Metro Region Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The report is a culmination of all that we learned from community members and organizations. Read now at

PCPH Along with Other Health Agencies use Dating Apps to get Head Start on MPOX Prevention

PCPH along with Douglas County Health Department, Sarpy/Cass Health Department, and Three Rivers Public Health Department are teaming up with COMMANDO to launch an initiative to get a head start on prevention by warning about the risks of the disease and the need for vaccination.

PCPH Staff Wore Green for Mental Health Awareness Month

Pottawattamie County Public Health participated in #WearGreenDay for Mental Health Awareness! We are proud to support Iowa Healthiest State Initiative to help end the stigma of mental health and do our part to #MakeItOk

Proclamation Signed Designating May as Mental Health Awareness Month

Last week the Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors signed a proclamation designating the month of May as Mental Health Awareness Month. We are very grateful to have the support of our board and The Wellbeing Partners to raise awareness about mental health.

The Pottawattamie County Community Health Improvement Plan for 2023-2025 is available to view now!

Click on the photo above to view the 2023-2025 Pottawattamie County Community Health Improvement Plan.

Shamrock Shuffle 2023

Although the weather was a little on the chilly side, the 2023 Shamrock Shuffle was a success! Great job to everyone who participated! We enjoyed getting to visit with everyone and can't wait to be back again next year!

Dr. Barb Lee Recognized for 17 Years Devoted to the Board of Health

Dr. Barb Lee was recognized for the 17 years that she spent being a member of the Pottawattamie County Board of Health. We appreciate all that she has done and continues to do for our community!

Car Seat Installation and Checks

Pottawattamie County Public Health offers free car seat installations and checks from one of our Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Technicians. Call 712-242-1155 to schedule an appointment for a check today!

Pottawattamie County Public Health Recognized by NACCHO for 'An Expression of Community'

Pottawattamie County’s– ‘An Expression of Community’ has been recognized with the Innovative Practice Bronze Award from the National Associations of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO). The award celebrates local health departments for developing innovative programs to meet the needs of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The designation as a Bronze Innovative Practice demonstrates a high level of program innovation and reflects the collaboration, adaptability, and program resilience.

First Probable Case of Monkeypox in Pottawattamie County Confirmed

The Iowa Department of Public Health has confirmed the first probable case of monkeypox in Pottawattamie County. Pottawattamie County Public Health is working closely with IDPH to conduct contact tracing.

COVID-19 Courier Service ends 6/24/22

Pottawattamie County Public Health still offers free COVID-19 test kits available for pick up! Give us a call at 712-242-1155 and we'd be happy to run the kits out to your car. Starting June 24th, individuals will need to take completed test kits directly to a UPS drop-off location (shipping label is provided in test kits). The best way to prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated and stay up to date with booster doses.
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