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109 W. Madison Mt. Ayr, IA 50854 View Location

Ringgold County Public Health Nursing Agency

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The Ringgold County Public Health Nursing Agency provides comprehensive public health, mental health, and environmental health services for residents of Ringgold County. Besides offering health care to individuals and families, our agency is also responsible for testing county water supplies, testing for radon gas, permitting wells and septic systems, overseeing well rehabilitation and making inspections.

Health Services Helping Individuals

We provide skilled home nursing visits, certified home care aide services and homemaker services, which may include preparing meals, doing laundry, dusting, vacuuming, planning meals and shopping for groceries. We have an excellent emergency notification system, which helps keep all of the public informed and accounted for in the event of emergencies.

Health Services Helping Families

The Ringgold County Public Health Nursing Agency also helps families give their children the best possible start in life. Our clinics and programs include providing childhood immunizations and offering parent educators as part of our Parents as Teachers (PAT) early-learning experiences. We also coordinate mental health services through our agency. Please visit the Mental Health page for more information.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (24-hour on-call availability)

Offering Flexible Billing

calendar Services may be reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, or private pay based on a sliding fee scale. The agency staff communicates with your insurance provider and will do the billing for you. Insurance may cover services based on your physician's orders, your ability to leave your home and your need for skilled, intermittent care at home.

Caring for the Environment

water droplet Ringgold County Public Health works with Clarke County Environmental Services to administer on-site wastewater treatment and disposal system permitting and inspection, private well drilling permits and plugging assistance, radon awareness/indoor air quality, and public health nuisance complaints. More information is available on these programs at the Environmental Health page.