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Public Health
Statement of Purpose

The agency specifies its overall purposes as:

  • The promotion and maintenance of health.
  • The prevention of disease and disability.
  • Comprehensive care of the sick and disabled in the home.
  • Collaboration and coordination with other groups in developing and implementing community health programs.
  • Contribution to knowledge which would effect improvements in community health practice.
  • The promotion and maintenance of a healthy environment.

Mission Statement

The mission of Des Moines County Public Health is to improve, protect and promote the health, the environment and well being of residents of Des Moines County.

Flu vaccines are being given during regular immunization clinics Tuesday and Thursday 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM at 522 N Third Street, Burlington, Iowa.  The cost is $30.  Medicare Part B, Humana, United Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid MCOs for children and other major insurances will be accepted.  Please bring insurance cards with you.

These clinics are public and flu shots are offered to anyone 6 months or older.

For more information, call (319) 753-8290

Christa Poggemiller
Public Health Director

522 N. 3rd St.
Burlington, IA 52601

Ph: (319) 753-8290
Fx: (319) 753-8703


Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recent News
Increase Walk-In Clinic Hours for STD Testing
Effective Monday - November 27th, 2017 the Des Moines County Public Health Department will be increasing the walk-in clinic hours to add STD testing... Read on...
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