Lyon County, Iowa
Health Services Programs
Healthy Families Program
Emergency Planning and Preparedness
Health Services of Lyon County contracts with public and parochial schools within Lyon County to provide direct classroom education, screenings, and coordination of health care plans on students with chronic illness and to serve as a consultant on health care issues.
Within the school setting, we provide immunization audits and health education programs, as well as the school nurse offering fluoride rinses for the children as needed.
The goal of the immunization program is to reduce and ultimately eliminate the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases by working in conjunction with the public and private health care providers throughout the state. Accomplishing this goal will require achieving and maintaining higher vaccination coverage levels, improving vaccination strategies among under vaccinated populations, prompt reporting and thorough investigation of suspected cases, and rapid institution of disease control measures.
Health Services of Lyon County currently offers vaccines to children who meet the qualifications of the VFC (Vaccine for Children) program and has the ability to bill the following insurance carriers: Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, HAWK-I (United Health Care and AmeriHealth Caritas), and the following state health insurance plans: United Health Care, AmeriHealth Caritas and AmeriGroup.
The homemaker program place trained and supervised aides in the home of families and/or adults for a temporary or extended period of time based on desired plan of care. Components of this service include: personal care, medication supervision, meal preparation, limited housekeeping, essential shopping, meal and respite care.
Cost of services are based on monthly income, resources and expenses. You or your loved one may be eligible for our services at a reducted rate based on financial information provided. This agency is a recipient of funds from Elderbridge Agency on Aging and Local Public Health grants.
Healthy Families is a family-centered, strength-based program that provides in-home visits and education to parents of young children, prenatal through five years of age that reside in Lyon County.
The goals of our program are to support and strengthen families in building the foundation of safe, nurturing environments in which children thrive. Healthy Families is a voluntary program offered at no cost through Northwest Iowa Empowerment Funding.
Health Services of Lyon County participates in the Childhood Lead Poisoning and Tobacco Prevention Programs. We promote safety of children through collaboration of the Lyon County Planning Council, by educating parents on car seat safety requirements and injury prevention.
We offer community health and wellness programs that consist of blood pressure and health education screenings.
We work with community and county organizations to create wellness programs in order to increase the health of their employees.
We offer a FREE fall risk assessment to the elderly population in our county in order to assist with the reduction of physical injuries.
Health Services of Lyon County collaborates with County EMS, Hospital and various other community partners to establish our emergency response plans. A vital role of our department in emergency planning and preparedness is to provide education to the population in order to promote individual preparedness, have the ability to assist in response to a public health emergency as well as assist in the recovery of an emergency.
Lyon County Resource Advocate
Assists and supports individuals in Lyon County with accessing available resources including, but not limited to:
Medicaid and Presumptive Eligibility applications and issues
Marketplace Health Insurance
Social Security and Social Security Disability applications
Food Stamp/FIP/Child Care Assistance
Referrals to Northwest Iowa Care Connections MH/DS Region
Coordination of benefits with other community resources i.e. ATLAS, Rock Rapids Municipal Housing, Mid-Sioux Opportunity