Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
When a new virus like coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) emerges on the public health scene, there are many questions. It is normal to be concerned about COVID-19, which has caused so much illness and death in China. Public health officials take every disease outbreak seriously and our agency has been working closely with Crawford County Memorial Hospital (CCMH), the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to learn about COVID-19 and its risk to our citizens.
In this time of uncertainty, social media becomes a platform for rumors and misinformation. It is important for residents to rely on trusted sources of information like the CDC, IDPH, CCMH, and our agency. IDPH updates its COVID-19 website every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with current data. It is also updated immediately with new information as necessary. Please use this link to access this information.Right now, the most important thing for you to do is to continue with prevention measures that you would use for any respiratory virus:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water
- Cover coughs and sneezes with your elbow or upper arm
- Stay home when you are sick
If you have questions, please feel free to call our office (263-3303) and ask for Kim Fineran or CCMH (265-2500) and ask for Heather Rasmussen.
Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health meets the community's needs through providing public health, home health, hospice and homemaker services. Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health has been Medicare certified since May of 1974 and Hospice certified since May of 1999. Public Health services have been provided to the citizens of Crawford County since 1951. The agency is a non-profit organization serving under the direction of the Crawford County Board of Health and receives financial support from the Crawford County Board of Supervisors.
Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health believes in the human rights of each individual, the value of life and the goal of achieving the highest standard of health possible for each individual served. The agency believes that these services provided are an important part of the health care delivery system. It is also believed that a home environment in many cases can enhance and encourage individuals to strive for optimal health. To achieve this goal, coordination and planning must involve the physician, other service providers, and educating the client and/or family. Optimum quality care is important to meet the community health needs.