Public Health

VFC only

Jasper County Health Department

Provides public health services for Jasper County including:

  • Communicable diseases and food-borne illness investigations,
  • Vaccine for Children (VFC) immunizations ONLY VFC- who qualifies   Appointments only
  • School and daycare immunization audits
  • Public health education, community health improvement plans and collaboration, and public health emergency preparedness. 
  • Free condoms in the waiting area. 
  • Free car seat checks
  • Environmental Health is subcontracted with Jasper County Community Development. 
  • We do not provide home care aide or homemaker services but have limited funding for low-income, senior residents. Please call Aging Resources to start the homecare waiver process first.  
  • Jasper County Cares Coalition, Health and Human Services providers meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Email: for more information.  
  • Community Health Assessment and Health Improvement Plan
  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness
315 W. 3rd St. N., Suite 100
Newton, IA 50208
Please call for an appointment.

Food establishment inspection reports

  • Inspections are a "snapshot" of the day and time of the inspection. At the time of the inspection, violations are recorded, and often corrected on the spot, before the inspector leaves the facility. Inspections are conducted by the Department of Inspections and Appeal's Food Safety Specialists. A uniform training program is utilized for all inspectors following national standards. The frequency of inspections varies depending on many factors including the type of food, food preparation, and handling and compliance history of the establishment. In addition, inspections are conducted before opening, upon complaint, and as a follow-up to ensure previous violations have been corrected.
  • The State performs inspections in Jasper County. 
321 E. 12th St
Des Moines, IA 50319

Iowa Department of Health and Human Services IHSS

Iowa HHS provides high quality programs and services that protect and improve the health and resiliency of Iowans.

Medicaid, public health


The Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology CADE

Epi Manual 

Animal Control

Jasper County Community Development, Environmental Health, and Animal Control.

  • Environmental Health inspections (pool, septic, tattoo, & tanning), safe water supply & testing, septic system (permits, education, & tanker education), rabies education, & radon test kits (for sale).
  • Animal Control 
  • Building permits and zoning. 
315 W. 3rd St. N., Suite 150
Newton, IA 50208
7AM to 4 PM

Travel Immunizations

Travel Immunizations - CDC, TripPrep, and other clinics

International travel increases your chances of getting and spreading diseases that are rare or not found in the United States. Find out which travel vaccines you may need to help you stay healthy on your trip.

Check needed immunizations:

If you are traveling out of the United States, you can check recommended vaccines on the following sites: 

  1. CDC   Website: CDC Travel destination  1-800-232-4636 or 800-CDC-INFO
  2. TripPrep  

Locations near Jasper County that offer Travel Medicine Clinics: 

  1. Iowa Clinic Travel Medicine Website: Iowa Clinic Travel Clinic Telephone: 515-875-9190  Location: Urbandale 
  2. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics  Website: UIHC Travel Clinic Telephone 319-356-8133 Location: Iowa City
  3. Polk County Health Department  Website: Polk County Travel Clinic- Immunizations  Telephone: 515-286-3798 Location: Des Moines
  4. McFarland International Travel Clinic Website:  Travel Clinic Telephone 515-663-4892 Location: Ames

Please check with your pharmacy or medical providers. Jasper County Health Department does not offer privately paid vaccines. 

Keywords: travel vaccines, immunizations, abroad travel, international trips

800-232-4636 or 800-CDC-INFO

Disclaimer: This information was provided by agencies in the community. It may not be all-encompassing and some information changes often. For Jasper County offices and contact information, browse our county directory.

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