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Iowa Local Department of Health and Agriculture Contact Information

Iowa State Department of Health Contact Information

Most questions regarding food production, handling, sales and serving, including cottage food laws and regulations are handled by the state's local health department or department of agriculture, and sometimes by a city or county business registration office.

Iowa Health Department

Iowa Dept of Public Health

Iowa local department of health contacts

The following counties have websites, and some have Facebook pages, that provide information regarding their department and its services:

County Agency name Address Phone
Adair Adair County Public Health 609 SE Kent, Greenfield, IA 50849-9454 641-743-6173
Adams Adams County, Branch Office of Taylor County Public Health 401 6th Street, Corning, IA 50841-1613 641-322-6283
Allamakee Veterans Memorial Hospital Community & Home Care 40 1st St. S.E., Waukon, IA 52172-2022 563-568-5660
Appanoose Appanoose County Public Health 209 E. Jackson, Centerville, IA 52544-1805 641-437-4332
Audubon Audubon County Public Health Nursing Service 318 Leroy, Suite 10, Audubon, IA 50025-1255 712-563-2226
Benton Virginia Gay Hospital Home Health Agency 502 N. 9th Street, Vinton, IA 52349-2254 319-472-6360
Black Hawk Black Hawk County Health Department 1407 Independence Ave., 5th Floor, Waterloo, IA 50703-4300 319-291-2413
Boone Home Care Services of Boone County Hospital 105 S. Marshall, Boone, IA 50036-4899 515-432-1127 or 1-800-395-9737
Bremer Bremer County Health Department 403 3rd St. SE, Waverly, IA 50677-3513 319-352-0082
Buchanan Buchanan County Public Health Department 1413 1st St. W, Independence, IA 50644-2317 319-332-0860
Buena Vista Buena Vista County Public Health & Home Care 1709 E. Richland St., P.O. Box 663, Storm Lake, IA 50588-3503 712-749-2548
Butler Butler County Public Health 428 6th St., Box 325, Allison, IA 50602-7771 319-267-2934
Calhoun Calhoun County Public Health 501 Court St., Rockwell City, IA 50579-1417 712-297-8323
Carroll St. Anthony Home Health Agency & Carroll County Public Health 318 S. Maple Street, Suite 3, Carroll, IA 51401-3100 712-794-5279
Cass Cass County Public Health 1408 E. 10th Street, Atlantic, IA 50022-1934 712-243-7552
Cedar Cedar County Public Health 400 Cedar Street, Tipton, IA 52772-1748 563-886-2226
Cerro Gordo CG Public Health 2570 4th Street SW, Suite 1, Mason City, IA 50401-4665 641-421-9300
Cherokee Cherokee Regional Medical Center Public Health 300 Sioux Valley Drive, Cherokee, IA 51012-1205 712-225-2129
Chickasaw Chickasaw County Public Health and Home Care Service 260 E. Prospect , PO Box 355, New Hampton, IA 50659-1429 641-394-4053
Clarke Clarke County Public Health 144 W. Jefferson, Osceola, IA 50213-1286 641-342-3724
Clay Spencer Hospital - Community Health - Clay County Public 1200 1 Ave. E., Spencer, IA 51301-4342 712-264-6380
Clayton Clayton County Visiting Nurse Association 600 Gunder Rd. NE, Ste. 5, Elkader, IA 52043-9089 563-245-1145
Clinton Genesis VNA and Hospice 611 N Second Street, Clinton, IA 52732-3839 563-242-7165
Crawford Crawford County Home Health Hospice & Public Health 105 N. Main, Denison, IA 51442-1349 712-263-3303
Dallas Dallas County Public Health Nursing Service 25747 N. Avenue , Ste C, Adel, IA 50003-4558 515-993-3750 or 515-465-2483
Davis Davis County Public Health 509 N. Madison, Bloomfield, IA 52537-1271 641-664-3629
Decatur Decatur County Public Health and Home Care 207 NE Idaho St., Leon, IA 50144-1646 641-446-6518
Delaware Regional Medical Center 613 W. Main St., Manchester, IA 52057-1527 563-927-3232
Des Moines Des Moines County Public Health 522 N. Third St., Burlington, IA 52601-5226 319-753-8290
Dickinson Lakes Regional Healthcare - Dickinson County Public Health 2301 Hwy 71 South, Spirit Lake, IA 51360-1184 712-339-6050
Dubuque Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association 660 Iowa Street, Dubuque, IA 52001-4836 563-556-6200
Emmet Emmet County Public Health 508 S. 1st St., Estherville, IA 51334-2521 712-362-2490
Fayette Gundersen Palmer Community Health 200 Jefferson St., West Union, IA 52175-1024 563-422-6267
Floyd Floyd County Public Health - Home Health Care 1003 Gilbert St., Charles City, IA 50616-2637 641-257-6111
Franklin Franklin County Public Health 1600 Central Ave. E., Hampton, IA 50441-1858 641-456-5830
Fremont Southwest Iowa Home Health Services 301 Main St., PO Box 357, Sidney, IA 51652-8036 712-374-2685
Greene Greene County Medical Center (GCMC) Public Health 1000 W. Lincoln Way, Jefferson, IA 50129-1645 515-386-3228
Grundy Grundy County Public Health 706 H Ave., Suite 2, Grundy Center, IA 50638-1410 319-824-6312
Guthrie Guthrie County Health Department 2002 State St., Suite 1, Guthrie Center, IA 50115-8897 641-747-3972
Hamilton Hamilton County Public Health Services 1610 Collins Street Suite 1, Webster City, IA 50505-2610 515-832-9565
Hancock Hancock County Health System Community Health 545 State St., Garner, IA 50438-1459 641-923-3676
Hardin Greenbelt Home Care 2411 Edgington Ave., Eldora, IA 50627-1541 641-939-8444
Harrison Harrison County Home & Public Health 116 N. 2nd Ave., Courthouse Annex, Logan, IA 51546-1332 712-644-2220
Henry Henry County Department of Public Health 106 N Jackson St., #103, Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641-2047 319-385-0779
Howard Regional Health Services of Howard County - Community 235 8th Avenue W, Cresco, IA 52136-1062 563-547-2989
Humboldt Humboldt County Health Department 1000 N 15th St., Humboldt, IA 50548-1008 515-332-2492
Ida Horn Memorial Hospital 701 E. 2nd St., Ida Grove, IA 51445-1666 712-364-7311
Iowa Iowa County Health Department 185 W. Dillin St., Ste. 1, Marengo, IA 52301-8636 319-741-6422
Jackson Genesis VNA and Hospice 700 W Grove, Maquoketa, IA 52060-2163 563-242-7165
Jasper Jasper County Health Department 116 W. 4th St. S, Newton, IA 50208-3713 641-787-9224
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County Agency name Address Phone
Jefferson Jefferson County Public Health 200 W. Briggs, Fairfield, IA 52556-2826 641-472-5929
Johnson Johnson County Public Health 855 S. Dubuque St., Ste. 217, Iowa City, IA 52240-4281 319-356-6040
Jones Jones County Public Health 105 Broadway Pl., Ste. 11, Anamosa, IA 52205-1104 319-462-6945
Keokuk Keokuk County Public Health 101 S Main, Courthouse, Sigourney, IA 52591-1419 641-622-3575
Kossuth Community Health Services - Kossuth Regional Health 1515 S. Phillips St., Algona, IA 50511-3649 515-295-4430
Lee Lee County Health Department #3 John Bennett Drive, Fort Madison, IA 52627-7600 319-372-5225
Linn Linn County Public Health 1020 6th St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-2464 319-892-6000
Louisa Louisa County Public Health 805 James L Hodges Ave. N., Wapello, IA 52653-1044 319-523-3981
Lucas Lucas County Public Health 123 S. Grand Ave., Chariton, IA 50049-1829 641-774-4312
Lyon Health Services of Lyon County 315 First Ave., Ste 208, Rock Rapids, IA 51246-1543 712-472-8200
Madison Madison County Public Health 209 E. Madison St., Winterset, IA 50273-2403 515-462-9051
Mahaska Mahaska Health Partnership Public Health 1229 C Avenue East, Oskaloosa, IA 52577-4246 641-673-3257
Marion Marion County Public Health Department 2003 N. Lincoln, Knoxville, IA 50138-3505 641-828-2238
Marshall Marshall County Public Health Great Western Bank , 11 N 1st Ave, Marshalltown, IA 50158-2924 641-750-1929
Mills Mills County Public Health 212 Independence Street, PO Box 209, Glenwood, IA 51534-1831 712-527-9699
Mitchell Mitchell County Home Health Care and Public Health 415 Pleasant St., Osage, IA 50461-1935 641-832-3502
Monona Burgess Health Center 1600 Diamond Street, Onawa, IA 51040-1548 712.423.2311
Monroe Monroe County Public Health 1801 S. B St., Albia, IA 52531-2689 641-932-7191
Montgomery Montgomery County Public Health 1109 Highland Ave., Red Oak, IA 51566-1715 712-623-4893
Muscatine Trinity Muscatine Public Health 1609 Cedar St., Muscatine, IA 52761-3426 563-263-0122
Obrien O'Brien County Public Health 155 S. Hayes, Primghar, IA 51245-7724 712-957-0105
Osceola Osceola Community Health Services 115 Cedar Lane, Sibley, IA 51249-1013 712-754-4611
Page Page County Public Health 210 N 17th Street, Clarinda, IA 51632-1508 712-850-1212
Palo Alto Palo Alto Community Health Nursing Service 3201 First St., Emmetsburg, IA 50536-2516 712-852-5419
Plymouth Floyd Valley Community Health Service 714 Lincoln St. N.E., Le Mars, IA 51031-3314 712-546-3335
Pocahontas Pocahontas County Health Department 99 Court Square, Pocahontas, IA 50574-1629 712-335-4142
Polk Polk County Health Department 1907 Carpenter, Des Moines, IA 50314-1310 515-286-3798
Pottawattamie Pottawattamie County Public Health 600 South 4th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503-6586 712-242-1155
Poweshiek Grinnell Regional Public Health - Home Health 210 4th Ave., Grinnell, IA 50112-1898 641-236-2385
Ringgold Ringgold County Public Health 109 West Madison, Mount Ayr, IA 50854-1642 641-464-0691
Sac Sac County Health Services 116 S. State St., Suite A, Sac City, IA 50583-2350 712-662-4785
Scott Scott County Health Department 600 West 4th Street, Davenport, IA 52801-1003 563-326-8618
Shelby Myrtue Medical Center Department of Community Health 1213 Garfield Ave., Harlan, IA 51537-2057 712-755-4422
Sioux Sioux County Community Health Partners 211 Central Ave. S.E., Orange City, IA 51041-1739 712-737-2971
Story Mary Greeley Home Health Services 1114 Duff Ave., Ames, IA 50010-5739 515-239-6730
Tama Tama County Public Health & Home Care 129 W. High St., Toledo, IA 52342-1339 641-484-4788
Taylor Taylor County Public Health Agency 405 Jefferson St., Suite 7, Bedford, IA 50833-1300 712-523-3405
Union Greater Regional Health - Public Health 1610 W Townline Street, Creston, IA 50801-1066 641-782-3545
Van Buren Van Buren County Public Health 404 Dodge Street, Keosauqua, IA 52565-7728 319-293-3431
Wapello Wapello County Public Health 108 E. Main St., Ottumwa, IA 52501-2910 641-682-5434
Wapello City of Ottumwa Health Department 105 E. 3rd St., Ottumwa, IA 52501-2904 641-683-0694
Warren Warren County Health Services 301 N. Buxton, Suite 203, Indianola, IA 50125-1847 515-961-1074
Washington Washington County Public Health 110 North Iowa Avenue, Suite 300, Washington, IA 52353-2037 319-653-7758
Wayne Wayne County Public Health 100 E. South St., Corydon, IA 50060-1724 641-872-1167
Webster Webster County Health Department 723 1st Ave. S., Fort Dodge, IA 50501-4633 515-573-4107
Winnebago Winnebago County Public Health 216 S. 4th St., Forest City, IA 50436-1802 641-585-4763
Winneshiek Winneshiek County Public Health Nursing Service 305 Montgomery St., Ste 3, Decorah, IA 52101-2721 563-382-4662
Woodbury Siouxland District Health Department 1014 Nebraska St., Sioux City, IA 51105-1435 712-279-6119
Worth Worth County Public Health 95 9th St. N., Northwood, IA 50459-1436 641-324-1741
Wright Wright County Health Department 115 1st St. SE, Clarion, IA 50525-1401 515-532-3461

Iowa Environmental Health

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website

FDA Labeling and Nutrition

Nutrition Facts Label, Label Claims, Menu and Vending Machine Labeling, Gluten-Free Labeling

FDA Ingredients and Packaging

Food & Color Additives, GRAS, Food Allergens, Food Contact Substances, New Plant Varieties

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a tool, the AskUSDA site providing information from across USDA all in one place. Just type key words or phrases into the search box. Your search will provide the top 10 results from across USDA. For the best search results, keep in mind that including "and" in the search box will exclude articles that don't include all searched words. Including "or" in the search box will include articles with any of the searched words.

If you have specific USDA questions that you cannot find answers to on the site, call (202) 720-2791 or email USDA at [email protected].

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

If you are looking for the national US Department of Health, that's the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and here is the mailing address and phone number:

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Hubert H. Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Toll Free Call Center: 1-877-696-6775
Note: Please be aware that mail sent to their Washington D.C. area offices takes an additional 3-4 days to process due to security precautions.

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