Cedar County, Iowa Public Health has been in existence since 1969 and works effectively with Environmental Services, the Iowa Department of Public Health, the CDC as well as other county health departments.

  Lead Testing

Clinics Emergency Preparedness Environmental Health
  Home Health Immunizations/Lead

Cedar County Public Health provides lead screenings free of charge to children under 6 years of age. If a child has an elevated blood lead level, a representative from CCPH and a representative from CCE&Z perform an inspection of the child's home to look for the cause/causes of the elevated blood lead level. Areas that are found to have lead based paint are required to be fixed and maintained to ensure children cannot access the paint in the future. After repairs have been made, a representative from CCPH & CCE&Z do a visual inspection and if that passes, dust wipe sampling to ensure the paint has been properly taken care of.



How to Protect Iowa Families Brochure

Do Iowa children need to have a blood lead test before they start kindergarten?

Yes, beginning in the fall of 2008, all Iowa children must have proof of a blood lead test before starting kindergarten, or as soon after that as the parents are notified that the child needs a test.

How often should your child be tested for lead poisoning?

If a child is high risk, it is important to get their blood lead level tested at 12 months, 18 months, 2,3,4, and 5. If a child is low risk, it is recommended they be tested at 1 year and 2 years. Many children have normal blood lead levels at 6-12 months of age. However, these same child may become lead-poisoned when they are older and more active.

Address of
Public Health office:
Cedar County Courthouse
400 Cedar Street
Tipton, IA 52772

Hours Office is open:
7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Phone Number:
(563) 886-2226

FAX Number:
(563) 886-1218

Office holder name:
Erica Christian

Employees in
Public Health Office:

Public Health Program Coordinator
Kim Mente

Fiscal Manager
Diane Wehde

Home Health Clinical Manager
Trish Hadden

Public Health Nurse
Jenny Jackson

Public Health Nurse
Angela Knox

Office Manager
Margaret Strecker



Cedar County Iowa Courthouse located in Tipton, Iowa

Herbert Hoover Library and Museum located in West Branch, Iowa

Cedar Valley Park Located 7 miles southwest of Tipton, Iowa is a combination of 228 acres of river bottomland and upland forest.

Snowmobiling in Cedar County, Iowa