Public Health Office


Public Health Office

Business Hours: Monday – Friday | 8am – 4:30pm | 24-hour service is provided at the hospital

Public Health Director:
Beth Olsen, MS, RD, LD

1408 East 10th Street
Atlantic, Iowa 50022

(712) 243-7546
fax. (712) 243-7442

Cass County Public Health is here for all ages & stages of life.

At Cass County Public Health, we are here to keep the community, families, adults, and children in our area on a healthy path. Read below to find out about our programs, and for more information, please contact:

Cass County Public Health
(712) 243-7546
1408 East 10th Street Atlantic, IA 50022

For Children

Car Seat Installation – Our Child Passenger Safety Technicians will inspect and help you install your child’s car seat to make sure it is safe. Car seat checks are offered during special events and by appointment.

Child Health – Assist parents in obtaining well- child exams, oral health and developmental screenings for eligible children.

Immunizations – Childhood immunizations for uninsured and underinsured children. Call (712) 250-8122 for more information.

Lead Poisoning Prevention – Blood lead testing and follow-up for children (no charge) and information about reducing the risk for lead poisoning.

Parents as Teachers – Home visiting program for parents who are pregnant or have children up to kindergarten entry. Child developmental screenings, parenting education, car seat installation instruction, and group connections provided as part of the program.


For Adults

Care for YourselfIowa Breast and Cervical Screening, Cardiac Screening, and Health Coaching for 40- to 65-year-old income-eligible women.

Volunteer Program – Coordination of community volunteers to provide transportation, companionship, errands and more with the goal to improve quality of life. Trained Volunteers also assist Medicare-eligible residents with information about Medicare insurance questions.

A Matter of Balance- A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. It includes 8 two-hour sessions for a small group of 8-12 participants led by a trained facilitator.


For Our Communities

Community Health Needs Assessment & Health Improvement Planning – Agency leads effort to complete a community health needs assessment every 5 years. From the needs assessment, a health improvement plan for the county is developed in collaboration with other agencies to make improvements in the health of area residents.

Community CPR and First Aid – American Heart Association CPR training classes give you the information and the skills you need to help adults, children and infants during breathing and cardiac emergencies. Both In-person or blended learning CPR training are available. For more information and upcoming classes, visit here:

Communicable Disease / Epidemiology – Follow-up provided to persons exposed to reportable communicable diseases and their contacts.

Environmental Health – Call (641) 747- 3972 for septic and well inspections and permits, and radon awareness. Call (515) 281-6538 for restaurant, hotel/motel, grocery store, convenience store, liquor store, and bar inspections.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness – Coordinates emergency response planning and preparedness efforts for Cass County Public Health.

Stop the Bleed, Bleeding Control Training – A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. While emergency responders will arrive as quickly as possible, bystanders are almost always there first. This free training program will teach you how to stop severe bleeding.