Southwest Health and Human Services
- Redwood County Office
Public Health Services |
Our services are geared to provide educational, nutritional,
screening, and health and well being services to our county residents.
We are here to meet your needs. No one is refused service based on their
inability to pay.
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If you have questions that are not answered
here, please contact our office between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM
Monday thru Friday.
Southwest Health and Human
Service-Redwood County Office
Find Office Location
507-637-4050, fax: 507-637-4055
Find Office Location
266 E. Bridge St,
Redwood Falls, MN 56283
to find medical, dental, transportation, and other services in Redwood
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provides links to the forms you will need to get your benefits started.
by Southwest Health
and Human Services
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about these programs.
Child & Teen
Prevention & Control
Promotion For All Ages
Health Related Web Sites
(Women, Infants & Children)
Family Health Home Visiting
This program provides home visits to personís age 0-21 years of age who are medically fragile, have questions about home safety, nutrition, growth and development, health status, and other parental concerns. These services can be referred by you, your physician, hospital, school, and other community agencies.
Interagency Early Intervention Committee (IEIC)
This program is a combined effort of many agencies to provide services, guidance and referrals to children from birth to 3 years of age who have problems that affects their development and ability to learn.
Early Childhood Screening
Under current law, schools must offer a preschool screening for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 year olds in their school districts in order to detect problems as early as possible that may affect the child in school.
Southwest Health and Human Services
nurses cooperate with the school districts to provide the screenings at various times during the school year. The screening components are determined by your school district. The screenings can include height, weight, developmental screening, hearing, vision, and a health history. Nurses provide one-to-one counseling with parents regarding the health, development, and behavior of their child.
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Child & Teen Checkups
Has your child
had a checkup lately?
the resource guide below to find medical, dental, transportation, and
other services in Redwood County
2012 Provider Resource Guide
Recommended Child & Teen Checkup Schedule
County Health can assist you in finding a medical home if you donít
Make sure your
childís growth and development are right on track by taking him or her
to your physician at the scheduled times listed above.
If you have any
questions please call us at 507-637-4041 or visit the
Child & Teen Checkup Home page.
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WIC - Women, Infants, & Children
WIC is a nutrition education program that provides supplemental foods that
promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and
infants and children up to age 5.
Benefits of being enrolled in the WIC program:
You get nutritious foods at no cost.
You receive nutrition counseling for yourself and your children.
You save money. The extra money can be used to purchase foods that WIC
does not provide.
Who is eligible?
Women who have a baby less than six months old
Infants and children up to 5 years old who:
Minnesota WIC website if you have any income eligibility questions
or call our staff at 507-637-4041.
Pregnant with your first
baby? We can helpÖ
Nurse-Family Partnership is a free,
voluntary program for first-time moms that provides you with a nurse until
your baby is 2 years old.
Your nurse will help you:
Have a health pregnancy and a healthy
Be the best parent you can be.
Get referrals for support services
available in your community.
Find ways to continue your education and
develop job skills.
Set goals for your familyís future and
find ways to help you reach them.
Who can enroll in the program?
Any woman who is pregnant with her first
child, meets low-income requirements and lives
within the service area. You are encouraged
to enroll as early as possible in your pregnancy.
For more information, call: Wende Davis: 507-530-5008 or
Southwest Health and Human Services:507-637-4041
Maternal & Child Health
home visiting service is provided to families both before
and after the baby is born. Every family in Redwood County
can have the opportunity to have these home visiting
services. Southwest Health and Human Services has partnered with
Wal-Mart and the Redwood County Family Collaborative to
provide a blanket and gift pack to each Redwood County
family willing to receive a home visit after the baby is
If you would like this home visiting service, please give
us a call at 507-637-4041.
during the visit include:
Before the baby
Infant Injury Prevention
Labor & Delivery
Fetal Growth & Development
Exercise During Pregnancy
Warning Signs During Pregnancy
Sex During Pregnancy
Relaxation & Breathing Techniques
Childhood Illness & Immunization
Unexpected Pregnancy Outcomes
After the baby
Postpartum Physical Changes
Activity Level & Exercise
Weight Loss Plans
Sexuality & Menstruation
Self Breast Exam
Follow Along Program
is Follow Along Program?
program follows children (birth to 4 years) through parent
questionnaires to ensure appropriate developmental growth,
children to appropriate resources, and provides parental
support/education. There is no charge to families.
does it work?
are enrolled with a home visit and receive ASQ's (Ages and
Stages Questionnaires) at certain ages during their childís
development. Each questionnaire asks how your child is
growing, playing, talking, moving, and acting. Sheets with
fun activities for you to do with your child or other age
appropriate items are also sent to you.
happens if a problem is noted?
results of the questionnaires will be shared with you. If
there are any concerns, a nurse or other professional from
the program will get in touch with you. Together, you can
talk about choices for further evaluation or early help
Minnesota Family Planning Program
Redwood-Renville Community Health
Board no longer has the Family Planning Special Projects Grant.
Below are some alternatives for your family planning needs:
Minnesota Family Planning Program
The Minnesota Family Planning Program is for people who:
Are between the ages of 15 and 50.
Are a Minnesota resident.
Are a U.S. citizen or a noncitizen who is qualified to participate in
federally funded programs.
Have an income at or below 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines. For
people under 21 years of age, parentís income is not considered.
Are not pregnant
Are not enrolled in Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare or General Assistance
Use these links to learn more about:
Services are offered in Willmar. Call first as hours may vary
& Promotion Clinics
This service is
provided to promote a healthy lifestyle and prevent issues from becoming
a health problem.
Education can be
provided in person or over the phone to help you take better care of
yourself and your family on a variety of health related topics.
staff can provide information to your group on a variety of health
click here for
fact sheets on a variety of health topics.
Health Promotion for All Ages
Noticing is a coalition that works with youth, parents, local
community leaders and retailers to educate people to start noticing the
tobacco advertising in our communities. We
need your help.
The tobacco companies are
spending billions of dollars to hook new smokers, advertise to youth and
replace dying customers. We need to educate youth, retailers and members
of our communities on the harmful effects of tobacco marketing
www.startnoticing.org and DO SOMETHING.
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Check out our videos on Youtube!
We offer low-cost water
testing of private wells. If you meet the income guidelines, your water
testing may even be free. Water
quality cannot be determined by sight, smell or even taste. We suggest you
test for these contaminates:
Is your environment
We are here to help your
environment be a healthy one. We can provide information or refer you to
someone in order to work out a satisfactory solution to health problems
caused by air, water, rodents, lead screening and product safety. Please
give us a call if you have questions about your environment.
here for MDH information and fact sheets on a variety of
MDH Immunization Hotline:
immunization schedule is a general guideline based on CDC/ACIP
schedules. The information is subject to change depending
on a number of factors specific to your situation.
If you havenít started your childís immunizations yet it is
not too late to get started! They canít enter school
call our office to determine your childís specific needs.
provide low cost immunizations to Redwood County residents
who have no insurance or have health insurance, but have
out-of-pocket cost for vaccine (e.g., no vaccine coverage,
deductible not yet met, co-pay that applies to vaccines.
does not include a co-pay charged for an office visit. Call your insurance company to determine if they cover the
immunization or preventative care services. Our guidelines
are set by the
Minnesota Department of Health.
Bring your childís gold card with you to each
appointment. The clinic nurse will add the new shots given.
If a gold card is not given to you, ask for one.
The Southwest Minnesota Immunization
Information System (MIIC) is an immunization database that
has immunization records.
Call MIIC if you are in need of immunization records for
your childís school, camp, daycare, preschool or any other
Disease Prevention & Control
When an infectious or
non-infectious disease strikes in Redwood County we provide investigation
and follow-up as directed by Minnesota Department of Health.
Our effort would include
coordination of resources, contact investigations, immunization of persons
at risk, and education.
Here are examples of outbreaks we would follow:
Norovirus (previously known as Norwalk)
Sexually Transmitted Disease
Illness prevention starts with you!
Practice these routine public health recommendations for preventing the
spread of the flu:
Stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help
prevent others from catching your illness.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may
prevent those around you from getting sick.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your
distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
Wash your hands often to protect yourself from germs.
Emergency Management and
has a comprehensive Emergency Management plan that includes not only natural
disasters but also biological disasters.
Public Healthís role in this function is multifaceted and would include just
some of the following:
Providing Mass Clinic Vaccinations as directed by Minnesota Department of
Provide contact investigation services.
Provide food safety assistance during a disaster.
Provide immunizations for safety of workers (tetanus shots).
Assist in providing safe living conditions for displaced residences.
SHIP: Statewide Health
Don't Let Cabin Fever Get the Best
SHIP Log Newsletters
Minnesota Department of Health's
The goal of the Statewide Health
Improvement Program (SHIP) is to help Minnesotans live longer,
healthier, better lives by preventing risk factors that lead to
SHIP is an integral component of an
overall health care reform initiative passed during the 2008
Legislative session. Minnesotaís health
reforms aim to simultaneously improve the health of Minnesotans,
enhance the patient experience and contain the spiraling costs of
health care in our state.
SHIP focuses on broad,
behind-the-scenes changes that make it easier for people to
incorporate healthy behaviors into their daily lives.
Policy interventions include
changes in laws and regulations, such as restricting smoking in
public buildings and providing time off during work hours for
Systems interventions create change
in organizations and institutions, such as a school district
implementing food preparation options or offering more time in
physical education in all schools in the district.
Environmental interventions include decisions
about land use, zoning and community design, such as ensuring
that neighborhoods have access to healthy foods and there are
ample opportunities for activities such as walking and biking.
Other Health Related Web Sites
CDC (Center for Disease
Certified Food Manager List
Clean-up After a Flood Fact
from the Minnesota Department of Health
ECHO Minnesota: Health
education videos in various languages. Topics from Flu to
General Health Statistics by
General Minnesota Department of
Pod casts and other good research based health information
including vaccines needed for foreign travel
Indoor Air Quality
Information on radon, second hand smoke, carbon monoxide, mold
Information on diseases and illnesses
Minnesota Department of Health
Environmental Health Asbestos, drinking water, fish
consumption, food safety, indoor air, lead, meth labs, pools, etc.
Minnesota Dept of Agriculture
Information on food allergies, Foot and Mouth Disease, Mad Cow Disease, and
Minnesota Grown Directory)
MN Food Code, Familiarization
Guide, and Fact Sheets
MN Food Safety Center
New Horizons Crisis Center
(to look up NSF approved food and beverage equipment, helpful for restaurant
Redwood County Collaborative
Starting A Food Business in
Statistics on Adolescent