Polk County Health Department

Public Health Nursing

Public Health Nursing- Health Maintenance

Includes teaching and intervention to patients to manage chronic conditions and prevent acute exacerbations of disease processes. Nursing interventions will include medication set up, assessing medication compliance, blood pressure/blood sugar monitoring, venipuncture, general assessments, health /nutrition education and communication with physicians and other health professionals.

Public Health Nursing – Disease and Disability

Includes provision of skilled nursing services related to specific medical diagnosis and covered under a signed physician’s plan of treatment. Skilled services may include wound care, venipuncture and medication administration. In addition, teaching and training activities to teach a patient, their family or caregivers how to manage the treatment regimen may be provided.

These service are provided through a subcontract with Wesley Community Services www.wesleylife.org

Contact Us

Phone: (515)-286-3798
Fax: (515)-286-2033
Toll free: 866-209-1300

Address: 1907, Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314