Siouxland District Health Department

Creating a healthy community for all


Reportable Disease Hotline

To report diseases immediately, use the Iowa Department of Public Health 24/7 disease reporting telephone hotline: 1-800-362-2736. 

Want to know when and how to report certain diseases view IDPH's Disease Reporting Poster.

Disease Tracker

Interested in knowing what illnesses are being reported in Woodbury County? Find out by viewing our Disease Tracker.


Testing your home for radon is easy and inexpensive. Test kits are available at SDHD for only $7. Learn more about radon and testing your home. 

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Smoke Free Housing

Learn more about owning or renting a smoke free apartment and which Woodbury County apartment complexes are smoke free.

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WIC Appointment?

Please read the Iowa WIC Rights & Responsibilities statement before your scheduled certification appointment(s). Lea la Declaración de derechos y responsabilidades de WIC de Iowa antes de su(s) cita(s) de certificación. 

Make sure you are prepared and you bring everything you need. Find out what you should bring with you

Move Your Way

 Move Your Way link: Want to get more physical activity? Build a weekly plan


Learn more about our Move Your Way Campaign


Need a copy of your child's immunization record? Click Here. Must have name, date of birth, and a Social Security or Medicaid number.

To schedule an appointment, call 712-279-6119 and ask for the clinic.

Immunization eligibility information for Vaccine for Children's (VFC) program in English and Spanish 

Click here for more information.

All clinics held at SDHD, 1014 Nebraska St.

There is a $15.00 administration fee per child for all non-Iowa Medicaid children receiving vaccinations through our immunization clinics.  We accept cash, check, credit or debit cards for payment at this time. In addition, we are unable to accept children with Hawk-I coverage.  These children should be taken to their physician for immunizations.


Tanning & Tattoo Establishments PDF Print E-mail


Tanning Establishment Regulations and Information

Environmental Specialists from SDHD inspect tanning establishments in Woodbury County annually.  Up through July 2019, SHDH inspected tanning facilites in 7 additional counties under a contract with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), however those contracts with the state were eliminated and now counties have the option of regulating tanning faciities through a local rule or ordinance.  For more information about this change, view our description of the changes for tanning facilities.  

SDBOH Rule 23.3 - Minimum Requirements for Tanning Facilities in Woodbury County

SDHD Tanning Program Fees Policy

Tanning facilities will continue to apply to the Iowa Department of Public Health for a permit to operate, and renew this permit annually. Visit the IDPH website for information about how to apply for or renew a permit.  

Owner/Managers of tanning facilities must take an exam prior to applying for a permit, and every five years thereafter. The exam can be taken in person at the locations on this list, or IDPH now allows the exam to be completed on line.  Information about and links to the online exam can be found on the IDPH website.     

Employees of the tanning establishment also need to complete an exam to test their knowledge of the operation of the tanning establishment. Facilities may utilize the online operator test for their employees, or continue to use the paper test and training record. Once the employee completes the online exam, facilities will need to retain a screen shot of the passed exam page as proof of test completion for each operator. In addition, the facility must maintain records that the operator has been trained in the operation of the tanning facility. A record form and list of required training elements is at the end of the test document available at the IDPH website link below.  

the IDPH website resources page has several resources for the operation of a tanning facility, including the hard copy operator test, the training manual for operators, warning signs for the tanning rooms and front desk, and the photosensitizing drug list.   


Tattoo Establishment Regulations and Information

SDHD holds a contract with the Iowa Department of Public Health to conduct inspections of tattoo establishments located in Woodbury, Plymouth, Sioux, Lyon, Osceola, O'Brien, Dickinson, and Palo Alto counties. Inspections are conducted to protect the public from diseases that may be transmitted from one person to another through unsanitary or unsafe conditions, and to ensure compliance with the tattoo regulations in Iowa.  

The fee for a tattoo establishment inspection is $250.

Tattoo establishments and artists in Iowa must be permitted through the Iowa Department of Public Health.  More information about tattoo regulations, applications, and establishment or artist licenses can be found at the Iowa Department of Public Health web site.


Iowa Code, Chapter 135 - Tattooing

Iowa Administrative Code 641, Chapter 22 - Practice of Tattooing

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