Public Health

Linn County Public Health (LCPH) serves nearly 215,000 residents of Linn County through its numerous programs and services to keep the community healthy. LCPH educates and protects our community through programs that promote environmental safety, healthy life choices, safe food, immunization, and disease control. In addition, our staff plays a prominent role in partnering with the community to initiate innovative programs to address specific health issues. Please feel free to contact the department with any questions or concerns you may have. For clinical services, please contact 319.892.6093 or 319.892.6000 for any other information.

If you need to contact LCPH outside of our normal business hours, please call 319.892.6100. In the event of an emergency, immediately dial 9-1-1.


To prevent disease and injuries, promote healthy living, protect the environment, and ensure public health preparedness.


Build a healthier Linn County.

Notice to Visitors

LCPH is a 100% tobacco-free campus. Please do not use tobacco products while on LCPH property (including the grounds).

LCPH parking lots are idle-free zones. Visitors are encouraged to turn off their vehicles once the vehicles are parked. (In cases of extreme hot or cold conditions or in other circumstances, idling is permitted.)
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    We want you to know that Linn County Public Health, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital, and Mercy Medical Center take this public health issue seriously and are prepared to address potential cases. Read on...
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    Iowa’s first permanent green bike lanes will be installed in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, September 25 at approximately 9:00 a.m. The lanes will be installed on 3rd Street SE, at the intersection of 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue. Read on...
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    UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s Hospital, UnityPoint Clinic, Mercy Medical Center, MercyCare Clinics, and Linn County Public Health are working together to prepare for the possibility of an individual with Ebola arriving in Eastern Iowa. Read on...
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