Health Education

4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults. 4-H youth programs provide opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life. Iowa 4-H builds upon a century of experience as it fosters positive youth development that is based on the needs and strengths of youth, their families and communities.

Webster County 4-H has 14 clubs located around the county with numerous project areas.  Learn more about topics ranging from aerospace, dogs, rabbits, photography, technology, horses and clothing, to name a few. 4-H’ers can attend camps, go on trips and attend conferences on the Iowa State University campus.

515.576.2119

217 S 25th St, Ste C-12, Fort Dodge

The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We are here to help. We hold educational workshops, host support groups, have a 24/7 1-800 helpline and are the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research in the world.

515.478.3117 ext. 8218
800.272.3900 (24/7 Helpline)

822 Central Ave, Ste 310, Fort Dodge

www.alz.org

Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

515.570.4151
800.227.2345

1730 River Forest Dr., Fort Dodge

Citizen’s Central offers active adults over the age of 55 a wide range of activities and entertainment, including social activities, games, parties, billiards, adult education classes, exercise equipment, health, and wellness activities (including yoga), and computer lab with Internet capabilities.

Lunch is provided five days a week through a Congregate Meal Program for a suggested donation for those 55+. Diners under age 55 are welcome–call for the cost of lunch if you are under 55 years of age. A Salad Bar is available to diners with a lunch reservation. Advance reservations are necessary.

Weekly activity/meal schedule can be found in the Lifestyle section of Sunday’s Messenger newspaper. 

515.573.3429

617 Central Ave, Fort Dodge

Family Foundations is a family support service available to all pregnant women and families with children up to age five in Calhoun, Pocahontas and Webster Counties. This is a free service provided by the Webster County Health Department. Nurses and family support workers can come to your home or an alternate location and provide information on pregnancy, new baby, toddler growth & development, family life skills and help you find available resources based on your family’s needs.

515.573.4107

Webster County Health Department, 723 1st Ave S., Suite 220, Fort Dodge

The Family Nutrition Program is a free program for households with children ages 10 and under and is put on by Iowa State University Extension & Outreach – Webster County. The program provides education on nutrition and healthy eating, food budgeting, saving money at the grocery store, hands-on cooking and food tasting, physical activity and free gifts. Graduates receive certificate and color cookbook. Lessons can be provided in the home. This series also satisfies 16 continuing education credit hours to qualifying childcare providers. Available in Webster and Humboldt Counties.

515.576.2119

217 S 25th St, Ste C12, Fort Dodge

The Iowa Central Community College School Nurse provides health assessments, referrals, food pantry, hygiene supplies, over the counter medications, flu shots and a listening ear for students at Iowa Central Community College.

515.574.1047
800.362.2793

One Triton Circle, AST 116, Fort Dodge

Proteus provides seasonal farm workers and others with a variety of services that improve their health, education and economic opportunities. Proteus has a food pantry and clothing closet that is open every Monday to the general public.

515.573.8225
800.798.8225

107 N 7th St, Fort Dodge

The team of health care professionals at UnityPoint at Home are here to provide services where you are most comfortable. We work with your physician to coordinate your care, whatever your needs–including managing a chronic illness, recovering from an injury or surgery or returning home from a hospital stay. We provide the care, support and education to help you achieve your best level of care in your own home. Our team of Nurses, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapists and Home Health Aides focus on getting and keeping you at your healthiest.

515.574.6416
888.570.1782

802 Kenyon Road, 4 West, Fort Dodge

Our experienced hospice team provides expert care that offers comfort, compassion and dignity for every patient and family. The team consists of the patient’s primary physician, a medical director, nurse, social worker, aide, pharmacist, chaplain, volunteers and others. This team provides service in the patient’s home, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The team coordinates to manage pain and symptoms, assist with the emotional, social and spiritual aspects of the end-of-life experience. Hospice provides necessary medications, medical supplies and equipment and educates family and other caregivers. Short term inpatient care or respite care is provided as needed. Bereavement care and counseling is provided to surviving family members and friends.

515.574.6416
888.570.1782

802 Kenyon Road, 4 West, Fort Dodge

The team of health care professionals at UnityPoint Clinc believer that the needs of the patient come first. By putting patients at the center of everything we do, we work together for a coordinated care approach that guarantees the best outcome for every patient, every time. UnityPoint Clinc offers comprehensive services in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics and a wide variety of specialty services. The team at UnityPoint Clinic focuses on prevention services, including wellness screenings and health education.

515.574.6765 (Clinic Administration)

800 Kenyon Rd, Fort Dodge

UnityPoint Health – Trinity is a licensed 200 bed nonprofit hospital that serves Fort Dodge and surrounding communities. As a designated regional referral center, Trinity offers you and your family a wide range of primary and secondary care services. We employ over 1,000 healthcare professionals, technicians, and employees and boast a medical staff of 65 physicians. Trinity is accredited by DNV Healthcare Inc. and has achieved Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

515.573.3101

802 Kenyon Rd, Fort Dodge

Family Planning Clinic offers quality, confidential health care, including various methods of birth control, STD testing, pregnancy testing, emergency contraceptives, pap test and pelvic exam, reproductive life planning, condoms and referrals. Medical services are provided by a nurse practitioner or doctor trained in family planning health care. Costs for service at WCHD family planning clinics are based on ability to pay, and are often less than at other health centers. There is no income limit for those choosing to access family planning services. Insurance is accepted.

515.573.4107
888.289.3318

110 N 12th St, Fort Dodge

The agency provides home-based services for pregnant women, infants and toddlers and center-based preschool services for 3 and 4 year olds. Services address health, nutrition and language development; social-emotional, physical and cognitive development. Programs support school readiness and family well-being. In providing services, Y.O.U.R., Inc. relies on additional community resource agencies to assist families in moving toward self-sufficiency and to help children reach their full potential. Sensory and development screenings are completed with each child and research-based ongoing assessment tracks their progress.

515.573.2453 ext. 202 Fax: 515.573.2382
888.484.1039

214 S 13th St, Fort Dodge