Welcome to the official website for Council Bluffs Department of Public Health. Feel free to browse our section for more information about our department. The department provides health support to the City of Council Bluffs. This includes:
- Animal Control
- Board of Health
- Environmental Health
- Public Health Nursing
- Solid Waste Management
We will respond to public and environmental health issues with innovative solutions. The health of our community is dependent on many factors and we will involve individuals and organizations who will work together toward a vision of shared responsibility for a healthy community.
News & Announcements
Recycling Program of the Year
General Environmental/Public Health Information
- Next Board of Health Meeting – November 1, 2017
- Time: TBD
- City Hall
Conference Room 206 B
209 Pearl St.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
- ANNOUNCEMENT: Iowa DNR is holding meetings Oct. 9 and 10 in western Iowa to discuss chronic wasting disease The meetings are scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Oct. 9, at the AHSTW Community School cafeteria, 768 S. Maple St., in Avoca; 2 p.m., Oct. 10, at United Faith Church, 1975 Hwy. 275, in Sidney; and 6:30 p.m., Oct. 10, in the Green Room at Bass Pro Shops, 2901 Bass Pro Drive, Council Bluffs.
- Click here to visit the Urban Deer Management page.
- Be sure that you know what is required to have a dog or a cat in the City of Council Bluffs by reading about and obtaining dog and cat licenses.
Public Health NursingATTENTION PARENTS: Changes Coming to Next School Year 2017-18
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Bureau of Immunization, has completed the administrative rules process to require meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine for students enrolling in 7th and 12th grades. The administrative rule change was effective January 11, 2017, and will be implemented at the beginning of the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.
The change requires a one-time dose of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine received on or after 10 years of age for applicants in grades 7 and above, if born after September 15, 2004; and 2 doses of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccines for applicants in grade 12, if born after September 15, 1999; or 1 dose if received when applicants are 16 years of age or older.
Questions and Answers: Meningococcal School Requirements 2017-18
Recycling & Solid Waste News
- For more information about recycling, yard waste and solid waste, visit the Solid Waste Management Division.