agency phone: 320-864-3185
agency fax: 320-864-1484
McLeod County Public Health Department's Mission is to protect the health of the community, promote a healthy community for future generations and to provide public health nursing services in accordance with the highest standards of professional practice.
The Department's mission for employees is to create and strive to continuously improve a work environment that will empower all employees to fulfill the mission of public health nursing through enhanced communication, decision making, planning and implementation.
McLeod County Public Health offers many services to meet the health needs of area residents. These services are provided in clinic settings, school settings and in the homes of resident clients. The payment sources for these services includes third party reimbursement, grant funds and a sliding fee.
All eligible persons shall have equal access to the programs, facilities and employment of this agency, without regard to race, creed, economic status, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental handicap.
Access Phone Lines:
from Winsted use: 320-395-2568
from Hutchinson use: 320-484-4399
from Stewart use: 320-328-4413
Report Public Health Emergencies: A public health emergency is anything that causes, or could cause injuries or illness to a large number of people. Please use the following guidelines to determine how to respond
If this is an emergency, call 911.
To report a natural or man-made emergency that may have public health consequences for the community, call McLeod County Dispatch at 320-864-3134.
For a poisoning emergency, call the Minnesota Poison Control System at 1-800-222-1222.
If you think you are ill from eating food in a public setting, call the Minnesota Foodborne Illness Hotline at 1-877-FOOD-ILL (1-877-366-3455).
If you have had physical contact with a bat, call your healthcare provider. If you find a bat in your home, capture it. Wait until regular business hours to call the Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-5414 for advice.
Physicians: For diseases that require immediate reporting, please call the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division at: 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414
How to Report a Disease
MDH Emergency Operations "after hours" number: 651-201-5735