Clay County Public Health

Clay County Public Health works in partnership with agencies in Clay County and the Iowa Department of Health & Human Services to prevent the spread of disease and injuries, protect against environmental hazards, promote healthy behaviors, and prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. Spencer Hospital has served as the administrator for Clay County Public Health since the 1980s.

The Clay County Public Health office is located on the second floor of the Spencer Medical Arts Building, just south of Spencer Hospital. Please contact Clay County Public Health at (712) 264-6380 for any of the services listed below and follow the links to learn more about each service area.


  • Childhood Immunization Clinic – Immunization clinics are offered weekly for infants and children through age 18
  • Best Care for Better Babies & Children – These home visitation programs serve pregnant women and parents with children from 0-5 years old. Home visits provide one-on-one time with parents and help increase their knowledge of their children’s health and development
  • I-Smile Dental Home Program - Dental screenings, fluoride applications, dentist referrals, and education are provided by our nurses for children under five.
  • Child Car Seat Safety Program - Call for any questions or to schedule a Car Seat Check
  • Communicable Disease Surveillance, Follow-Up, and Outbreak Investigation
  • Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan



  • Blood Pressure Clinic – Knowing your blood pressure and actively managing it is one of the keys to good health. A free blood pressure screening is offered weekly
  • Free Blood Pressure Monitor Loan Programs - through public libraries. For more information, please call Clay County Public Health
  • Health Education for the Community


  • Emergency Preparedness and Response