Meeker County Public Health

MEEKER COUNTY FAMILY SERVICES CENTER AND ALL COUNTY BUILDINGS HAVE LIMITED PUBLIC ACCESS

The public is asked to access services if possible through our web page, via telephone, email, or by appointment.

A drop box is located outside the main entrance to the Family Services Center and may be utilized to deliver documents to any department (please label clearly who the documents are for).

FOR EVERYONE'S WELLNESS
PLEASE CONNECT WITH US BY PHONE FOR AVAILABILITY

MCPH 320-693-5370 ----- WIC 320-693-5379

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION DURING THIS TIME

CDC Quarantine and Isolation Calculator

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Check out CDC's new Quarantine and Isolation Calculator! People who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 or have COVID-19 can use this new CDC tool to determine if they need to isolate, quarantine, or take other steps to prevent spreading COVID-19.

This tool does not apply to cases and close contacts identified in certain settings. For information about isolation and quarantine in high-risk congregate settings and health care settings refer to Recommendations for Specific Settings.

Parents and caregivers with children in K-12 schools or early care and education (ECE) programs should consult the program administrator for specific isolation and quarantine guidance in their school or ECE setting.

MDH isolation and quarantine information:

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Click to read: Health Care Crisis Message from the Director of MCPH


What Prevention Steps to Take Based on Your COVID-19 Community Level?

Below are the steps to take during a  COVID-19 Community 'low' level. Check this CDC link for current county data.
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COVID-19 TEST KITS

Testing is recommended for anyone experiencing Covid like symptoms, those who have had a close contact with someone with COVID-19, or those wanting to test before or after attending a large gathering. Test kits are available through MDH to order click here.

Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and away from others. For further information on what to do if you are sick or test positive visit: MDH COVID-19 home page

NOTE: FDA recently granted a three-month shelf-life extension for the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test. This extended the shelf-life of all tests with expiration dates on or before 2022-09-29 (YYYY-MM-DD) from 6 months to 9 months. For more information or to look up the new expiration date by lot number, visit iHealth Labs Inc. (https://ihealthlabs.com/pages/news#expiration)

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COVID-19 Vaccination

Meeker County Public Health is no longer offering COVID-19 vaccine.Please contact your medical clinic or pharmacy for COVID-19 availability.

Who should get vaccinated: About COVID-19 Vaccine

Children age 6 months to 17 years old are now eligible to get vaccinated. Minnesotans can use the Find Vaccine Locations map to find providers offering vaccine for children.

To access your vaccine record you can now download the app: Docket from the app store.

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Find Your Immunization Records With New Secure Docket App

The Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) is an immunization information system (IIS) that combines a person's immunizations into a single record, even if they were given by different health care providers in the state.

  • Easily access your, or your minor children’s, immunization records through the Docket app. Docket gives Minnesotans with a MIIC record a digital option to securely access their immunization history. Users can see their immunization history, check what vaccines they or their family may be due for, see what vaccines they may need in the future, and share immunization records for health, school, travel, and other purposes.
  • To get started, download the free app by searching "Docket" on the Apple App Store or Google Play, or, go to Docket to download the app.  If you have questions, please reach out to Docket or on Twitter @dockethealthapp. Your mobile phone provider can also provide technical assistance.
  • If you cannot access your or your family’s immunization records through the Docket app, it may be because of incorrect information in MIIC (spelling, other names, old records, missing phone number or email, etc.). Contact your health care provider to update contact information in your MIIC immunization record.

For more information go to: https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/immunize/miic/records.html#1

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Vaccine Connector



The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector is a tool that helps Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Go to Vaccine Connector 

To access your vaccine record download the new secure app:   Docket

COVID-19 VACCINE

For More information about the COVID-19 Vaccine, please visit: 

Spanish COVID-19 VACCINE 

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Boosters and additional doses

  • CDC recommends that people with certain immuno-compromising conditions get an additional dose of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Your third dose should be at least 28 days after your second dose. 
  • Talk to your health care provider about your medical condition and whether getting another dose is right for you
  • For additional information go to:   

   https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine/basics.html#immunocompromised

CORONAVIRUS

COVID-19, commonly referred to as the Novel Coronavirus, is a topic of concern around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States have declared COVID-19 a public health emergency. The situation is being taken very seriously by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Local Public Health (LPH) and Emergency Management (EM). However, the declaration is not an indication of alarm or fear but rather a time to stay informed. Below are credible, accurate sources for up to date information:

For resources regarding masks click here 

Local Resources

Meeker County

Meeker County Resource List  This list was developed by Meeker County Public Health in cooperation with community partners to provide a comprehensive list of resources available to our community members. This list is updated frequently. If you have suggestions for additional resources to be included, please contact Pam Bagley at pam.bagley@co.meeker.mn.us.


Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinics

For complete information on Meeker Memorial’s response to COVID-19, please visit: https://meekermemorial.org/MMH_covid19/

COVID-19 Triage Line: (320) 373-1026

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Schools

For additional information on services Meeker County School Districts are providing including food programs, and childcare, please contact your district of residence.  School districts are providing free lunches for those birth to 18 years of age.  To participate in the food program, please go to the district website to complete online registration or call in advance to arrange service.    





Meeker Area Food Shelves

The Meeker County Food Shelves offer support for those in need of food. Please call the food shelf to arrange an appointment.  

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    Meeker County Resource Guide

                                                              To serve as a guide to assist Meeker    County professionals and families          in accessing needed services

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Good Health Is a Community Effort


The American Red Cross established Meeker County Public Health in 1920. Through the years services have been provided to people across the life span. We continue to work with newborns through the elderly. We actively promote healthy lifestyle choices for individuals and our entire community.
 
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MCPH CARSEAT PROGRAM


DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE PRIMEWEST INSURANCE?


YOU MAY BE ELIGIBILE FOR A FREE CARSEAT
 
CONNECT WITH: 
CATHERINE
320.693.4631 
Rachel
320.693.5357

SHNFP


Supporting Hands Nurse-Family Partnership is a free source of support to eligible first-time moms. Your SHNFP Nurse with be able to provide you with the support you may need to have a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby, and be the best mom you want to be. 

For more information, please visit SHNFP


Emergency Preparedness


Reporting Public Health Emergencies


A public health emergency is anything that causes injuries or illness to a large number of people. 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 Meeker County Dispatch at 320-693-5400. 

Reporting for Physicians


For diseases that require immediate reporting, please visit  Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Prevention and Control Division  or call at 651-201-5414 or 877-676-5414.