Health Department

Our Vision

We exist to ensure that people in our community have equitable opportunities and resources to lead healthier, more fulfilling, and longer lives.

Our Mission

We protect people in our community from health hazards, promote healthy behaviors, and prevent disease.

Public Hearing is scheduled at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at the Waterloo Center for the Arts located at 225 Commercial St. , Waterloo, IA. Click on link below to see a copy of the proposed regulation.

Notice of Public Hearing: Regulation on Face Masks

COVID-19 website

During the Coronavirus outbreak, routine public health services are available to the general public through the Black Hawk County Health Department website including online payments. Pre-scheduled appointments are available on a limited basis; walk-in services are not available at this time. Please call 319-291-2413 Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm for information and appointment scheduling.  



Influenza Information & Updates


Surveillance by the Iowa Department of Public Health and Black Hawk County Public Health, and testing by the State Hygienic Laboratory indicate flu activity continues to be widespread in Iowa. The flu season typically peaks in February and can last as late as May. “As long as flu viruses are circulating, it’s not too late to get the vaccine,” said Black County Public Health Director, Dr. Nafissa Cisse Egbuonye.

For more information on the flu, go to:

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✔ Register for Food Safety Manager Class and Test

✔ Apply for a Temporary Food Permit

✔ Apply for a Septic System Permit

The Health Department is located on the 5th Floor of the Pinecrest Building

Quick Links


            Community Health Status Assessment

            Forces of Change Assessment

            Community Themes and Strengths Assessment

            Local Public Health System Assessment