Programs & Services

Best Care for Better Babies & Children

Best Care for Better Babies & Children serves pregnant women and their families with infants 0-1 year of age, and children 1 to 5 years of age. The Best Care for Better Babies nurses are specially trained in the areas of prenatal and postpartum care, physical and developmental milestones for babies and toddlers, breastfeeding support and nutritional guidance, and resource networking.

Immunization Program

The goal of the immunization program is to reduce or eliminate the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases by working in conjunction with the public and private health care providers throughout our area. O’Brien County Public Health offers FREE vaccines to children (0-18 years) who meet the qualifications of the VFC program (Vaccine for Children). We accept private pay and insurance for vaccinations to the public.


O’Brien County Public Health provides dental screenings, dental sealants, fluoride varnish, and oral health education for elementary and middle school students in coordination with Cherokee County Public Health.

Caring for Kindergarten

The Caring for Kindergarten program is a wonderful way to educate children on the importance of eating nutritious foods. We provide kindergarten classes with interactive presentations where we introduce various fruits and vegetables and teach on their nutritious value.

Foot Care & Blood Pressure Screenings

O’Brien County Public Health offers foot care and blood pressure screening to members of the community at the O’Brien County Public Health office - 155 S Hayes Ave, Primghar, IA 51245 and at Willoway Complex.

Resource Directory

Our comprehensive resource directory provides contact information for hundreds of public health related resources.