Carver County Public Health
Carver County Public Health's mission is to engage community partners in mutual efforts to strengthen the health and well-being of Carver County.
Our work revolves around the national public health theme "Prevent. Promote. Protect." focusing on fulfilling the Minnesota Department of Health's Six Areas of Public Health Responsibility:
- Assure an adequate local public health infrastructure
- Promote healthy communities and healthy behaviors
- Prevent the spread of infectious disease
- Protect against environmental health hazards
- Prepare for/respond to disasters, assist communities in recovery
- Assure the quality and accessibility of health services
The Public Health Department of the Public Health & Environment Division oversees the following for Carver County:
All Babies Count universal contact program for parents of newborns
Child & Teen Checkups for ages 0-21 on Medical Assistance or MNCare
Community Health Assessment and Action Planning
Follow Along child development tracking program for ages 0-3
GoCarverGo Active Living Initiative website
Immunization Clinics for uninsured and under-insured residents
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Carver County volunteer program
Office of Aging planning for the increase in residents ages 65+
ReadyCarver emergency preparedness resources website
SHOC: Saving Hearts in Our Communities AED program
Worksite Health Promotion resources to encourage healthy behaviors and reduce healthcare costs
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 9-1-1.
• To report a natural or manmade emergency that may have public health consequences for the community, call Carver County Dispatch at 952-361-1231 or call the Minnesota Department of Health Emergency Operations at 651-201-5735.
• For a poisoning emergency, call the Minnesota Poison Control System at 1-800-222-1222.
For other health concerns, please use the following guidelines:
- • If you are ill, call your healthcare provider.
• If you think you are ill from eating food in a public setting, call the Minnesota Foodborne Illness Hotline at 651-201-5655 or (toll free) 1-800- FOOD ILL.
• 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.
• If you are a physician with an infectious disease issue, call the Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414, anytime. After hours, you will be able to leave a message and the on-call staff will return your call.
If you have a non-emergency question about any type of a public health emergency, call Public Health at 952-361-1329 during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Information and Resources
Take advantage of Public Health's Information and Resources phone line during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Or Email us with your questions or requests for more information about Public Health programs and services, health education and data needs, and to receive assistance connecting to local resources.
Call: 952-361-1329 to speak to a Public Health Nurse
Public Health offers the following: