The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health works to optimize the health of all people in Cerro Gordo County.
We will be the leader in making Cerro Gordo County the healthiest county in Iowa.
We believe in human dignity, respect for individuals, promotion of wellness and personal safety, protection of the environment, prevention of disease and access to quality health services.
The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is located in Mason City, Iowa, in North Central Iowa. We are approximately two hours south of Minneapolis/St. Paul and two hours north of Des Moines, the Iowa state capitol. Mason City’s population is about 29,000. Cerro Gordo County’s population is about 46,400. The majority of our coverage area is considered rural.
You can find our office at 22 N. Georgia Avenue in Mason City. We are located on the third floor of Mohawk Square, a large brick building that once served as the Mason City High School. Mohawk Square is located across the street from the Mason City Police Department in downtown Mason City.
Trying to find Public Health? Use this map of downtown Mason City.
The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health, created in 1990, is governed by a five member board. Board of Health members are appointed by the Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors. The health department is organized into six service sections, which provide a variety of essential services to the community. The Department has an overall budget of $3.8 million, of which 30 percent is local tax dollars. We have a staff of 42 people who provide more than 50 various programs to county residents.