Franklin County Public Health

Your Nurses live and work in your community. They believe individuals and families have the right to make informed decisions regarding their health care and independence, selecting the Agency of your choice. Anyone may make a Referral.

We proudly serve the following communities:
Ackley, Alden, Alexander, Aredale, Bradford, Chapin, Coulter, Dows, Dumont, Geneva, Hampton, Hansell, Iowa Falls, Latimer, and all rural areas in between.

Why is home health care important? Because it may be the best type of care for you. Advantages of home health care include:

  • Privacy - personal care in your own home
  • Convenience - no transportation problems, less disruption of schedules
  • Comfort - there's no place like home
  • Shorter Recovery Time - in general, people recover more quickly at home
  • Lower Cost - often much lower than care in a hospital or long-term facility


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Home Health Care (Certified)

Public Health Services

Community Services

  • Community Health Education
  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
  • Case Management Services
  • Communicable Disease

Public Health Staff List

Board of Health

Franklin County Board of Health is the governing body. Programs are non-profit with reimbursements from Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, Veterans Affairs, Iowa Department of Public Health, Elderbridge Agency on Aging, waiver's, grants, local tax money, client fees, and donations. NO ONE IS REFUSED SERVICE DUE TO INABILITY TO PAY.



The agency does not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual preference, handicap, or age in the admission, access to, in the operation of, or employment for its services, programs, and activities. All clients, regardless of disease or disability, will be evaluated in accordance with admission criteria.

Public Health
Contact Information

1600 Central Ave. East
Hampton, Iowa 50441
Location Map

Phone: 641-456-5820
Fax: 641-456-5834

Office Hours:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday

Nurse on Call
24 hours / 7 days a week

Administrator/Home Care
RN/Tuberculosis Nurse
Christa Wiarda, RN

Assistant Administrator
Jenni Swart, RN

Linda Hamman, RN
Jeanne Wogen, RN
Ashley Claussen, RN
Ashley Roberts, RN
Jennifer Marsh, RN
Marilyn Knoll
Dee Carr
Veronica Guerrero
Heather Holm
Dan Tilkes, Sanitarian