Community Health Guidelines

Nobles County, Minnesota

   Nobles County Mission

In cooperation with our citizens, we improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities by fostering a healthy economy and environment in Nobles County.

Nobles County Community Health Services

318 Ninth St.
PO Box 189
Worthington, MN 56187

For appointments for WIC, Immunizations, and Refugee Health please call:

(507) 295-5360(p)
(507) 372-5094 (f)

Phone Contact Process

If this is an emergency, call 911.

  • If you are ill, call your health care provider.
  • For a poisoning emergency, call the Minnesota Poison Control System at 1-800-222-1222.
  • During business hours, to reach the Minnesota Department of Health, call 651-201-5000 or 1-888-345-0823, or for TTY: 651-201-5797
  • If you are a physician calling about an infectious disease, please call 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414, anytime.
  • To report a natural or manmade emergency that may have serious public health consequences for the community, call the local public health office at 507-295-5213.

Nobles County Budget Online


Board of Appeal and Equalization - Agenda

CHS Planning Guidelines for Local Public Health

The Community Health Services in Minnesota has identified the following as Key Indicators and Performance Measures to gauge how well we are doing at the local level.

Medical Staff Group Photo

  1. Assure an Adequate Local Public Health Infrastructure

    1. Contains components that are required by law for Community Health Boards and prevents the deterioration of the Public Health infrastructure.
  2. Promote Healthy Community and Health Behavior

    1. Applied to behaviors including physical activity, overweight and obesity, tobacco use, alcohol and substance abuse, mental health, unintended and intended pregnancy issues, child and adolescent growth and development, disability and decreased independence, and injury and violence.
  3. Prevent the Spread of Infectious Disease

    1. Focus on infectious diseases that are spread person to person. Contains activities of detecting acute and communicable diseases, developing and implementing prevention of disease transmission, and implementing control measure during outbreaks.
  4. Protect Against Environmental Health Hazards

    1. Addresses aspects of the environment that pose risks to human health, but does not include injuries. Include activities that identify and mitigate environmental risks at the source and includes asbestos, lead, radon, radioactivity and radiation, ground/surface water and wells, food borne and waterborne diseases, air contamination, Public Health nuisances, and occupational diseases.
  5. Prepare for and Respond to Disasters, and Assist Communities in Recovery

    1. Activities that prepare Public Health to respond to disasters and assist communities in responding to and recovering from disasters.
  6. Assure the Quality and Accessibility of Health Services

    1. Assesses health care capacity and access to health care, identifies and fills health care gaps and links people to needed services for all citizens with their population.