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Christine Estle

Office Hours:

Mon-Thurs 7:30am - Noon / 1pm - 4:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 1pm

Phone / Fax:

Phone: (641) 472-5929
Fax: (641) 472-3189


200 West Briggs Ave.
Fairfield, Iowa 52556

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Jefferson County Public Health Department


JCPH StaffIt is the mission of Jefferson County Public Health to promote the mental, physical, & social well-being of all residents of Jefferson County while preventing illness & the spread of disease.

The Jefferson County Board of Health supports the World Health Organization’s definition of health as follows: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, & social well-being & not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.”

What We Do

JCPH Services:

  • Schedule & provide immunizations
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Head & lice checks
  • Care seat inspections
  • Communicable disease follow-up
  • Emergency planning & preparedness
  • Provide free condoms (for disease prevention)
  • Educational programs provided free of charge
  • Provide consultations & assistance to child care programs
  • Tuberculosis testing & medication monitoring

NOT JCPH Services:

  • Animal bites (641) 472-2561
  • Lead testing
  • Covid testing (641) 472-4156
  • Bloodwork (641) 472-4156
  • Radon testing
  • Food illness complaints 1(844)469-2742
  • Home inspections (641)472-6193
  • Tattoo/tanning inspections (61)472-2561
  • Waste water testing (641)472-2561
  • Septic time of transfer (641)472-2561
  • WIC services (641)682-8784

What is Public Health

According to the American Public Health Association, “public health promotes & protects the health of people & the communities where they live, work & play. While a doctor [or nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant] treats people who are sick, those of us working in public health try to prevent people from getting sick or injured in the first place. We also promote wellness by encouraging healthy behaviors.” Public health is wide reaching, and probably affects more of your life than you think! While the pandemic had placed more attention on public health, much of what we do happens in the background.

Core Functions

Jefferson County Public Health is committed to protecting & promoting the health of residents of Jefferson County. Our core functions include:

  • Communicable disease follow-up
  • Emergency preparedness in the county
  • Health education & the promotion of wellness
  • Childhood immunizations
  • Advocate for child health & safety
  • Performing Jefferson County’s CHA-CHIP
Essential Public Health Services

Resource & Form Downloads

2023 Community Health Improvement PlanDownload
Tick & Pest Sample CollectionDownload
School Immunization FormsDownload
JC Public Health Resource DirectoryDownload
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Notice: County Courthouse Offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of Memorial Day.

Temporary Polling Location Change: Fairfield 2nd Ward will vote at the County Engineer's Office, 901 N 8th St., Fairfield effective for the June 4, 2024 Primary Election.