Public Health

Duties & Responsibilities


The mission and purpose of Nicollet County Public Health is to promote, protect, and preserve the health of county residents by offering:
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Public Health Education


The public is invited to contact Public Health to learn more about:
  • Promoting healthy communities and healthy behaviors
  • Preventing the spread of infectious disease
  • Preparing for and responding to disasters and assisting communities in recovery
  • Assuring the quality and accessibility of healthy services
  • Maintaining an adequate local public health infrastructure

Reporting Health Illnesses & Emergencies


If you are ill, contact your health care provider. To report an emergency, call 911.

Reporting Natural or Man-Made Emergencies


To report a natural or man-made emergency that may have serious public health consequences for the community, call the Minnesota Department of Health Emergency Operations at 651-201-5735.
 

Reporting Infectious Diseases


Physicians reporting an infectious diseases, call 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414.

Reporting Foodborne Illness


To report a Foodborne Illness call the Brown-Nicollet Environmental Health office at: 
507-934-4140 or the Minnesota Foodborne Illness Hotline at 1-877-366-3455.






MARCH is TB Awareness Month!

Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
There are two phases: latent infection and active disease.
Active TB disease most often affects the lungs, but can involve any part of the body.

TB is transmitted through the air;
extended close contact with someone with infectious
TB disease is typically required for TB to spread.

The MDH TB Prevention and Control Program collaborates with clinicians and
local health departments to ensure that persons with
TB receive effective and timely treatment and that contact
investigations are performed to minimize the spread of TB.


For more information visit the Minnesota Department of Health Website
at

http://www.health.state.mn.us



quoted from the MDH website