Duties & Responsibilities
The mission and purpose of Nicollet County Public Health is to promote, protect, and preserve the health of county residents by offering:
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.
April is Autism Awareness Month
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and early diagnosis/intervention and access to appropriate services/supports lead to significantly improved outcomes.
*information taken from the autism organization website at https://www.autism-society.org/what-is/