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:
507-934-7089 or the Minnesota Foodborne Illness Hotline at 1-877-366-3455.
· Drive Safely in the Snow
Driving in the winter means changes in the way you drive. Snow, sleet and ice can lead to hazardous road conditions.
· Avoid Strain while Shoveling
Shoveling snow is a major winter activity in many parts of the United States. Taking a few precautions can help you prevent unnecessary pain and suffering.
Use first aid to help someone who may have hypothermia or frostbite.
· Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon monoxide detectors save lives, but less than one-third of American homes have one installed. with December and January at the peak of CO poisonings, be sure to follow tips like these:
· Replace the battery for your home’s CO detector each spring and fall
· Do not heat your home with a gas range or oven
· Never run a car or truck inside an attached garage
Information taken from National Safety Council January 2018