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Cerro Gordo county health department announces permanent location

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health will be relocating permanently to 2570 4th Street SW, Mason City, next door to Hobby Lobby on Hwy. 122. The Health Department was previously housed in the Mohawk Square building that suffered a roof collapse in May after a weekend of severe storms. Since the roof collapse, Public Health services have been provided from a temporary location at the Community Health Center and through various mobile outreach methods.

The Health Department will open for business in their new location on Monday, August 5, 2019.Their immunization clinic and STD/HIV testing clinic will be closed on Thursday, August 1st and Friday, August 2nd to complete the move.

“There are no words to convey our level of gratitude to the Community Health Center and the Law Enforcement Center for allowing us to use space in their buildings to provide our services,” stated Kara Ruge, Marketing and Public Information Officer for the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health. “We are very thankful to have such great community partners willing to open their doors in our time of need.”

“We are excited to announce our new location,” said Brian Hanft, Director of Public Health. “We appreciate the public’s ongoing support, flexibility, and patience during this transition. We are thrilled to have a new place to call ‘home’.”

The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health can be reached at 641-421-9300 or at For home care questions, please call 641-425-2514.

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