What types of situations are a public health
A public health hazard is a situation that
endanders the public. Common public health
hazards found in Otter Tail County include:
A. Buildings that are collapsing and are located
in an area where small children might be found.
B. Accumulations of materials inside of a
home such that only a small path is available
C. Dead animals that have not been disposed
D. Infestations with rodents.
E. Accumulations of animal waste inside of
F. Methamphetamine Lab.
If a public health hazard is found on property,
the Public Health Department is required to
issue an abatement order. If the owner of
the real property does not abate the hazard,
the public health department will arrange
for the work to be completed. The cost incurred
will be assessed to the real property and
paid in future years taxes.
How do I know if I am using my car seat
What immunizations does my child need?
Immunizations are not just for children. Adults
need immunizations also. Talk with your health
care provider about getting immunizations
for tetanus boosters, pneumonia, flu and Hepatitis
resources are available for health care if
I cannot afford to pay?
Minnesota has different health programs available
for persons who cannot afford to pay for health
care. Eligibility for these programs is based
upon household income and family size.
Minnesota Senior Drug Program
Tail County Human Services for information or call (218) 998-8150 to request help completing an application.
Where can I get a dental
Apple Tree Dental, Fergus Falls provides care
for persons who are enrolled in public assistance
health plans. Call (877) 998-2218 or (218)
How do I apply for WIC?
services are available for my elderly
Otter Tail County Public Health provides pre-admission
screening for persons entering a nursing home.
Prior to entering a nursing home, a public
health nurse and social worker can determine
if services could safely be provided in the
home or other settings within the community.
Some persons may be eligible for financial
assistance to pay for services in the community.
information - call (218) 998-8320.
First Call for Help 800-257-5463
How do I get rid of persistent head lice?