Ringgold County Hospital is your partner in health and wellness. We are engaging the community by forming public health partnerships with other organizations to positively impact population health. These partnerships allow organizations to take advantage of new resources, plan optimal transition of care and collaborate for the best patient outcomes.

“We know that, to impact health, it is about the person’s environment, healthy behaviors, preventative care and access to resources. It’s much more than actual medical care, and we need to continue to broaden our thinking of who we partner with to get to those things for our community population,” says Heather McLain, RN at Ringgold County Hospital.

Community Resources

Business & Economic Development

Agriculture

USDA Farm Services Agency
1201 East South Street
Mt Ayr IA 50854-2232
(641) 464-2251

USDA Rural Development
909 East 2nd Avenue
Indianola, IA 50125
(515) 961-5365

Business

Mount Ayr Chamber of Commerce & Ringgold County Development Corporation
117 South Fillmore Street
Mt. Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3704
www.mountayriowa.org

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
1501 W. Townline Street Creston, IA 50801
(800) 247-4023 ext. 483    
www.iowasbdc.org

Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG)
101 E. Montgomery Street
PO Box 102
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-8491
www.sicog.com

Iowa Workforce Development
215 N. Elm Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-2119
www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov

Children, Youth & Family Services

Child Care Resource & Referral
220 West Montgomery Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-8649
(800) 945-9778
www.iowaccrr.org

Childcare Centers

Tina’s Tots Daycare
Located in the school
403 West 2nd Street
Diagonal, IA 50845
641-734-5331
www.diagonal.k12.ia.us

Family Resource Center
302 North Lincoln Street
Mt. Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3385

Family Support  
Child Support Recovery
1103 S. Sumner Street
Creston, IA 50801
(866) 219-9120
www.childsupport.ia.gov

Children and Families of Iowa (CFI)
105 E. McLane Street, Suite 400
Osceola 50213
(641) 342-3444
www.cfiowa.org

Department of Human Services
109 South Main Street
Osceola, IA 50213
Child Protection Services – (641) 342-6516 ext. 2232
Income Maintenance – (641) 342-6516 ext. 2244
Child Abuse Hotline – (800) 362-2178
www.dhs.state.ia.us

Family Development & Self-Sufficiency Program (FaDSS)
MATURA
207B North Elm Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-8431 ext. 217
www.maturacommunityaction.com

Ringgold County MATURA Outreach Center
202 North Taylor Street
Mt. Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2401
www.maturacommunityaction.com

Ringgold County Supportive Services
507 South Henderson Street
Mt. Ayr IA 50854
(641) 464-2067

Rural Family Therapy Services
505 East Taylor Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-7212 Creston Office
(641) 347-5060 Afton Office

Parent Education

Children in the Middle
Southwestern Community College
1501 West Townline Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-1441 or (800) 247-4023 x441
www.swcciowa.edu

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach
101 North Polk Street
Mt. Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3333
www.extension.iastate.edu/ringgold

Parents as Teachers
119 South Fillmore Street
Mt. Ayr IA 50854
(641) 464-0691

Churches & Spiritual Services

Diagonal

Diagonal United Church
400 Adams Street
Diagonal, IA 50845
(641) 734-5704

Mount Ayr

Christian Church
201 W. Monroe Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3340

Church of Jesus Christ
2320 State Highway 2
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3435

Free Methodist Church
103 N. Tyler Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2767

First United Methodist Church
303 W. Madison Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3636

Mount Ayr Assembly of God
1605 W. South Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3113

Regular Baptist Church
1009 E. South Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3293

St. Joseph Catholic Church
100 N. Polk Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2826

The Lighthouse
1930 228th Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3323

Trinity Lutheran Church
1111 E. South Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-8001 or (641) 782-5095

United Baptist Presbyterian Church
2343 US Highway 169
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2127

Redding

Methodist Church
Redding, IA 50860
(641) 767-5341

Tingley

Tingley United Methodist Church
303 N. Jefferson Street
Tingley, IA 50863
(641) 772-4757

Education

Diagonal Community School District
403 W. 2nd Street
Diagonal, IA 50845
(641) 734-5531
www.diagonal.k12.ia.us

Green Hills Area Education Agency
257 Swan Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-8443 or (844) 366-0503
www.ghaea.org

Mount Ayr Community Schools
1001 E. Columbus Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-0500
www.mtayrschools.org

Preschool
Diagonal Community School
403 West 2nd Street
Diagonal, IA 50845
(641) 734-5331

Family Resource Center Preschool
302 North Lincoln Street
Mt. Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3385

Ringgold County Head Start
302 North Lincoln Street
Mt. Ayr IA 50854
(641) 464-3107 or (641) 782-6201

Elementary Education
Diagonal Community School
403 West 2nd Street
Diagonal, IA 50845
641-734-5331

Mt. Ayr Elementary School
607 East Jefferson Street
Mt. Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-0539

Middle School
Diagonal Community School
403 West 2nd Street
Diagonal, IA 50845
(641) 734-5331

Mt. Ayr Middle School
1001 East Columbus Street
Mt. Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-0512

High School
Diagonal Community School
403 West 2nd Street
Diagonal, IA 50845
(641) 734-5331

Mt. Ayr High School
1001 East Columbus Street
Mt. Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-0512

Secondary Education
Buena Vista University – Creston Center
1501 West Townline Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-6113 or (800) 556-7151
www.bvu.com

Graceland University
1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140
(641) 784-5000
www.graceland.edu

Southwestern Community College
1501 West Townline Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-7081 or (800) 247-4023
www.swcciowa.edu

Osceola Center
2520 College Drive
Osceola, IA 50213
(641) 342-3531 or (800) 247-4023

Emergency & Crisis

Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center
1510 Greene Street
Adel, IA 50003
(515) 993-4095
(800) 400-4884 24 Hour Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline

Fire & Rescue
Clearfield Fire Department
411 3rd Street
Clearfield, IA 50840
(641) 336-2479

Diagonal Fire Department
103 South Broadway Street
Diagonal, IA 50845

Ellston Fire Department
100 East Main Street
Ellston, IA 50074

Kellerton Fire Department
PO Box 157
Kellerton, IA 50133
(641) 783-2321

Mt. Ayr Fire Department
201 East Madison Street
Mt. Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2402

Tingley Fire Department
RR1 Box 79B
Tingley, IA 50863
(641) 772-4213

Law Enforcement
Iowa State Patrol Office
1619 Truro Pavement
Osceola, IA 50213
(641) 342-2108
www.dps.state.ia.us

Ringgold County Sheriff
801 West South Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3921
www.ringgoldcounty.us

Employment Services

Advance Services,Inc.
302 E. Taylor Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-3300
www.advanceservices.com

Career Services
Southwestern Community College
1501 W. Townline Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-1573

Elite Staffing
100 E. Taylor Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-2565
www.elitestaffinginc.com

Grapevine Staffing
100 E. Taylor Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-2225
www.grapevinestaffing.com

Iowa Workforce Development
215 North Elm Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-2119
www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov

Transitional Alliance Program
1001 E. Columbus Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-0500 or (641) 464-2480

Financial Services


Treasurer of the State of Iowa
http://www.treasurer.state.ia.us/for_citizens/financial_literacy/

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/family-finances-families

Financial Assistance
Department of Human Services
109 South Main Street
Osceola, IA 50213
Income Maintenance – (641) 342-6516 ext. 2244
www.dhs.state.ia.us

Ringgold County General Assistance
119 S. Fillmore Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-0691

Ringgold County MATURA Outreach Center
202 North Taylor Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2401
www.maturacommunityaction.com

Food Services

Food Assistance
Department of Human Services
109 South Main Street
Osceola, IA 50213
Income Maintenance – (641) 342-6516 ext. 2244
www.dhs.state.ia.us

Woman, Infant, & Children Program (WIC)
MATURA
210 Russell Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 202-7114
www.maturacommunityaction.com

Food Pantries
Ringgold County MATURA Outreach Center
202 North Taylor Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2401
www.maturacommunityaction.com

Kellerton Food Pantry
201 W. Main Street
Kellerton, IA 50854
(641) 783-2583

Meal Sites
Mount Ayr Congregate Meal Site
Trinity Lutheran Church
1111 E. South Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2190

Tingley Congregate Meal Site
Tingley Community Center
111 West Main Street
Tingley, IA 50863
(641) 772-4499

Government & Legal

Social Security Administration
906 East Taylor Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-2779 or (866) 613-2827
TTY (641) 782-8072
www.ssa.org

City Offices
Clearfield City Hall
401 Broadway Street
Clearfield, IA 50840
(641) 336-2479

Diagonal City Hall
308 Broadway Street
Diagonal, IA 50845
(641) 734-5491

Kellerton City Hall
108 Decatur Street
Kellerton, IA 50133
(641) 783-2321

Mt. Ayr City Hall
200 S. Taylor Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2402

County Offices
Ringgold County Courthouse Offices
109 West Madison Street
Mt. Ayr, IA 50854
Assessor (641) 464-3233
Attorney (641) 464-3235
Auditor (641) 464-3239
Clerk (641) 464-3234
Recorder (641) 464-3231
Supervisors (641) 464-3244
Treasurer (Driver’s License) (641) 464-3239
www.ringgoldcounty.us

Ringgold County Conservation
2205 210th Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2787

Ringgold County Department of Human Services
109 West Madison Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 342-6516 ext. 2232
Office open by appointment only

Ringgold County Emergency Management
109 West Madison Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3344

Ringgold County Engineer
707 S. Henderson Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3232

Ringgold County Public Health
119 S. Fillmore Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-0691

Ringgold County Sheriff
801 West South Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3921
www.ringgoldcounty.us

Ringgold County Veteran’s Affairs
109 West Madison Street
Mt. Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2397

Legal Offices
Juvenile Court Services
211 B North Elm Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-2519

Legal Aid of Iowa
1111 9th Street, Suite 230
Des Moines, IA 50314
(800) 532-1275
www.iowalegalaid.org

Ringgold County Attorney
109 W. Madison Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3235

Healthcare

Affordable Care Act
Health Insurance Marketplace
Dept. of Health and Human Services
465 Industrial Blvd.
London, KY 40750-0001
(800) 318-2596
www.healthcare.gov
State of Iowa
(800) 987-6810
www.healthinsurance.org/iowa/

Chiropractic
Hemann Chiropractic
201 W. South Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2000

Tingley Chiropractic Center
102 Jefferson Street
Tingley, IA 50836
(641) 772-4318

Dental
Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa
302 N.W. 14th Street
Leon, IA 50144
(641) 446-2383
www.chcsi.org

I-Smile
MATURA
207B North Elm Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 202-7114
www.maturacommunityaction.com

Health Care Assistance
Department of Human Services
109 South Main Street
Osceola, IA 50213
Income Maintenance – (641) 342-6516 ext. 2244
www.dhs.state.ia.us

Ringgold County General Assistance
119 S. Fillmore Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-0691

Home Health Care Supplies
Apria Home Health Care
701 W. Townline Street, Suite B
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-6892

Hammer Medical Supply
609 West Taylor Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-7995

Jackson Medical Supply
200 North Main Street, Suite C
Leon, IA 50144
(641) 446-8033 or (866) 446-8033

Home Health Care
Nurses on Call
500 E. Taylor Street, Suite B
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-4549

Ringgold County Public Health
119 S. Fillmore Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-0691

Hospice
HCI Hospice Care Services of Southern Iowa
107 South Fillmore Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854-1823
(641) 464-2088 or (888) 464-7222
www.hospiceofcentraliowa.org

Hospitals & Clinics
Child Health Specialty Clinics
904 East Taylor Street, Suite B
Creston, Iowa 50801
(641) 782-9500
www.chsciowa.org

Ringgold County Hospital
504 N. Cleveland Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3226

Mount Ayr Medical Clinic
504 N. Cleveland Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-4470

Family Physicians – Crain medical Clinic
207 North Taylor Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3911

Immunization Clinic
Ringgold County Public Health
119 S. Fillmore Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-0691

Maternal Health
Maternal health Program (MCH)
MATURA
207B North Elm Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-8431

Women Infants and children (WIC)
MATURA
210 Russell Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-8431 or (641) 202-7114

Nursing Homes & Assisted Living
Clearview Home
406 W. Washington Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2240 or (641) 464-2249

Clearview Home
202 Jefferson Street
Clearfield IA 50840
(641) 336-2333

Clearview Estates
500 W. Columbus Street
Mount Ayr IA, 50845
(641) 464-0651

Mt. Ayr Health care Center and Maple ridge Assisted Living
1504 E South Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3204

Pharmacy
ShopKo Pharmacy
201 North Fillmore Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641)464-4527

Vision
Family Vision Center
Family Vision Center
102 N. Fillmore Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2813

Housing Services

Housing Assistance
Ringgold County General Assistance
119 S. Fillmore Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-0691

Ringgold County MATURA Outreach Center
202 North Taylor Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2401
www.maturacommunityaction.com

Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG)
101 East Montgomery Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-8491
www.sicog.com

Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority (SIRHA)
219 North Pine Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-8585
www.sirha-iowa.org

USDA Rural Development
909 East 2nd Avenue, Suite C
Indianola, IA 50125
(515) 961-7473
www.rurdev.usda.gov/IA_Home.html

Household Items & Clothing
Open Closet – Mount Ayr Assembly of God
1605 W. South Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3113

Senior Housing
Clearview Estates
500 W. Columbus Street
Mount Ayr IA, 50845
(641) 464-0651

Maple Ridge Assisted Living
1504 E. South Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3204

Utilities
Alliant Energy
1-800-255-4268
1-877-740-5050 Outage
1-800-822-4348 Emergency
www.alliantenergy.com

Mount Ayr City Waterworks
200 South Taylor Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2604

Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative
1502 West South Street
Mt Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2244
www.swiarec.coopwebbuilder.com

Southern Iowa Rural Water Association (SIRWA)
1391 190th Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-5744
www.sirwa.org

Utility Assistance
Ringgold County General Assistance
119 S. Fillmore Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-0691

LIHEAP & Weatherization Assistance
Ringgold County MATURA Outreach Center
202 North Taylor Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2401
www.maturacommunityaction.com

Waste Services
City of Mount Ayr
200 S. Taylor Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2402

Waste Management
710 East Monroe Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-6707 or (800) 622-8224
www.wm.com

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

Mental Health
Children & Families of Iowa
105 East McLane Street, Suite 400
Osceola, IA 50213
(641) 342-3444 or (800) 452-0007
www.cfiowa.org

CROSS Mental Health Crisis Hotline
(844) 430-8520

Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa
302 NE 14th Street
Leon, IA 50144
(641) 446-2383
www.chcsi.org

Crossroads Behavioral Health Services
820 North Main Street
Osceola, IA 50213
(641) 342-4888
www.crossroadscreston.com

Mosaic family Counseling Center
United Baptist Presbyterian Church
2343 US Highway 169
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 781-0082

New Horizons Family Enhancement Services
220 North Douglas Street
Afton, IA 50830
(641) 347-8010
www.newhorizonsfec.com

Rural Family Therapy Services
505 East Taylor Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-7212 Creston Office
(641) 347-5060 Afton Office

Senior Life Solutions
Ringgold County Hospital
504 N. Cleaveland Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-4468

Substance Abuse
Community Health Center of Southern Iowa
302 NE 14th Street
Leon, IA 50144
(641) 446-2383
www.chcsi.org

Crossroads Behavioral Health Services
1003 Cottonwood Road
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-8457
www.crossroadscreston.com

Osceola Office
820 North Main Street
Osceola, IA 50213
(641) 342-4888

Tobacco Prevention
Page County Public Health
112 E. Main Street
Clarinda, IA 51632
(712) 850-1211

Zion Recovery Services, Inc.
1500 E 10th Street
Atlantic, Iowa 50022
(712) 243-5091

Recreation

Diagonal Printing Museum
1st Street
Diagonal, IA 50845
(641) 734-5440

Ellston Museum & Pioneer Village
Main Street
Ellston, IA 50074
(641) 772-4984

Mount Ayr Restored Depot
North Taylor Street
Mounty Ayr, IA 50854

Ramsey Farm
2285 270th Avenue
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 414-8550
www.lesanvilleinn.com

Lucky Lanes
110 S. Taylor Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-9005

Princess Theater
101 West Monroe Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2466
www.theprincessmtayr.com

Ringgold County Tourism
117 S. Fillmore Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3704

Outdoor Recreation
Boone Woods
1238 322nd Street
Redding, IA 50860

Don & Connie Huff Wildlife Area
2283 180th Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

Fife’s Grove
2120 220th Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

Judge Lewis Recreational park
Ringgold Street & South Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

Kokesh Recreation Area
1743 170th Avenue
Diagonal, IA 50845

Poe Hollow Park & Trailway
2434 State Highway 2
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

Sun Valley Lake
3186 Big Bend Road
Ellston, IA 50074
(641) 772-4372

Libraries
Mt. Ayr Public Library
121 West Monroe Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2159

Youth Organizations
Boy Scouts Trailblazers District
12401 West Maple Road
Omaha, NE 68164
(402) 431-9272
www.beascout.scouting.org

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
10715 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322
515-278-2881 or 800-342-8389
www.girlscoutsiowa.org

Ringgold County 4-H
101 North Polk Street
Mt. Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3333
www.extension.iastate.edu/ringgold

Senior Services

Connections Area Agency on Aging
109 N. Elm Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-4040 or (800) 432-9209
www.connectionsaaa.org

Experience Works
215 North Elm Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-2119 Ext. 31
www.experienceworks.org

Retired Iowans Employment Program (RICEP)
215 North Elm Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-2119
www.iowaworkforce.org

Ringgold County Senior Activity Center
110 N. Taylor Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-0577‎

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
Ringgold County Hospital
504 N Cleveland Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3226
www.therightcalliowa.gov

Senior Life Solutions
Ringgold County Hospital
504 N. Cleveland
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-4468

Social Security Administration
906 East Taylor Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-2779 or (866) 613-2827
TTY (641) 782-8072
www.ssa.org

Special Needs

Innovative Industries
215 North Walnut Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-8495
www.innovative-industries.org

Iowa Compass
100 Hawkins Drive, Suite 295
Iowa City, IA 52242
(800) 779-2001

Iowa Focus
906 North Sumner Avenue
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-4478
www.iowafocus.com

Iowa Protection and Advocacy Services
950 Office Park Road, #221
West Des Moines, IA
(515) 278-2502 or (800) 779-2502
www.disabilityrightsiowa.org

Ringgold County Supportive Services
507 South Henderson Street
Mt. Ayr IA 50854
(641) 464-2067

Transportation

Amtrak
118 W. Adams Street
Creston, IA 50801
(800) 872-7245
www.amtrak.com

Jefferson Bus Lines
Pilot Travel Center
2010 West Clay Street
Osceola, IA 50213
(800) 451-5333
www.jeffersonlines.com

Southern Iowa Trolley
215 East Montgomery Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-6571 or (866) 782-6571
www.southerniowatrolley.org

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Center of Southern Iowa
1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140
(641) 784-5401
vcsi@graceland.edu

AmeriCorps Youth Launch
1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140
(641) 784-5495
http://www.graceland.edu/americorps/

Youth Launch Leaders
1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140
(641) 784-5401
http://www.graceland.edu/YLL

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140
(641) 784-540

Information & Referral Help Lines


Emergency     911

Agency Information and Referral Search     211

Affordable Health Care
(800) 318-2596
www.healthcare.gov

Bets Off Gambling Hotline
(800) 238-7633
www.1800betsoff.org

Better Business Bureau
(800) 222-1600
www.bbb.org

Child and Dependent Abuse
(800) 362-2178
www.dhs.state.ia.us

Deaf Iowans Against Abuse
TTY (877) 244-0875
Cell to Cell TXT (515) 770-3063

Deaf Services of Iowa
(888) 221-3724
www.deafservices.iowa.gov

Do Not Call List
(888) 382-1222

Iowa Department on Aging
(800) 532-3213
www.iowaaging.gov

Iowa Attorney General
Consumer Protection (888) 777-4590
Crime Victim Assistance (800) 373-5044
www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov

Iowa Compass
Disabilities Resources (800) 779-2001
TTY (800) 735-2942
www.iowacompass.org

Iowa Concern Hotline
Resource Information (800) 447-1985
www.extension.iastate.edu/iowaconcern

Iowa Department of the Blind
(800) 362-2587
www.blind.state.ia.us

Iowa Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 942-0333

Iowa Healthy Families
(800) 369-2229

Iowa Legal Aid
(800) 532-1275
60 & Older
www.iowalegalaid.org

Iowa Ombudsman
Report concerns on government agencies (515) 281-3592

Iowa One Call
Locate underground lines before you dig (800) 292-8989

Iowa Sexual Assault Hotline
(800) 284-7821

Iowa State Extension Answer Line
(800) 262-3804
www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/answerline

Iowa State Patrol
(800) 525-5555
www.dps.state.ia.us

Iowa Teen Line
(800) 443-8336
www.extension.iastate.edu/teenline

Iowa State Bar Association
Locate a lawyer (800) 532-1108
www.namiiowa.com

Quitline Iowa
(800) 784-8669

Seniors Eye Care Program
(800) 222-3937

Lifeline
For information, call Connie Richards in the Ambulance Department (641) 464-3226

Life Serve Blood Center
Mobile blood drives are held in the Ringgold County area every three months. Check the website for the date, time and location of the next upcoming blood drive!

HCI Care Services (formerly Hospice of Central Iowa)
401 Railroad Place, West Des Moines, IA 50265
(800) 806-9934

Mental Health Crisis Helpline (Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Monroe, Ringgold and Wayne County)
1-844-430-8520

Poison Control Center
(800) 222-1222

Ringgold County Public Health
119 S. Fillmore, Mt. Ayr
(641) 464-0691

SHIIP – Senior Health Insurance Information Program
(800) 351-4664
For information, call Jane Lawhead at (641) 464-3226, ext. 419

HOW WE IDENTIFY COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS

The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) report is prepared on behalf of Ringgold County Hospital (Primary Service Area) for Ringgold County, Iowa. Creating healthy communities requires a high level of mutual understanding and collaboration with community individuals and partner groups. The development of this assessment brings together community health leaders and providers, along with local residents, to research, prioritize county health needs and document community health delivery successes.

Click here to view full report

MORE WAYS YOU CAN BE INVOLVED

Wellness Coalition

  • The Wellness Coalition is a county-wide wellness group that meets regularly to discuss exciting strategies and events to help Ringgold County promote healthy living to all residents. The group includes representatives from the hospital, school districts, county employees, city employees, faith community, local businesses, youth philanthropy and other health advocates. Live Healthy Iowa (LHI) is incorporated into the wellness efforts to improve the health of the county. To learn more about Live Healthy Iowa, visit www.livehealthyiowa.org.

Social media

  • Look for healthy tips, recipes and fun facts on our Facebook page—follow our page to make sure you see the latest updates.