Our Mission

Promote and maintain health for all, to prevent disease and disability, and to collaborate, coordinate, develop and implement community health programs and provide comprehensive care to the ill and disabled.

Our Vision

Promote and improve health, quality of like and environment for Webster County.

The Webster County Public Health Department is dedicated to attainment of the highest level of physical, mental, and social well being for all residents of Webster County.

The agency is obligated to coordinate efforts with other resources for the betterment of health care systems. The agency continually seeks new ways and means of being responsive to the ever-changing community health needs. The agency also believes in the value of consumer participation in planning and implementing public health programs.

Community Health Planning

The Community Health Needs Assessment and Health Improvement Plan (CHNA & HIP) is a public health initiative that enables the Webster County Board of Health to assure the health of the citizens through the development of a comprehensive report on leading health indicators, health priorities and health improvement plans.


The Webster County Board of Health is the governing body for the Webster County Health Department. The volunteer board establishes a framework for public health adopts the local public health vision, and mission. The board serves as an advocate for public health and encourages community involvement in selecting public health priories. The board sets policies and employs personnel to meet the mission of public health. The Webster County Board of Supervisors appoints the board.

Board of Health Members

Linda Opheim
Mark Campbell
Luke Becker
Nick Carlson
Dr. David Ilceski


Board of Health meetings are scheduled for 1:00 pm at the Webster County Health Department, located at 723 1st Ave South, Fort Dodge. Meetings are held the first Thursday of the odd months.

The board complies with Iowa’s provisions of open meeting law (Code of IA Chapter21) and with the provisions of the Public Records Law – (Code of IA Chapter 22).

The board conducts meetings according to Roberts Rules of Order.

The agenda is available 24 hours in advance of the meeting at the health department office or at the Webster County Courthouse.

To be placed on the Board’s agenda or to receive a copy of the minutes, please contact the Health Department.
Ph: 515 573-4107
Fax: 515-955-1682


Iowa Public Health Association
Iowa Association Local Public Health Administrators
Regional Service Center
Iowa State Association of Counties

Contact Information

Webster County Health Department
723 1st Ave South, Ste 220
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Ph: 515-573-4107
Fax: 515-955-1682