Communicable Diseases

The Clinical Services Division is responsible for case management of diagnosed reportable communicable diseases in Linn County. Additionally, the Communicable Disease Program provides Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing and treatment, child and adult immunizations, international travel immunizations and prescriptions, initial health exams for refugees, vaccine verification for refugees, screening for tuberculosis, and school/sport physicals. 

Communicable Disease Testing

  • STI testing and treatment (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Herpes and Trichomoniasis)
  • HIV testing
  • Hepatitis Testing and Vaccination
  • Fecal tests for suspected outbreaks of illness causing diarrhea or vomiting

The clinical staff provides LOW COST and CONFIDENTIAL testing at 

501 13th St NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405.

Clinic Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday

Appointments can be made at 319-892-6093

Surveillance

The Communicable Disease Program also tracks non-STD diseases including: Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Meningitis, Salmonella, E. coli, Cryptosporidiosis, Hepatitis, Lyme, Shigella, Giardia, Campylobacter, Rabies, and Tuberculosis. In addition, clinical services staff track and investigate outbreaks or clusters of communicable diseases occurring in Linn County. 

Additional information about communicable diseases:

Reportable Communicable Disease and Infectious Conditions
Communicable Disease Fact Sheets

Hepatitis C in Iowa


In February 2017, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) released an Epidemiological Profile of Hepatitis C in Iowa. The news release issued by IDPH highlights the increasing number of Hepatitis C (HCV) cases among Iowans, with a three-fold increase from 2000 to 2015. The release also revealed that over 55 percent of Iowans between the ages 18 and 64 who have HCV live in one of six counties: Polk, Linn, Scott, Woodbury, Pottawattamie, and Black Hawk. To read the Epidemiological Profile of Hepatitis C in Iowa and fact sheets related to HCV, visit www.idph.iowa.gov/hivstdhep/hep