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Health Department

Health Department Director

Darla Winslow
330 North State Street
PO Box 316
Osceola, NE 68651
Phone – (402) 747-2211


The Polk County Health Department is located on the west side of the Courthouse Square in Osceola, Nebraska.  Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


The Polk County Health Department has been in existence since 1979.  The services offered are available to all residents of Polk County, regardless of income status.  Funding comes from a number of sources including:  private contracts, private payment based on a fee for services, donations, grants and tax support from the Polk County Government.


Services of the Polk County Health Department include:

  • Homemaker/Chore Services
  • School Nursing
  • Health Screenings
  • Health Education Programs
  • Pedicure Clinics
  • Blood Pressure Clinics
  • Public Flu Vaccines
  • Immunization Clinics – Adult and Childhood
  • Drug/Alcohol Testing
  • Lifeline
  • Tai Chi:  Moving For Better Balance