The mission of Goodhue County Public Health Service is to promote, preserve, and protect
the health of our communities.
The Goodhue County Public Health Service (GCPHS) is the oldest county health department in Minnesota. Thirty-five employees work in healthy communities, maternal and child health, adult health, and the jail health programs.
These services are designed to improve the health of Goodhue County residents and/or to help individuals live comfortably at home when illness, age or disabilities occur. GCPHS promotes the health of our County by emphasizing disease prevention through education, collaboration with social service and health care providers, and the effective use of community resources and health services. GCPHS protects the health of the public by assuring water and food are safe as well as places used by the public such as swimming pools, hotels, and resorts. GCPHS preserves the health of individuals and the community through health screening, immunizations and disease surveillance. Individuals may receive comprehensive case management to assure all of the necessary services are available to needy individuals.