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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Program Home

The Iowa Department of Public Health's Sexually Transmitted Disease Program is continuing its successful efforts to accomplish state and federal goals. In a rural state like Iowa, the STD Program must partner with other groups, agencies, and organizations for the delivery of information and services. The STD Program has established 68 provider sites for gonorrhea and chlamydia screening and treatment. The combination of local health departments and a network of local medical providers are the system that controls these diseases.

In the State of Iowa, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, and AIDS are reportable to the Iowa Department of Public Health. By Iowa Code, both the clinician who ordered the test and the laboratory that processed the specimen are to report names and other patient demographics to IDPH. This information is protected by law and cannot be released to anyone other than individuals (disease prevention specialists and county public health communicable disease investigators) who perform partner notification and partner referral. In Iowa, by law, a minor can be tested and treated for a sexually transmitted disease without parental consent.

Contact Information

  • George Walton
    STD Program Manager
    (515) 281-4936
  • Kelli Campbell
    PCSI Data Analyst
    (515) 281-4571
  • Randy Mayer
    Chief, Bureau of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis
    (515) 242-5150

STD Program fax number: (515) 725-1278

Partner Services Field Staff

  • Mary Costello
    Disease Prevention Specialist, Davenport
    (563) 326-8216
  • Lexie Hach
    Disease Prevention Specialist, Des Moines
    (515) 725-2680
  • Jodie Liebe
    Disease Prevention Specialist, Sioux City
    (712) 234-3926
  • Gina Mallett
    Disease Prevention Specialist, Waterloo
    (319) 292-2235
  • Linda McQuinn
    Disease Prevention Specialist, Council Bluffs
    (712) 328-3194
  • Shannon Wood
    Disease Prevention Specialist, Iowa City
    (319) 358-1834
  • LaShaina Woods
    Disease Prevention Specialist, Des Moines
    (515) 281-6087