Frequently Asked Questions
Does Wapello County offer a prescription drug discount program?
Wapello County Supervisors have partnered with MedOne Healthcare Systems of Dubuque, Iowa, to offer all the residents of Wapello County a prescription drug discount card. This program is made available at no charge to the County or its residents. It is beneficial for individuals without insurance or who have insurance but cannot receive coverage for a specific prescription.
Most or all of the pharmacies in Wapello County participate in the program. The card may be picked up at the Wapello County Board of Supervisors, 215 N. Court, Ottumwa, IA or your local pharmacy should also have the discount card available.
Does Wapello County offer food assistance?
The Wapello County Supplemental Food Program is for Wapello County Seniors 60 years of age & older. This is a monthly program and is distributed by the Salvation Army at 725 W. 2nd St., Ottumwa. The application may be mailed to you by calling 641 682-7597 (Salvation Army) or 641 683-4630 (Wapello County Board of Supervisors) or you can pick them up at either location.
Fill out and mail back to the Wapello County Board of Supervisors, 215 N. Court, Ottumwa, IA 52501. Proof of age and income are to be mailed in with the application. Income guidelines for a 1-person household are $1,264.00 per month and $1,704.00 per month for a 2-person household.
Does Wapello County pick up stray animals?
Wapello County does not pick up stray animals. The procedure for stray animals in the county is to contact the Board of Supervisors at (641) 683-4630 to get approval to take the animal you have to the Eastview Animal Hospital. We then advertise in the Ottumwa Courier and will be posting on our website the description and the area where the animal was found. The county will hold the animal for up to 5 days.
Can my property taxes be suspended?
Citizens meeting certain income guidelines can ask for a property tax suspension. Certain property owners may through the Department of Human Service qualify for tax suspension. Call the Wapello County Supervisors office for more information at (641) 683-4630.