Polk County Health Department

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Sexually Transmitted Disease (Std) Weekly Totals For September 28– October 2, 2015

September 28 - October 2, 2015, Health Department staff confirmed 66 Chlamydia cases, 18 Gonorrhea cases, 1 Syphilis case and 1 case of HIV and so far in 2015, we have confirmed 2,204 Chlamydia cases, 500 Gonorrhea cases, 96 Syphilis cases and 25 cases of HIV.

Polk County Health Department Announces 2015 Flu Clinic Schedule

(Des Moines, IA) –The Polk County Health Department will start hosting community flu vaccination clinics now through November 2015. The annual “drive-thru flu clinic” will be held on Saturday, October 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Polk County Health Department. The flu clinic schedule is avail…


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Phone: (515)-286-3798
Fax: (515)-286-2033
Toll free: 866-209-1300

Address: 1907, Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314