Polk County Health Department

Welcome to Polk County Health Department!

Become a MRC Volunteer!

Lab Week 2014

Health Department Receives Learning Center

Uninsured? Need a mammogram? WE can help!

Health Department Tweets

Hot Weather Health Forecast

Sun Sep 14, 2014
No Health Advisory
Mon Sep 15, 2014
No Health Advisory
Tue Sep 16, 2014
No Health Advisory


News & Press Releases

Idph News Release: Late Summer Virus Causing Illness In Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced a virus that has caused outbreaks in Illinois, Ohio, Kansas and other states is also causing illness in Iowa. Enterovirus EV-D68, like other enteroviruses, appears to spread through close contact with infected people. Enteroviruses,…

Sexually Transmitted Disease (Std) Weekly Totals For September 1 - 5, 2014

September 1 - 5, 2014, Health Department staff confirmed 44 Chlamydia cases, 5 Gonorrhea cases, 3 Syphilis cases and 2 cases of HIV.


Overview of Health Department Services

Contact Us

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

Address: 1907, Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314