Polk County Health Department

Welcome to Polk County Health Department!

Welcome to Polk County Health Department!

Welcome to Polk County Health Department!

Welcome to Polk County Health Department!

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Info: Scott Sheridan, Kent State University and Laurence Kalkstein, University of Miami

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News & Press Releases

Polk County Health Department Opens Overnight Cooling Shelter

(Des Moines, IA) – Today, July 22, 2016, is the third oppressively hot day in a row with very little overnight cooling for the past two nights. To give residents of Polk County an additional option to reduce their risk for serious heat-related health issues, the Polk County Health Department is …

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Extended Cooling Center Hours Thursday Only

Two cooling centers have extended their hours: Central Community Center 2008 Forest Ave. andSouthside Community Center 100 Payton Ave. from 5 – 9 PM. 

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Contact Us

Phone: (515)-286-3798
Fax: (515)-286-2033
Toll free: 866-209-1300
Email:
healthdept@polkcountyiowa.gov


Address: 1907, Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314