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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News & Press Releases

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Std) Weekly Totals For September 12-16, 2016

September 12-16, 2016, Health Department staff confirmed 72 Chlamydia cases, 20 Gonorrhea cases, 4 Syphilis cases and 0 cases of HIV and in 2016; we have confirmed 2,248 Chlamydia cases, 608 Gonorrhea cases, 131 Syphilis cases and 23 cases of HIV.

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It's Peak Season For West Nile Virus In Central Iowa

This is the peak season for West Nile Virus in Central Iowa. People become infected with West Nile by the bite of an infected mosquito. The best way to protect yourself is to avoid mosquito bites by using mosquito repellent, wearing light-colored and long-sleeved shirts and pants and eliminatin…

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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