Polk County Health Department

Welcome to Polk County Health Department!

Welcome to Polk County Health Department!

Welcome to Polk County Health Department!

Hot Weather Health Forecast

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

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News & Press Releases

Heat Advisory Issued For Central Iowa

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Central Iowa starting at 1:00 PM Friday until 7:00 PM Sunday. A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat ill…

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Polk County Health Department Recognizes Iowa Heat Awareness Day

(Des Moines, IA) – Central Iowa experienced its first extreme heat event with high temperatures, high humidity and little overnight cooling over Memorial Day weekend.  Heat events will continue throughout the summer months. In honor of Iowa Heat Awareness Day (June 7, 2018), we recognize our part…

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Weekly Std Totals

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Std) Weekly Totals For June 4 – 8, 2018

June 4 – 8, 2018, Health Department staff investigated 82 Chlamydia cases, 45 Gonorrhea cases, 6 Syphilis case and 0 cases of HIV and in 2018; we have investigated 1440 Chlamydia cases, 626 Gonorrhea cases, 91 Syphilis cases and 21 cases of HIV.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Std) Weekly Totals For May 28 – June 1, 2018

May 28 – June 1, 2018, Health Department staff investigated 42 Chlamydia cases, 22 Gonorrhea cases, 6 Syphilis case and 0 cases of HIV and in 2018; we have investigated 1358 Chlamydia cases, 581 Gonorrhea cases, 85 Syphilis cases and 21 cases of HIV.

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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