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

National Weather Service DSM

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News & Press Releases

Central Iowa Experiences First Extreme Heat Event

With very hot weather expected this weekend the Polk County Health Department encourages residents to take extra precautions to stay safe. Hot and humid conditions are expected in central Iowa Friday into Monday. High temperatures are forecast in the low- to mid-90s, with heat index values expect…

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Health Department Offers Free Hiv Testing In Honor National Hiv Testing Day

The Polk County Health Department will offer free HIV testing on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in honor of National HIV Testing Day. Testing will take place from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM in the Health Department’s outreach trailer located in our parking lot (1907 Carpenter Ave.) About 1.1 million people in …

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Weekly Std Totals

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Std) Weekly Totals For July 8 – 12, 2019

July 8 – 12, 2019, Health Department staff investigated 75 Chlamydia cases, 30 Gonorrhea cases, 7 Syphilis cases and 3 cases of HIV and in 2019; we have investigated 2097 Chlamydia cases, 829 Gonorrhea cases, 99 Syphilis cases and 18 cases of HIV.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Std) Weekly Totals For July 1 – 5, 2019

July 1 – 5, 2019, Health Department staff investigated 61 Chlamydia cases, 16 Gonorrhea cases, 3 Syphilis cases and 0 cases of HIV and in 2019; we have investigated 2022 Chlamydia cases, 799 Gonorrhea cases, 92 Syphilis cases and 15 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