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

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News & Press Releases

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Std) Weekly Totals For August 12 – 16, 2019

August 12 – 16, 2019, Health Department staff investigated 72 Chlamydia cases, 21 Gonorrhea cases, 3 Syphilis cases and 1 case of HIV and in 2019; we have investigated 2497 Chlamydia cases, 986 Gonorrhea cases, 121 Syphilis cases and 22 cases of HIV.

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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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Weekly Std Totals

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Std) Weekly Totals For August 5 – 9, 2019

August 5 – 9, 2019, Health Department staff investigated 74 Chlamydia cases, 28 Gonorrhea cases, 4 Syphilis cases and 2 cases of HIV and in 2019; we have investigated 2425 Chlamydia cases, 965 Gonorrhea cases, 118 Syphilis cases and 21 cases of HIV.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Std) Weekly Totals For July 29 – August 2, 2019

July 29 – August 2, 2019, Health Department staff investigated 71 Chlamydia cases, 31 Gonorrhea cases, 3 Syphilis cases and 1 case of HIV and in 2019; we have investigated 2351 Chlamydia cases, 937 Gonorrhea cases, 114 Syphilis cases and 19 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