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Polk County Medical Coordination Center Media Release: Polk County Hospitals STILL Operating at Limited Capacity

Polk County hospitals are STILL currently operating at limited capacity. Emergency departments are seeing incredibly long waits for individuals to receive care and then be placed in an appropriate inpatient bed if needed. Hospital and healthcare staff ask Polk County residents to use emergency departments appropriately.

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6/10/2022

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Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

Hump Day is a great reminder to get yourself tested! Don't forget we also have condoms, internal condoms, dental dams and lubricant. Call today and set up your appointment (515) 286-3798.

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7/6/2022

Health Department News
Polk County Medical Coordination Center Media Release: Polk County Hospitals Operating at Limited Capacity

Polk County hospitals are currently operating at limited capacity. The demand for patient beds is greater than the number of beds available, coupled with a reduced number of staff to care for patients. In addition to COVID-19 cases rising, hospitals across the county and the state are dealing with summer traumas, caring for individuals who are very sick and staffing shortages.

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6/10/2022

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Polk County Health

Our friends @DMARCunited are closing their mobile pantry this afternoon due to extreme heat. Please stay safe!

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7/5/2022

Health Department News
New Visitor Guidelines for All Polk County Hospitals

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have decreased in Polk County, Broadlawns Medical Center, MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center and UnityPoint Health – Des Moines have made the following changes to their visitor policies.

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6/10/2022

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Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

There has been an alarming number of children dying in hot cars this summer. If anyone including children and pets are left alone in a car in hot weather like today, they will die in minutes. Please keep your loved ones safe!

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7/5/2022

Health Department News
Polk County Health Department celebrates National Public Health Week

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the face of healthcare and public health. The Polk County Health Department staff and PRN staff have worked tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. This National Public Health Week, the Health Department is celebrating their staff and community partners.

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6/10/2022

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Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

The Health Department will be closed Monday, July 4th. We will reopen Tuesday, July 5th at 8:00 AM. #IndependenceDay

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7/1/2022

Health Department News
Polk County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Updates

Starting, Friday April 1, 2022, The Polk County Health Department Vaccine Clinic will no longer provide COVID-19 vaccines through the drive through. On Monday, April 4, 2022, individuals will be able to get their vaccine inside the Health Department.

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6/10/2022

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Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

Make sure you have a meat thermometer when grilling this holiday weekend! #GetAMeatThermomter

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6/30/2022

Health Department News
Polk County Health Department Receives HUD Grant

The Polk County Health Department is pleased to announce they have received a $3,455,000.00 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This grant is dedicated to protecting children and families from the dangerous hazards of lead-based paint in the home.

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6/10/2022

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Polk County Health
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Polk County Health

☀️ It is a beautiful day! Enjoy the weather and apply #sunscreen every two hours! ☀️ h

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6/29/2022

COVID-19 Call Center for eligible individuals WITHOUT computer or internet access, please call 515-323-5221 Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.