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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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4/13/2022

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It’s OK to get help with mental illness — life can get better. Let’s end mental illness stigma and support those who are seeking treatment. Learn more: https://t.co/HyaH4qmGR6 #MakeItOK

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5/23/2022

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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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4/5/2022

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Parents and guardians, it’s time to start planning your child’s back-to-school physical and immunization appointments! #Vaccines

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5/20/2022

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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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3/31/2022

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#COVID19 cases are on the rise. Protect yourself and those you love and care about!

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5/19/2022

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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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2/23/2022

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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. #GetTested

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5/18/2022

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Omicron variant detected in Polk County

There has been a case of the Omicron variant detected in Polk County.

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12/17/2021

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It’s OK to not be OK. You are not alone and you deserve to feel better. Access free mental health resources: https://t.co/HyaH4qmGR6 #MakeItOK

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5/17/2022

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Health Department will serve as COVID-19 test kit pick up and drop off site

Starting Wednesday, October 6, 2021, the Polk County Health Department will serve as a Test Iowa COVID-19 test kit pick up and drop off site.

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10/5/2021

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Individuals needing their second #COVID19 #Booster can schedule an appointment at https://t.co/xyHLd6SIp3.

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5/16/2022

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.