Polk County Health Department

Welcome to Polk County Health Department!

Welcome to Polk County Health Department!

Welcome to Polk County Health Department!

Important Health Information and Resources

News & Press Releases

New Visitor Restrictions Now In Effect At All Des Moines Area Hospitals

Effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020, visitors are NOT allowed unless the visitor is a designated caregiver and the patient falls into one of the following categories: ED/Outpatient Areas/Clinics:  One visitor All other areas one visitor  only allowed under the following circumstances: Patient …

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Polk County Opens Covid-19 Shelter For Individuals Experiencing Homelessness (03-24-2020)

Polk County and community partners will be using the Youth Inn at the Iowa State Fairgrounds as a shelter for people experiencing homelessness in response to COVID-19. As COVID-19 spreads throughout our community, it is imperative that everyone stays healthy and safe. “When we are sick, we want t…

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Weekly Std Totals

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Stds) Weekly Totals For March 16 – 20, 2020

March 16 – 20, 2020, Health Department staff investigated 71 Chlamydia cases, 32 Gonorrhea cases, 6 Syphilis cases and 0 cases of HIV and in 2020; we have investigated 878 Chlamydia cases, 392 Gonorrhea cases, 65 Syphilis cases and 7 cases of HIV.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Stds) Weekly Totals For March 9 – 13, 2020

March 9 – 13, 2020, Health Department staff investigated 99 Chlamydia cases, 39 Gonorrhea cases, 9 Syphilis cases and 1 case of HIV and in 2020; we have investigated 807 Chlamydia cases, 360 Gonorrhea cases, 59 Syphilis cases and 7 cases of HIV.

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Contact Us

Phone: (515)-286-3798
Fax: (515)-286-2033
Email:
healthdept@polkcountyiowa.gov


Address: 1907, Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314