Polk County Health Department

Welcome to Polk County Health Department!

Welcome to Polk County Health Department!

Welcome to Polk County Health Department!

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Protect Your Workforce And Families From The Flu…Get A Flu Shot!

Des Moines, IA) – Flu seasons can be unpredictable and severe. In Iowa, flu season can start as early as October and continue throughout the month of May. This can be detrimental to our workforce and their families. The Polk County Health Department urges residents to get their flu shot this year…

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When In Doubt, Take It Out

When in doubt, take it out Remove all wet items from your home   (Des Moines, IA) – The Polk County Health Department would like to remind the community of several clean up tips to keep your family and home safe from after the flood: Put on the personal protective equipment to protect your eyes,…

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Weekly Std Totals

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Std) Weekly Totals For September 3 –7, 2018

September 3 –7, 2018, Health Department staff investigated 77 Chlamydia cases, 27 Gonorrhea cases, 3 Syphilis cases and 1 case of HIV and in 2018; we have investigated 2345 Chlamydia cases, 995 Gonorrhea cases, 139 Syphilis cases and 32 cases of HIV.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Std) Weekly Totals For August 27 – 31, 2018 (1)

August 27 – 31, 2018, Health Department staff investigated 74 Chlamydia cases, 26 Gonorrhea cases, 5 Syphilis cases and 3 cases of HIV and in 2018; we have investigated 2268 Chlamydia cases, 968 Gonorrhea cases, 136 Syphilis cases and 31 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