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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News & Press Releases

Health Department Offers Free Hiv Testing In Honor National Hiv Testing Day

The Polk County Health Department will offer free HIV testing on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in honor of National HIV Testing Day. Testing will take place from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM in the Health Department’s outreach trailer located in our parking lot (1907 Carpenter Ave.) About 1.1 million people in …

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Schedule Your Child’S Meningitis Vaccine Appointment Before School Is Out

(Des Moines, IA) – By Iowa Law, all students entering or transferring into 7th grade and born after September 15, 2004 will need to show documentation of having received the meningococcal vaccine. All students entering or transferring into the 12th grade and born after September 15, 1999, will ne…

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Weekly Std Totals

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Std) Weekly Totals For June 10 – 14, 2019

June 10 – 14, 2019, Health Department staff investigated 81 Chlamydia cases, 34 Gonorrhea cases, 7 Syphilis cases and 0 cases of HIV and in 2019; we have investigated 1803 Chlamydia cases, 718 Gonorrhea cases, 78 Syphilis cases and 13 cases of HIV.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Std) Weekly Totals For June 3 – 7, 2019

June 3 – 7, 2019, Health Department staff investigated 78 Chlamydia cases, 22 Gonorrhea cases, 5 Syphilis cases and 0 cases of HIV and in 2019; we have investigated 1722 Chlamydia cases, 684 Gonorrhea cases, 71 Syphilis cases and 13 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