Polk County Health Department

Warming Center Locations Throughout the Metro

Ankeny:

  • Kirkendall Public Library, 1210 NW Prairie Ridge Drive, open Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday - Saturday:9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Sunday:2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Clive:

  • Clive Public Library, 1900 NW 114th Street, open 8am-8pm Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday, 1pm-5pm Sunday

Des Moines:

  • Southridge Mall, 1111 East Army Post Road, open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Monday-Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday
  • Merle Hay Mall, 3800 Merle Hay Road, open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Monday-Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday
  • Central Library, 1000 Grand Avenue, closed Saturday, open 1-5 p.m. on Sunday
  • East Side Library, 2559 Hubbell Avenue, open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, closed Sunday
  • Forest Library, 1326 Forest Avenue, open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, closed Sunday
  • Franklin Library, 5000 Franklin Avenue, open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, closed Sunday
  • North Side Library, 3516 Fifth Avenue, open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, closed Sunday
  • South Side Library, 1111 Porter Avenue, open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, closed Sunday
  • Animal Rescue League of Iowa, 5452 N.E. 22nd St., open 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ANIMALS ARE WELCOME ON LEASHES OR IN CRATES

Johnston:

  • Johnston Public Library, 6700 Merle Hay Road, open 9am-8pm Monday-Thursday, 9am-5:30pm Friday, 1pm-5pm Sunday

Urbandale:

  • Urbandale Public Library  3520 86th St. Monday through Thursday 9am to 9pm

West Des Moines:

  • West Des Moines Public Library, 4000 Mills Civic Parkway, open 9am – 9pm Monday-Thursday, 9am to 5pm Saturday, 2-5pm Sunday
  • Valley Junction Activity Center 217 5th Street, open 8am-8pm Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Polk County Westside Community Center, 134 6th Street, open 8am-5pm Monday-Friday

24 hour Shelters:

  • CISS: 1420 Mulberry Des Moines, Iowa 50309
  • Bethel: (Male only) 1310 6th Ave Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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