Polk County Health Department

Infectious/Communicable Disease Control

The Polk County Health Department has a team of 3 nurses that follow up on all reportable diseases. Follow up may or may not include telephone interviews, written CDC forms, referral, lab work, and/or treatment. Contacts to an infectious disease may or may not qualify for lab testing and/or preventative treatment. Persons with questions or concerns may call for information. Some examples for reportable infectious diseases are: tuberculosis, hepatitis, and meningitis.

Fact Sheets On: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Influenza, Measles, Tuberculosis, Streptococcus Group A, Rubella, Meningococcal Disease (Spinal Meningitis) and Vaccine Information On: Influenza, Pneumococcal Disease, Meningococcal Disease (Spinal Meningitis) can be viewed from this page or from the Health Department's Services/Disease Prevention web page.

Contact Us

Phone: (515)-286-3798
Fax: (515)-286-2033

Address: 1907, Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314