Polk County Admin Bldg: 111 Court Ave, Des Moines IA 50309
Polk County Admin Bldg: 111 Court Ave, Des Moines IA 50309
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Polk County.. Lead a Quality Life
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Recent News & Press Releases

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Std) Weekly Totals For August 12 – 16, 2019

August 12 – 16, 2019, Health Department staff investigated 72 Chlamydia cases, 21 Gonorrhea cases, 3 Syphilis cases and 1 case of HIV and in 2019; we have investigated 2497 Chlamydia cases, 986 Gonorrhea cases, 121 Syphilis cases and 22 cases of HIV.

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Local Option Sales Tax Special Election

Local Option Sales Tax Special Election

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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Central Iowa Experiences First Extreme Heat Event

With very hot weather expected this weekend the Polk County Health Department encourages residents to take extra precautions to stay safe. Hot and humid conditions are expected in central Iowa Friday into Monday. High temperatures are forecast in the low- to mid-90s, with heat index values exp...

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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.)

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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...

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Des Moines, IA 50309

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