Public Health

Polk County Public Health is following the COVID-19 situation closely. View our COVID-19 response updates on the Polk County Coronavirus Response Hub.

Polk County Public Health Services provides a broad range of services to individuals, families, and communities to promote and protect the health of those who live and work in Polk County. The focus is on promoting healthy families and communities; supporting disabled, mentally ill, and elderly persons to live independently; preventing and responding to emerging diseases and health threats; and identifying and preventing environmental health risks. Our department fosters partnerships with many organizations, businesses, and community groups to address and resolve health issues and concerns.


Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics:


Polk County Public Health offers Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine. If you are 12 years of age * or older and would like the COIVD-19 vaccine or would like to complete the series of Pfizer (2nd dose), please register using the links below or contact your local health care provider. 


*Parental consent required for ages 12-17


September 23rd, 2021


East Grand Forks- Polk County Human Service Center (1424 Central Avenue NE)

Thursday, September 23rd from 8:30 am to 9:00 am

Using Chrome Browser, register at:

https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/reg/8576209129


Crookston- Polk County Public Health (816 Marin Avenue)

Thursday, September 23rd from 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Using Chrome Browser, register at:

https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/reg/9250901678


University of Minnesota Crookston- Wellness Center Court 1

Thursday, September 23rd from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 

Using Chrome Browser, register at: 

https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/reg/9869520221


September 30th, 2021


Crookston- Polk County Public Health (816 Marin Avenue)

Thursday, September 30th from 9:30 am to 10:00 am

Using Chrome Browser, register at:

https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/reg/0215919063


East Grand Forks- Polk County Human Service Center (1424 Central Avenue NE)

Thursday, September 30th from 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Using Chrome Browser, register at:

https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/reg/1902958601


October 7th, 2021


Crookston- Polk County Public Health (816 Marin Avenue)

Thursday, October 7th from 8:30 am to 9:00 am

Using Chrome Browser, register at:

https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/reg/9112609569


East Grand Forks- Polk County Human Service Center (1424 Central Avenue NE)

Thursday, October 7th from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Using Chrome Browser, register at:

https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us//appointment/en/reg/5129619099



Vaccine Locations FYLER


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Area health care systems continue to conduct COVID-19 testing for individuals who meet their screening criteria. Individuals who have symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider for guidance prior to going to a clinic or office.

COVID-19 Minnesota Department of Health Hotlines

Health questions: (651) 201-3920 or (800) 657-3903
School and Child Care questions: (651) 297-1304 or
(800) 657-3504

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Polk County Public Health are monitoring COVID-19 (coronavirus) closely. For the most up to date information, visit the Polk County Coronavirus Response Hub, the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.

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Reporting Health Emergencies

  • If you are ill, see your health care provider. To report an emergency, call 911.
  • To report a Public Health emergency call 218-281-0431 or 911. Polk County Sheriff's Office will contact Public Health in the event of a Public Health emergency.
  • If you are a physician wanting to report Reportable Infectious Diseases, please call 651-201-5414 or 877-676-5414.