Public Health

Polk County Public Health 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.

Make a referral to Polk County Public Health.

For information about COVID-19, including vaccine clinics and testing: Click Here


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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.