News

Stay up-to-date with the latest news, announcements, and press releases from Pottawattamie County Public Health.

Vaccine Perception Survey

Pottawattamie County Public Health invites you to take our vaccine perception survey to provide feedback on our community's perception of vaccines.

Know your Status - Schedule your STI Test Today!

It's important to know your status - Get an STI test done with us between November 16th - November 30th and be entered in a drawing to win a $25 gift card!  Call us at 712-242-1155 to schedule your fast, free, and confidential test today!

Mental Health Community Conversations

We want to hear from YOU about your experiences related to mental health. Join the Douglas, Pottawattamie, and Sarpy/Cass Health Departments, and The Wellbeing Partners for a virtual Community Conversation around the community’s mental health priorities. Choose one of the dates below: Thursday, Nov. 17 from 9:00-10:00 AM or Thursday, Dec. 1 from 6:00- 7:00 PM Register here ---> https://www.flowcode.com/page/mentalhealth22 We will be drawing a winner for a $25 Amazon gift card from those who participate in each conversation.

Pottawattamie County Public Health Recognized by NACCHO for 'An Expression of Community'

Pottawattamie County’s– ‘An Expression of Community’ has been recognized with the Innovative Practice Bronze Award from the National Associations of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO). The award celebrates local health departments for developing innovative programs to meet the needs of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The designation as a Bronze Innovative Practice demonstrates a high level of program innovation and reflects the collaboration, adaptability, and program resilience.

First Probable Case of Monkeypox in Pottawattamie County Confirmed

The Iowa Department of Public Health has confirmed the first probable case of monkeypox in Pottawattamie County. Pottawattamie County Public Health is working closely with IDPH to conduct contact tracing.

COVID-19 Courier Service ends 6/24/22

Pottawattamie County Public Health still offers free COVID-19 test kits available for pick up! Give us a call at 712-242-1155 and we'd be happy to run the kits out to your car. Starting June 24th, individuals will need to take completed test kits directly to a UPS drop-off location (shipping label is provided in test kits). The best way to prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated and stay up to date with booster doses.

Pottawattamie County Earns National Achievement Award for 'An Expression of Community'

Pottawattamie County's 'An Expression of Community' has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

Pediatric Pfizer Vaccine Locations for Children 5-11

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children 5-11 years old. We've compiled a list of places in Council Bluffs where you can find it.

Find a COVID-19 vaccine in Pottawattamie County

Pottawattamie County Public Health is now offering COVID-19 vaccines for individuals aged 12+. Our walk-in hours are Monday-Friday 8:30-4pm. You can also find the vaccine at more than a dozen locations around the county.

Order your free COVID-19 test kits

The Federal Government has launched its website to allow individuals to order free COVID-19 test kits.

Pottawattamie County at the Farmer's Market

The Pottawattamie County Public Health Department wrapped up a successful year at the Council Bluffs Farmer's Market.
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