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March 1, 2018
Reports of pertussis (whooping cough) are on the rise in Ada and Canyon counties. Over the past four months, 89 cases have been reported—70 of those cases include Ada County residents, while 19 are Canyon County residents. Whooping cough is a very contagious respiratory disease that can be life-threatening for infants and small children. Read More
January 2, 2018
Idaho is seeing more influenza-related deaths at this point in the season than in the same timeframe in the previous seven seasons, and public health officials are concerned. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has received five new reports in one week of Idahoans who died from an influenza-related illness, bringing the season total to 13 deaths. Read More
December 5, 2017
Megan (Meg) FitzMaurice has joined Central District Health Department (CDHD) as the new Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) for Valley County. Meg will oversee preventive health services for the clinic and provide patient care, which currently includes reproductive health care appointments and children’s immunizations. FitzMaurice will also provide community outreach and education for CDHD. Read More
An Ada County man over the age of 50 has died from an influenza-related illness, making it the second flu-related death in Idaho this season. Last flu season, 23 Ada residents within Central District Health’s (CDHD) jurisdiction of Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley counties died of flu-related illness, and 72 people died statewide. Read More
November 20, 2017
During the month of December, the Central District Health Department (CDHD) is encouraging people to know their sexual health status by getting tested for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). December 1st through the 29th, CDHD will offer free STI testing by appointment at its clinics in Boise, Mountain Home and McCall. Read More
October 3, 2017
Flu season has arrived in Idaho, taking the life of a northern Idaho man over the age of 50. This could be an indication of an early flu season.
News Release from Panhandle Health District
Blog Post from Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
September 22, 2017
In cooperation with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Central District Health Department (CDHD) is issuing a health advisory for Blacks Creek Reservoir, located southeast of Boise off of I-84 and Kuna Mora Rd in Ada County. Residents are urged to use caution when recreating or hunting with dogs in or near the water. Read More
August 29, 2017
A bat found in Ada County tested positive for rabies, making it the first rabid bat discovery in the county this season. The bat was brought inside of an Eagle area home by a family cat. While the cat had contact with the bat, the homeowner did not have any exposure to the infected bat. Read More
Related: Valley County Bat Tests Positive for Rabies (8/17/2017)
August 22, 2017
The Central District Health Department (CDHD) is reporting a positive case of West Nile virus (WNV) in an Ada County woman over the age of 65. The woman, who lives in Southeast Boise, is recovering at home. This is the second confirmed human case of WNV in Idaho this year. Read More
August 17, 2017
A bat found inside of a Valley County home tested positive for rabies. Both the homeowner and cat had contact with the bat, which they were able to trap and submit for testing. The person is currently undergoing the rabies-preventing therapy, and the family cat was given a rabies booster vaccination. Read More
August 11, 2017
Multiple positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito pools were identified this week in Elmore County. The positive pools were located in the areas of Canyon Creek Street, Hamilton Road, and East 6th Street/South 18th East Street in Mountain Home, Three Island Crossing State Park in Glenns Ferry and King Hill outside of Glenns Ferry. Elmore County is part of the growing list of Idaho counties reporting mosquitoes testing positive for WNV. Read More
August 8, 2017
With a new school year getting underway soon in most Treasure Valley districts, it’s the perfect time to get kids up-to-date on their immunizations. The Central District Health Department (CDHD) is offering immunization clinics this month for kids through age 18, with evening appointments available. Read More
August 3, 2017
Idaho’s first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) infection for 2017 has been confirmed in a Kootenai County resident. The resident, over the age of 50, is recovering from West Nile neuroinvasive disease. Read More
July 31, 2017
The strategic plan is a living document and focuses on goals and objectives for fiscal years 2018 through 2022. Read More
July 18, 2017
In cooperation with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Central District Health Department (CDHD) is issuing a health advisory for Little Camas Reservoir, located northeast of Mountain Home off of Highway 20 in Elmore County. Residents are urged to use caution when recreating in or near the water. Full News Release | 9/22/2017 UPDATE: Health Advisory Lifted for Little Camas Reservoir
July 14, 2017
Two mosquito traps in Ada County have tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the Ada County Mosquito Abatement District. This is the first positive test for West Nile Virus in Ada County this year. Read More
July 7, 2017
When returning to your home after a flood, be aware that flood water may contain sewage and other harmful bacteria or chemicals. Areas where standing water has drained may contain contaminated soil or debris that can also pose a health hazard, increase risk of respiratory or skin infections. Read More
March 1, 2017
Put your Best Fork Foward in March. Helpful information for all ages HERE.
February 23, 2017
Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health Grant to support local mental health training to benefit youth. Learn More
February 1, 2017
CDHD offers a cavity-prevention clinic for young children, from their first tooth to age 3. Call us at 327-7450 or click HERE for more information.
February 10, 2017
Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 21
February 5, 2017
January 27, 2017
Are you a medical provider looking to give back to the community? Or are you someone who would like to be involved in your community? Consider volunteering with the Amen Clinic in April. The 3-day free medical, dental, and vision clinic at Expo Idaho runs Tuesday, April 18th through Thursday, April 20th. Learn more about volunteer opportunities, HERE.
January 26, 2017
Thursday, February 9 | 9 am to 5 pm
No Appointment Needed! Most insurance can be billed and a sliding fee pay scale is available. Call 327-7400 for more information. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of viruses linked to multiple types of cancer and other diseases. Learn more about HPV, the vaccine to protect preteens, teens, young women through age 26, and young men through age 21.
January 12, 2017
Central District Health's offices will be closed on Monday, January 16 to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day / Idaho Human Rights Day. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, January 17.
January 6, 2017
Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on older adults.
Read More HERE
Related: Ada County Declares Local Disaster Emergency for Hazardous Winter Weather
December 22, 2016
CDHD has partnered with Terry Reilly to offer Women, Infants and Children (WIC) appointments every Tuesday at the new clinic, located at 848 La Cassia Street, on Boise's Bench. Call CDHD today to schedule! 327-7488
November 1, 2016
Help protect your kids this winter by getting them the flu shot. CDHD offers vaccines to children from birth through 18. Call today to make an appointment. 327-7400
Zika virus is spread to people mostly through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). Learn More HERE
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