Central District Health Idaho

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707 North Armstrong Place, Boise, ID, USA
1 (208) 375-5211

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CENTRAL DISTRICT HEALTH IDAHO

Serving Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley Counties



NOVEL CORONAVIRUS, COVID-19

Currently, CDH office hours are not affected by COVID-19

WIC can serve you via telephone. Call 208-327-7400

Access CDH’s Patient Portal


Related Pages

 MAIN COVID-19 PAGE + DATA |  ADA CO. PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER
 VALLEY CO. PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER
 RESOURCES FOR BUSINESS, CHILDCARES, GENERAL PUBLIC
 CDH BOARD OF HEALTH MEETINGS |  COVID-19 & SCHOOLS

 COVID-19 FOR HEALTHCARE |  CDH SERVICES DURING COVID-19
 STATE OF IDAHO COVID-19 WEBSITE |  IDAHO REBOUNDS WEBSITE
 CDC COVID-19 WEBSITE |  Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades

 MULTILINGUAL RESOURCES

If you have symptoms of a fever or cough, call your medical provider to find out if you should be tested for coronavirus.

Everyone should take precautions to avoid all respiratory diseases, including staying home if you’re sick, avoiding sick people, and covering your coughs and sneezes with the crook of your elbow or a tissue. Idaho COVID-19 FAQs



IDAHO MONITORING AND TRACKING OF CORONAVIRUS

Idaho’s first confirmed case of novel coronavirus was reported on 3/13/20 in an Ada County resident. On 3/24/20, CDH confirmed community transmission in an Ada County resident. Public health officials and community partners are monitoring this outbreak closely and are coordinating and communicating accordingly.

The following are confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases for Central District Health’s jurisdiction of Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley Counties. For statewide counts, visit coronavirus.idaho.gov

View RESOURCES for businesses, schools, general public | View Ada County ORDER page


October 20, 2020: Board of Health Meeting Summary Updated Ada County Order | Board of Health Meetings Page

  • COVID-19 Metrics Review + Data Discussion

  • ICU and non-ICU admissions trended upward in the past two weeks

  • Disease reports trended upward in the past two weeks, although the total case count decreased from the week prior

  • Ada County clusters of note are coming from Boise State, IDOC, Ada Co Jail, and 27 long-term care facilities

  • Long-Term Care (LTC) Facility Visitation: CDH Board voted unanimously to implement the updated Ada County Order to include allowing visitation to LTC facilities. This goes into effect immediately.

  • Schools: Discussion about Ada County schools and the changes made recently to in-person learning while in category 3 (RED).

  • CDH’s recommendation is to include BOH members in decisions moving forward.

  • Testing: Board discussed the issue of testing and lack of testing resources.

  • There’s a limit to testing access and availability. It isn’t available for wide spread use, at the moment.

  • Note: The Ada County Order has been updated with the addition of allowing visitation to LTC facilities when adhering to protocols outlined in the order.


October 13, 2020: Board of Health Meeting Summary View Summary Graphic | Board of Health Meetings Page

  • COVID-19 Metrics Review + Data Discussion

  • Long-Term Care Facility Visitation: CDH staff will create a proposal for long-term care facility visitations for the Board to consider and take action on at the Oct. 20 meeting

  • Schools: Discussion about Ada County schools’ shift to Category 3 (Red) and CDH’s recent recommendations for in-person learning, how to protect teachers during in-person learning, efforts for increased testing of teachers, staff and students, and the associated risks with extra curricular youth activities while in Category 3 (Red) – CDH’s recommendation is to pause these activities until a return to Category 2 (Yellow)

  • Note: No changes made regarding Ada or Valley County Orders

VIEW MORE 


Idaho-Specific Resources

Central District Health Information Call Center: 208-321-2222
Weekdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm & Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm

We have created a page that includes COVID-19-related resources for the following categories. Click on a topic to learn more.

HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

Visit our page for Healthcare Providers HERE

Updated 2020: Specimen Reporting Form

SCHOOLS

Please refer to your independent school district web pages for information regarding closures.

Idaho School Closures Map: Idaho Education News

CDC Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools

CHILD CARE PROVIDERS

Recommendations for Child Care Providers (PDF)

Mass Gatherings & Large Community Events Interim Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (PDF)

Idaho Child Care Providers | Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

BUSINESSES

Responding to a Positive COVID-19 Case in an Employee (PDF)

Guidance for Residential Assisted Living Facilities (PDF)

Employers: Plan For and Respond to COVID-19 (PDF)

Employers: Preventing Acute Respiratory Illness (PDF)

GENERAL PUBLIC

What to do if you have COVID-19 (PDF)

Who should self-quarantine after potential COVID-19 exposure (PDF)

Idaho’s COVID-19 webpage Frequently Asked Questions

CDH Guidance for Returning Travelers (PDF)

RELATED PAGES

 COVID-19 FOR HEALTHCARE
 RESOURCES FOR BUSINESS, SCHOOLS, GENERAL PUBLIC
 CDH SERVICES DURING COVID-19

 STATE OF IDAHO COVID-19 WEBSITE |  IDAHO REBOUNDS WEBSITE
 CDC COVID-19 WEBSITE |  Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades


 PRESS RELEASES

PRESS RELEASES – Visit our COVID Resources Page

Though COVID-19 is a new (novel) coronavirus, disease outbreaks are not new territory in public health, and Central District Health has response plans, relationships and agreements in place within our jurisdiction to respond accordingly. A big part of that is working with community partners – from county emergency managers, to area hospitals, law enforcement, first responders, local and state public health, our year-round relationships and planning for potential outbreaks are critical in times like this, where an outbreak can rapidly change direction. Public health officials want people to be aware so they can take appropriate precautions.

We are asking people to follow steps they would take for flu and to stay home if you are sick, avoid sick people, and cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue (not your hands). Wash your hands frequently, especially after you have been in the public and touched door handles, stair railings, money, grocery carts, elevator buttons, and other items that lots of other people may also have touched.


OTHER RESOURCES

What you need to know (English)

What you need to know (Spanish)

What to do if you are sick (English)

What to do if you are sick (Spanish)

Posters

Symptoms of COVID-19 (English)

Symptoms of COVID-19 (Spanish)

Stop the spread of germs (English)

Stop the spread of germs (Spanish)

Multi-Media Resources

CDC Video: Stop the spread of germs (English)

CDC Video: Stop the spread of germs (Spanish)

Information for Businesses

Information for Travel

Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Case Count Mapping

World Health Organization – COVID-19

Multilingual Resources

Fact Sheet: Feeling sick (Arabic) (PDF)

Fact Sheet: Feeling sick (Dari) (PDF)

Fact Sheet: Feeling sick (English) (PDF)

Fact Sheet: Feeling sick (Kinyarwanda) (PDF)

Fact Sheet: Feeling sick (Russian) (PDF)

Fact Sheet: Feeling sick (Spanish) (PDF)

Fact Sheet: Feeling sick (Tigrinya) (PDF)

Fact Sheet: Feeling sick (Swahili) (PDF)

Fact Sheet: Feeling sick (8 Languages Poster) (PDF)

Multilingual Resources on COVID-19

CDC Covid-19 Information


PRESS RELEASE ARCHIVE

March 31, 2020: As COVID-19 numbers continue climbing, 
Central District Health says more personal accountability is critical 
in slowing the spread.

In just one day, confirmed COVID-19 cases jumped from 114 to 170 in Central District Health’s four-county jurisdiction of Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley Counties. While test timing and results notification can factor into case count increases like this one, these numbers represent our neighbors, family, friends, and co-workers. Some individuals show mild symptoms, while others require hospitalization for care. Read News Release

March 30, 2020: First case of novel coronavirus reported in Elmore County

Central District Health (CDH) confirms one case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Elmore County. The individual is a female over the age of 50. No additional information is available at the time of this release; the investigation is ongoing into possible means of transmission. Read News Release

March 28, 2020: First COVID-19 death confirmed in Ada County

Central District Health (CDH) has confirmed the first death associated with COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in Ada County.The individual was over the age of 60 with pre-existing health issues and had lab-confirmed illness that was being investigated prior to death. Out of respect for grieving family and friends, CDH has provided this essential information but will retain any patient-specific information as confidential. Read the News Release

March 25, 2020: Governor Little issues statewide stay-home order, signs extreme emergency declaration.

The statewide order is is available at coronavirus.idaho.gov. This order is effective 3/25/2020 and will remain in effect for 21 days. It allows the state to more effectively increase health care capacity, take steps to reduce and slow coronavirus spread, and take rapid and decisive steps to improve the condition of Idahoans whose jobs and incomes are being harmed by the pandemic. The Governor and public health officials will evaluate later whether to extend the order past 21 days.


Central District Health continues to offer a COVID-19 call center Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 208-321-2222. Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is now offering a new resource hotline for people feeling overwhelmed, isolated, or distress because of COVID-19. That hotline is available 24/7 at 888-330-3010. Please refer to https://www.cdh.idaho.gov/dac-coronavirus for the latest local numbers and https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/ for statewide information.


MORE PRESS RELEASE ARCHIVE

Multilingual Statewide Stay-Home Order Resources:

Stay-Home Order (Arabic) (PDF)

Stay-Home Order (Russian) (PDF)

Stay-Home Order (Swahilil) (PDF)


ABOUT US

Message from the Director

CDH, Public Health District IV, is one of seven public health districts within the state of Idaho, serving Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley counties. 

The health districts were established in 1970 under Idaho Code to ensure essential public health services are made available to protect the health of all citizens of the state – no matter how large or small their county population. 

CDH is governed by a seven-member board of health, which is appointed by the county commissioners of the district’s four counties.

With a vision of Healthy People in Healthy Communities, CDH’s emphasis is on decreasing risk factors for chronic disease, improving quality of life and increasing the years of healthy life among residents.

We encourage you to learn more about our many programs and services

Our Locations

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Services & Programs

Reproductive Health Clinic

Immunization Clinic – offered to children from birth through 18

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program

Environmental Health – Includes food establishment and child care inspection information

Health Policy & Promotion – Includes tobacco cessation programs, Fit & Fall Proof™ classes, Physical Activity and Nutrition, and more

Communicable Diseases

Public Health Preparedness

Oral Health Programs – for children

Parents as Teachers – parenting program

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health – in-home mental health

Frequently Asked Questions

If you would like to keep in touch with CDH, sign up to receive news and information, and follow us on Facebook.

Please drop us an email if you have a suggestion on how we can better serve you.

Sincerely,
Russell A.Duke
District Director


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CENTRAL DISTRICT HEALTH

CDH, Public Health District IV, is one of seven public health districts within the state of Idaho, serving the counties of Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley. The health districts were established in 1970 under Idaho Code to ensure essential public health services are made available to protect the health of all citizens of the state – no matter how large or small their county population. With a vision of Healthy People in Healthy Communities, CDH’s emphasis is on decreasing risk factors for chronic disease, improving quality of life and increasing the years of healthy life among residents.

We encourage you to learn more about our many programs and services.

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CONTACT US

CENTRAL DISTRICT HEALTH

BOISE

707 N Armstrong Pl
Boise, Idaho 83704

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

View Family & Clinic Services Hours


MCCALL

703 1st St., McCall, ID 83638 
[208] 634-7194


MOUNTAIN HOME

520 E. 8th Street N, Mountain Home, ID 83647 
[208] 587-4407


Contact Links

Public Health Districts

District 1 – Panhandle Health District 
http://panhandlehealthdistrict.org/
877-415-5225 Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

District 2 – North Central Health District
http://idahopublichealth.com/
208-748-0400 or 1-866-736-6632 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays

District 3 – Southwest District Health
https://phd3.idaho.gov
208-455-5411 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays

District 4 – Central District Health
https://cdhd.idaho.gov/
208-321-2222 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays

District 5 – South Central Public Health
https://phd5.idaho.gov/
208-737-1138 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays

District 6 – Southeastern Idaho Public Health
https://siphidaho.org/
208-234-5875 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays

District 7 – Eastern Idaho Public Health
https://eiph.idaho.gov
208-522-0310 or 855-533-3160 Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays


Today is World Cancer Day. Share your story and talk about how progress is possible. #WorldCancerDay #IAmAndIWill

Posted by Central District Health on Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Take the 30-Day Parent Challenge - Challenge #20

Download the 30-Day Parent Challenge list and try completing all the activities with your child.Kids who are actively engaged in something they love benefit from increased self-esteem, more success in school, and healthier peer relationships. Plus, they’re more likely to spend their time and energy on their favorite activity than on negative behaviors like underage drinking. Help your child find and pursue their passion!The full list of challenges can be found here: https://betheparents.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/30DayChallenge.pdf

Posted by Central District Health on Thursday, October 10, 2019

CDHD Staff Support #DenimDay

CDHD employees are recognizing #DenimDay, which supports survivors of sexual assault and raises awareness about the danger of victim blaming. There is no excuse and never an invitation for sexual assault. #NoMoreVictimBlaming

Posted by Central District Health on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Kuna Walk Audit - The Looking Glass Academy

Just how walkable is your community for all users? A walk audit in Kuna today looked at helpful elements like wide sidewalks and truncated domes (those raised bumps before a crosswalk), as well as the challenges, some of which we don't think about when it comes to walking around our communities.

Posted by Central District Health on Monday, April 2, 2018

What are YOU grateful for this holiday season? CDHD employees are sharing their appreciation through a Gratitude Tree. Share your gratefulness by leaving us a comment!

Posted by Central District Health on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A little Halloween fun around CDHD's Boise office...

Posted by Central District Health on Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CDHD staff supports #denimday to bring awareness to sexual violence and #victimblaming. #gearup

Posted by Central District Health on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program services are coming to Garden City in January! Want to book an appointment? Call 327-7488 today!

Posted by Central District Health on Tuesday, December 2, 2014