Healthy Tip of the Day:
Power Outage: Food Safety

Guidelines for Food Safety in Power Outages 1. Do not store food outside.Temperature changes can cause food to thaw, allowing bacteria to grow. Instead, use clean, empty cans to collect free water outside and place them in the refrigerator, fr...     Read more >

Great tips on how to fight the flu

  Flu season is here and the Polk County Health Center reminds everyone that the season flu vaccine is the single best way to prevent the flu. PCHC has immunization clinics from 1-4 p.m. every Wednesday. The cost is f...     Read more >

When to Save/ Throw Out Food

Food in the refrigerator should be safe as long as power is out no more than 4 hours.  Keep the door closed as much as possible.  Discard any perishable food (meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and leftovers) that have been above 40 degrees for ...     Read more >