Scott County Health Department
Health Department Features
2015 Community Health Survey - We Need Your Input!
Beginning in late 2014, the health entities in our community, Scott County Health Department, Rock Island County Health Department, Community Health Care, Inc., Genesis Health System, UnityPoint Health - Trinity, and the Quad City Health Initiative, began undertaking the process of planning the next health needs assessment of our community. We need your help! As a member of our community, your input is valuable. What do you feel are the health related needs that impact your family and neighbors the most? Please share your opinion with us by taking this very short survey. The survey is anonymous and can be completed in less than 10 minutes! Results of the survey will help us plan ways to make our community healthier. Click below to get started:
Request for Application: Medical Examiner Transportation of Bodies for Autopsy
HPV vaccine in CANCER PREVENTION!
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus spread through sexual contact. HPV is so common, almost everyone will be infected with the virus at some point in their lives. HPV can be passed even when an infected person has no signs or symptoms. In most cases, HPV goes away on its own and people infected with the virus never knew they had it. However, when HPV does not go away, it can cause health problems such as genital warts and cancer. The best way to prevent the most common types of HPV is to receive the 3-does series of HPV vaccine. HPV vaccine is CANCER PREVENTION! For more information on HPV and the HPV vaccine, visit:
STD Awareness Month
April is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise public awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases on the lives of Americans and the importance of individuals discussing sexual health with their health care providers and with their partners. STDs are a major public health issue in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are approximately 20 million new cases of STDs in the U.S. each year, almost half of them among young people ages 15 to 24. Many of those who are infected do not know it. Many STDs do not have any symptoms. If you are sexually active, the only way to know for sure whether you have an STD is to get tested. STDs are preventable and treatable. Join with others this month and help raise awareness on the importance of Getting Yourself Tested!
For more information about where you can get tested, visit:
Public Health Month
Public Health is bigger than one agency. The Scott County Health Department and community partners work together to create a healthy community. Learn more about community efforts for safe water and septic, safe food, and disaster readiness below.
The Scott County Health Department is committed to promoting, protecting and preserving the health of the community by providing leadership and direction as advocates for the individual, the family, the community, and the environment we serve.
600 W. 4th St.
Davenport, Iowa 52801-1030 [ Map It ]
Phone: (563) 326-8618
Fax: (563) 326-8774
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
except on holidays