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Idaho Public Health Districts

2015-2019 Idaho Public Health Districts Strategic Plan

FY 2015 Performance Measurement Report

Idaho Association of Counties Contract

Idaho’s seven Public Health Districts were established in 1970 under Chapter 4, Title 39, Idaho Code. They were created to insure essential public health services are made available to protect the health of all citizens of the State—no matter how large their county population.


It is legislative intent that health districts operate and be recognized not as state agencies or departments, but as governmental entities whose creation has been authorized by the state, much in the manner as other single purpose districts.


For the purposes of this chapter , a public health district is not a subdivision of the state and shall be considered an independent body corporate and politic pursuant to section 1, article VIII, of the constitution of the state of Idaho, and is not authorized hereby to levy taxes nor to obligate the state of Idaho concerning such financing.


The law (IDAPA 39-409) stipulates that Public Health Districts provide the basic services of public health education, physical health, environmental health and health administration. However, the law does not restrict the districts solely to these categories.

Idaho Districting Law

Districting Law - Idaho Code, Title 39, Chapter 4, Sections 401 through 426 and IDAPA Rules



Public Health's Vision

While Idaho’s Public Health Districts are locally based we share a common vision and mission.

Healthy People in Healthy Communities

Public Health's Mission

  • To PREVENT disease, disability, and premature death;
  • To PROMOTE healthy lifestyles; and
  • To PROTECT the health and quality of the environment

Idaho's Public Health Districts

District 1 -
Idaho Public Health Districts Map Panhandle Health District (PHD1) Public Health - Idaho North Central District (PHD2) Southwest District Health Central District Health Department South Central Public Health District Southeastern Idaho Public Health Eastern Idaho Public Health District
Panhandle Health District
8500 N. Atlas Rd.
Hayden, ID 83835


District 2 -
Public Health - Idaho North Central District
215 10th Street
Lewiston, ID 83501


District 3 -
Southwest District Health
13307 Miami Lane 
Caldwell, ID 83607


District 4 -
Central District Health Department
707 N Armstrong Place
Boise, ID 83704-0825


District 5 -
South Central Public Health District
1020 Washington St North
Twin Falls, ID 83301


District 6 -
Southeastern Idaho Public Health
1901 Alvin Ricken Drive
Pocatello, Id 83201


District 7 -
Eastern Idaho Public Health 
1250 Hollipark Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83401