Idaho Public Health Districts
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
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 - panhandlehealthdistrict.org
Panhandle Health District
8500 N. Atlas Rd.
Hayden, ID 83835
District 2 - idahopublichealth.com
Public Health - Idaho North Central District
215 10th Street
Lewiston, ID 83501
District 3 - www.publichealthidaho.com
Southwest District Health
13307 Miami Lane
Caldwell, ID 83607
District 4 - www.cdhd.idaho.gov
Central District Health Department
707 N Armstrong Place
Boise, ID 83704-0825
District 5 - www.phd5.idaho.gov
South Central Public Health District
1020 Washington St North
Twin Falls, ID 83301
District 6 - www.siphidaho.org
Southeastern Idaho Public Health
1901 Alvin Ricken Drive
Pocatello, Id 83201
District 7 - www.eiph.idaho.gov
Eastern Idaho Public Health
1250 Hollipark Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83401