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Change of Services to Minors

As of July 1, 2024, as per Idaho’s Senate Bill 1329, except as otherwise provided by court order, parental consent is required for those under 18 years of age. Central District Health can’t provide health care services to a minor child without obtaining the prior consent of the minor child's parent or legal guardian.

Vaping Education, Resources Available to Parents/Guardians

Central District Health is offering free virtual CATCH My Breath training sessions throughout the year. Parents and guardians will learn important facts about the youth vaping epidemic and discover resources available for their families to help reduce youth vaping.

CDH Offers Low- to No-Cost Services This Summer in McCall

CDH is offering low- to no-cost services this summer from 1:30-5:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month in June, July and August at its Valley County offices in McCall

Free Resources Support Students’ Mental Health During Summer Break

Central District Health reminds students and their families in the Boise, Kuna and West Ada school districts that there are free mental health resources available during the summer break.

Drug Overdose Support, Resources Available to Valley County Residents

In response to the recent loss of four lives due to drug overdoses in Valley County, Central District Health and Valley County Opioid Response Project (VCORP) encourage community members to learn about local resources to raise awareness.

CDH Offers Free Health Tools and Resources Online

Central District Health has launched the CDH Storefront, a one-stop online shop for community members in Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley counties to order health resources and educational materials.

CDH Reminds Community to be Proactive on World TB Day

Central District Health is reminding community members and health practitioners to be proactive towards preventing tuberculosis spread in our communities during World Tuberculosis Day on March 24.  

Pertussis (whooping cough) on the rise in southwest Idaho

The number of people reported with pertussis in southwest Idaho during the first two months of this year has recently spiked. Cases include a newborn hospitalized for the infection, as well as cases from spread in a school, several households, and community settings.

CDH, Boise School District Offering WIC Clinics at Taft

Central District Health is partnering with the Boise School District to present a pilot program that offers free WIC clinics at elementary schools to support families who qualify for the program.

CDH Alerts About Rising Cases of Pertussis in 2024

Central District Health advises that there have been 14 cases of pertussis (whooping cough) reported in Ada County since Jan. 1, 2024, compared to seven cases total for the 12 months in 2023 and two cases in 2022. No cases have been reported in Boise, Elmore or Valley counties so far this year.

Central District Health Conducting a Tuberculosis Investigation

Central District Health (CDH) is investigating a probable case of tuberculosis (TB) in a resident of the Boise State University campus. The individual has not lived in Boise or attended Boise State since Dec. 15, 2023.

Media Advisory: Media Invited to Learn about Three-Year Community Health Implementation Plan

The Western Idaho Community Health Collaborative (WICHC) will hold a press conference to present Idaho’s first community-driven Regional Health Implementation Plan.

Free Resources Support Students’ Mental Health During Winter Break

Central District Health reminds students and their families that there are free mental health resources available during the winter break.

CDH Confirms Local Transmission of Mpox in Ada County

Central District Health has confirmed local transmission of the mpox virus in Ada County. Since the two first cases of mpox in Idaho this year were confirmed on Nov. 2, four additional residents in Ada County have been diagnosed with mpox. Investigation is ongoing, but three of these new patients reported no recent travel.

Mpox returns to Idaho: Health authorities stress importance of vaccination

IDHW and CDH announced the first two reported people diagnosed with mpox in Idaho since last year. Investigation is ongoing, but both persons reported traveling outside the state, which may be related to these diagnoses. Both people diagnosed with mpox are Ada County residents.

Health Officials Investigating Ada County Outbreak Linked to Raw Milk

Central District Health (CDH) announced today it is investigating recent reports of illness in five Ada County residents that may be associated with the consumption of unpasteurized (raw) milk. 

Central District Health Offering Flu Vaccinations and Updated COVID-19 Vaccine

Central District Health is now accepting appointments for seasonal influenza (flu) and COVID-19 vaccinations to help curb the spread of respiratory viruses.

Measles reported in Idaho resident

An adult male with confirmed measles has been reported in southwest Idaho.

CDH Tobacco Cessation Classes Now Scheduling

Central District Health is offering virtual and in-person tobacco cessation classes through its “Kick it Idaho” campaign.

Diving into Water Safety at the Pool

As the summer sun blazes overhead, people of all ages enjoy time in or near a swimming pool for some splashing fun.


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