As independent agencies, Idaho's seven health districts are primary outlets for public health services. These districts work closely with Health and Welfare and other state and local agencies. Each district responds to local needs to provide services that may vary from district to district, ranging from community health nursing and home health nursing to environmental health, dental hygiene and nutrition. For information about services in your community, click on your district on the map below to go to that public health district's website.
Created with RaphaŽl 2.0.1

Panhandle Health District

Director: Lora Whalen
8500 N. Atlas Road
Hayden, ID 83835
FAX: 208-415-5101

North Central Health District

Director: Carol M. Moehrle
215 10th Street
Lewiston, ID 83501
FAX: 208-799-0349

Southwest District Health

Director: Nikole Zogg 
13307 Miami Lane 
Caldwell, ID 83607
FAX: 208-454-7722

Central District Health Department

Director: Russell A. Duke
707 North Armstrong Place
Boise, ID 83704-0825
FAX: 208-327-7100

South Central Public Health District

Director: Melody Bowyer
1020 Washington Street N.
Twin Falls, ID 83301-3156
FAX: 208-734-9502

Southeastern Idaho Public Health

Director: Maggie Mann
1901 Alvin Ricken Drive
Pocatello, ID 83201
FAX: 208-234-7169

Eastern Idaho Public Health

Director: Geri Rackow
1250 Hollipark Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
FAX: 208-525-7063
Live Better Idaho is a collaborative effort between the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and Community Partners in Idaho to help Idahoans seek, find and access services online. This site has been designed to help families and individuals Discover and Connect with services that can Empower them to Live Better.
The Idaho Wellness Guide was created to help people in Idaho find local resources to stay healthy or manage a chronic condition like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and others. There are resources listed here to help you quit tobacco, lose weight, take care of your oral health and many more. Healthy behaviors-such as eating a nutritious diet, being physically active and not smoking- can prevent, lessen and even eliminate some chronic health problems.
The 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine, a free statewide community Information and Referral service, is a program of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Our comprehensive database includes programs that offer free or low cost health and human services or social services, such as rental assistance, energy assistance, medical assistance, food and clothing, child care resources, emergency shelter, and more.
Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) Idaho is a voluntary network of organizations, agencies, businesses, and individuals committed to creating an environment where all Idahoans can live a healthy, active life! The HEAL Idaho Network envisions communities where the healthy choice is the easy choice, fostered through collaboration and partnership.

Regional Collaboratives (RCs) have convened throughout all seven Public Health Districts (PHDs) to support the Statewide Healthcare Innovation Plan (SHIP). The RC’s are co-chaired by two local physicians and the local PHD Directors in order to facilitate the development of medical neighborhoods designed to strengthen patient care coordination.

For more information about each of the seven RCs, visit their websites using the links below:

Panhandle Health District RC

Public Health - Idaho North Central District RC

Southwest District Health RC

Central District Health RC

South Central Public Health District RC

Southeastern Idaho Public Health RC

Eastern Idaho Public Health District RC