Health Department

Top 10

Top 10 Wins of 2015

The Health Department accomplished many things on behalf of the people of Sioux Falls in 2015. These are the achievements we consider to be the top wins of the past year.


Health Top 10 Wins
Zika Virus

Zika Virus

While Zika is a tropical mosquito-borne infection that is NOT known to be carried by the mosquitoes found in South Dakota, people traveling to the American tropics and sub-tropics should be aware of the Zika virus.  For the most current information on Zika virus, prevention methods, maps of Zika affected areas and the latest travel advisories, please see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent.
Zika Virus information on Zika Virua
myhealth

MyHealth Patient Portal

MyHealth Patient Portal offers secure online access to Falls Community Health anytime, day or night. By signing up, you will be able to manage your appointments, view lab results, send secure messages to your provider, and view your medication history.

To create a MyHealth account, contact Falls Community Health at (605) 367-8793 or stop by the reception desk for assistance.
Day Care

Day Care Provider Inspections

The City of Sioux Falls Health Department welcomes you to the Family Day Care Home Provider Inspection report website.
Video: Helping you find the right Daycare
Day Care Providers
Family Daycare Inspections
Fighting the Flu

Fighting the Flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following approach to fighting the flu
 • Take the time to get a flu vaccine
 • Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of respiratory virus
    ◦ cover your coughs and sneezes 
    ◦ stay away from sick people
    ◦ wash your hands
Good Habits Can Help Stop Germs
 

News Releases

Staying Healthy for the Holidays

The holidays are a time to give thanks, reflect, and celebrate. Because nobody likes to be sick during the holidays, give yourself, your family, and community the gift of …

Posted 11/24/2015 in Public Health

HealthCare.gov Enrollment Information Event

Professionally trained HealthCare.gov assisters and navigators will host a health insurance enrollment event on Monday, November 2, 2015, to help people in Sioux Falls …

Posted 10/29/2015 in Falls Community Health

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Medical Moment

Protecting Yourself from Insects
Products to use to protect yourself from insects and mosquitos...   [Watch Video]

Medical Moment

Recognizing Skin Cancer
First steps of recognizing skin cancer...   [Watch Video]

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City News - Annual Big Squeeze Effort Encourages Sioux Falls Residents to Know Their Numbers
The Big Squeeze 2014 is under way. Live Well Sioux Falls and The Big Squeeze community team kicked...   [Watch Video]

City Scene Health

City Scene - April 2014
Health: Project Nice and Keep 2014   [Watch Video]

Emergency Community Preparedness

Sioux Falls Emergency Community Preparedness
Many believe that disasters don’t happen in Sioux Falls or think it won’t happen to them. However, we have...   [Watch Video]


Video: Helping You Find the Right Daycare
An overview of information and assistance available for finding the right daycare...   [Watch Video]

Health Department Vision:

To understand and influence the health and well-being of the residents of Sioux Falls.

Health Department Mission:

To improve the quality of life for the residents of Sioux Falls by preventing or controlling disease, mitigating adverse health conditions and threats, and by providing an open door to primary health services.

The health department will meet the vision and mission statement through 5 key strategies

  • Monitoring community trends
  • Promoting health
  • Maintaining quality
  • Assuring fiscal strength
  • Creating an enthusiastic workforce