Southeastern Idaho Public Health

Child Care
Child Care
SIPH conducts health and safety inspections for childcare facilities within our 8 county district for licensed childcare facilities and those that are participating in the Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP).
Bed Bugs
Bed Bugs
Bed bugs, a problem worldwide, are resurging, causing property loss, expense, and inconvenience. The good news is that bed bugs do not transmit disease.
Drinking Water
Drinking Water
Environmental Health Specialists provide technical assistance and monitoring oversight for small public drinking water systems per a contract with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality.
Food Safety
Food Safety
Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) Environmental Health Specialists regulate and inspect food establishments, vendors, and food processing establishments to ensure safety and sanitation.
Land Development
Land Development
Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) works in cooperation with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality by releasing sanitary restriction on platted subdivisions having city water and city sewer.
Mold & Indoor Air
Mold & Indoor Air
Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) acts as a clearinghouse for information and provides technical assistance related to mold or other indoor air quality contaminants (e.g. formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, radon, asbestos, etc.).
Pools
Pools
The role of Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) is to permit and inspect public swimming facilities and provide technical support and public outreach to the community concerning water illness and other concerns.
Septic Systems
Septic
Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) regulates subsurface sewage disposal systems within the 8 county district.
Swimmers Itch
Swimmers Itch
Swimmer’s itch, also called cercarial dermatitis, appears as a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction to certain parasites that infect some birds and mammals.
Ticks
Ticks
Ticks are generally found near the ground, in brushy or wooded areas. They can’t jump or fly. Instead, they climb tall grasses or shrubs and wait for a potential host to brush against them. When this happens, they climb onto the host and seek a site for attachment.
Vectors
Vectors
A disease that is transmitted to humans or other animals by an insect or other arthropod is called a vector borne disease. In Idaho, the vectors of most concern are mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas.
Wildfire Smoke
Wildfire Smoke
Wildfire smoke contains a mixture of gases, chemicals, and fine particles from burning wood and other materials. The most dangerous pollutant in wildfire smoke is fine particulate matter because it is small enough to travel into the lungs and bloodstream.