Department of Health and Welfare, Central District Health, and Idaho Department of Labor partner to offer services at same Mountain Home location

DHW Communications

To streamline services and provide a better experience for customers, the Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) is moving its public-facing office in Mountain Home to a shared  location with Central District Health (CDH) and the Idaho Department of Labor (DOL).

DHW’s office, previously at 2420 American Legion Blvd., will relocate to 520 E. 8th St. N., in Mountain Home, and will begin doing business there on August 17.

The DHW employees who work in the office represent various programs in the department and assist Idahoans as they apply for Medicaid, Food Stamps, Cash Assistance, and Child Care Assistance. They also conduct safety assessments for child protection referrals and serve children and families in need of Foster Care services.

DHW staff continue to provide services without disruption by phone, email, fax, online through the DHW website, and in-person to individuals and families in programs such as Infant-Toddler, Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, Child Protection, and others.

The co-located office in Mountain Home is owned by Central District Health, which also leases space to the Idaho Department of Labor.

“The opportunity to offer a variety of valuable public services to Elmore County residents from one convenient location will make access considerably easier,” said Russ Duke, District Director for Central District Health. “Residents who qualify for services through DHW will have the opportunity to learn about the many family and clinic services offered by CDH.”

DHW maintains and staffs 18 other offices throughout Idaho that are open to the public. Visit to learn more.

About Central District Health services in Elmore County

Through its Elmore County office, CDH offers sick and well clinic visits, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Parents as Teachers (PAT), an in-home parenting support program for families with young children, Early Infant and Childhood Mental Health, an in-home and telehealth service, food establishment and childcare health and safety inspections, and septic plan reviews and permitting. CDH also operates offices in Boise and McCall, offering these same services. Visit to learn more.

About Idaho Department of Labor services in Elmore County

“Our partnership with the Central District Health Department has provided an easily accessible location for our Mountain Home customers to get personalized help finding jobs and training. We look forward to the expansion of this partnership to include Health & Welfare,” said Department of Labor Director Jani Revier.

Media contacts: 

Niki Forbing-Orr
Public Information Manager
Department of Health and Welfare

Christine Myron
Public Information Officer
Central District Health


Through its Elmore County office, the Idaho Department of Labor offers job seeker services include job listings, computer and internet access, veteran services, career guidance and workforce training. Services for employers include employee recruitment, pre-screening skills assessments, labor market information, hiring incentives and tax credits. Visit to learn more.

Offices for DHW, CDH, and DOL are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and are closed on all state-recognized holidays.