Health Department

The Health Department is responsible for the health and safety of the community.

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Public Health plays a key role in enriching the quality of life throughout society even though the average resident isn't knowledgeable about public health. Public health is credited with adding 25 years to the life expectancy of people in the United States during the 20th century. Public health makes life better for all of us, by helping to protect our nation's health and safety, by providing credible information to enhance decision making, and through the continued creation of partnerships with local communities and organizations to promote good health. Thanks to public health we have come a long way since 1900 when life expectancy was 45 years and since 1913 when childbirth was the second leading cause of death (after tuberculosis) for reproductive age women.

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DOH Mission Statement and 10 Essential Functions of Public Health

Latest Health News

City of St. Louis to Host Youth Softball Camp and Exhibition Celebrity Softball Games As Part of Major League Baseball’s “Play Ball” Initiative
Let’s Move! STL will host St. Louis area youth at a softball camp as part of the “Play Ball” initiative.
Press release | Department of Health | 08/21/2015

2015 Special Enrollment Period Report – February 23 – June 30, 2015
The next open enrollment period for Marketplace coverage begins on November 1, 2015 for coverage starting on January 1, 2016.
News/Announcement | Department of Health | 08/18/2015

City of St. Louis Department of Health Partners with Barbers and Hairstylists to “Fade Out” Sexually Transmitted Infections
Efforts are underway to "Fade Out" sexually transmitted infections in the City Of St. Louis.
Press release | Department of Health | 08/07/2015

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Requst for Proposals (RFP) Emergency Veterinary Clinics for Animal Care and Control

Contact Information

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Phone: (314) 612-5100
Fax: (314) 612-5105

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

1520 Market , Room 4051
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

To report a public health emergency outside of office hours, please call 911.

To request a City service, file a complaint/compliment, or report problems affecting the public health, call the Citizens' Service Bureau at (314) 622-4800.

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