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

Residents To Take Precautions For Extreme Heat
The Department of Health encourages residents to take precautions for extreme heat and provides safety tips and resource information.
News/Announcement | Division of Health | 07/13/2015

Take Steps to Reduce the Risk of Mosquito Borne Illnesses
The City of St. Louis Department of Health is advising residents to take steps to protect themselves and their families from mosquito borne illnesses.
Press release | Department of Health | 07/06/2015

DOH Cautions Residents about Increased Health Risks during Heat Advisory
The National Weather Service in St. Louis has issued a heat advisory, which will be in effect from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. this evening.
Press release | Department of Health | 06/22/2015

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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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