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Health Department
The services offered at the City of St. Joseph Health Department are confidential and free of charge unless otherwise noted. At the health department, we believe that growing up is a life-long adventure. Our goal is to provide services and information to help our community stay healthy and grow up happy.

We aim to prevent illness, improve and protect the well being of our citizens, and encourage healthy behavior through proactive measures.

Health department services are available to everyone in our community.


The department also ensures public health preparedness and establishes the capacity to respond effectively to public health threats and other emergencies through its emergency planning and preparedness division. Their efforts focus on assessment and planning, surveillance and epidemiological capacity, laboratory capacity, communications, information technology, risk communication, and education and training. 

Preparing for Flu Season

2014 Flu Vaccine
The St Joseph Health Department will administer influenza vaccine until on-hand supplies run out. The vaccine is available to persons 6 months or older, but please call before coming to confirm availability, 816-271-4725.

Those with insurance, Medicare or MO HealthNet are asked to present their card at the clinic registration. This is the first year the Health Department is accepting private insurance as a form of payment for flu vaccine, so the clinic is more accessible than ever. While we will charge insurance for reimbursement, we are not charging an out-of-pocket fee to anyone. At the St. Joseph Health Department, your flu shot won't cost you anything!

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Smoke-Free Ordinance
Voters passed the Smoke-Free Indoor Air Workplaces and Public Places Ordinance on April 8, 2014. The ordinance shall be in full force and effect on June 7, 2014. For more information on this ordinance, visit the Environmental & Food Safety division,

Air Quality 

The City of St. Joseph Health Department 2013 Annual Report

BRFSS - Health Survey by PHONE