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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. 

2018 Community Health Assessment
St. Joseph and Buchanan County residents are invited to take part in a community health assessment being conducted by the City of St. Joseph Health Department. The survey is open to any resident 18 years of age or older with an interest in influencing the direction of health education, health and prevention services, and programs made available through the health department and with our community partners. Please click to follow the link 

2016 Annual Report
A lot of work goes into finding ways to improve the quality of life and well-being of our community. The City of St. Joseph Health Department staff are committed to the efforts to prevent, promote, and protect the public health of St. Joseph. Each year carries the promise of fresh ideas and new opportunities for improving the health of the community, and we look forward to that journey. To view the report click here.

Smoke-Free Ordinance and/or Air Quality Control

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report 

2013 Annual Report

BRFSS - Health Survey by PHONE