Community Health & the Environment

Committed to protecting and enhancing the health and quality of life for all members of the community, the department responds through actions by 3 divisions - Public Health, Environmental Health and Protection, and Humane Services. To achieve this goal, the department coordinates with federal, state, and local organizations to provide a wide range of services that have a profound impact on the lives of St. Charles County’s residents and visitors each day.
Division of Environmental Health & Protection
The Division of Environmental Health and Protection protects the public and businesses of St. Charles County through programs that promote healthy environmental conditions and reduce risks. This includes the inspection and licensing of food-service retailers and providers, daycare centers, aquatic and recreation facilities, body art facilities, mosquito control, and natural resource management.

Division of Humane Services
The Division of Humane Services shelters and adopts animals, educates pet owners, provides animal control services, and investigates incidents involving animal cruelty and neglect.

Division of Public Health
The Division of Public Health encompasses programs that include an Immunization clinic for children and adults; nutrition education and supplemental food services for Women, Infants, and Children; an STD Prevention and Treatment clinic; Communicable Disease reporting and investigation; the distribution of Vital Records; Health Promotion and Education for schools and organizations; and Epidemiology.