Public Health

Committed to protecting and enhancing the health and quality of life for all members of the community, the Department of Public Health responds through actions by three divisions - Health Services, 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 Health Services 

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

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.