Columbia/Boone County Department of
Public Health and Human Services

1005 West Worley St.
Monday – Friday • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Main Phone: (573) 874-7355
Additional Department Phone Lines
Emergency/Disease Reporting (24/7):

Administration Fax: (573) 874-7756 
Communicable Disease Reporting Fax (CONFIDENTIAL): (573) 874-7597
Medical Records Fax (CONFIDENTIAL): (573) 874-7758
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Fax: (573) 874-7757

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Welcome to the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services! A nationally accredited public health department in the state of Missouri, we serve both the city of Columbia and surrounding communities within Boone County, Missouri.

Our mission is to promote and protect the health, safety and well-being of Boone County residents. We do this through leadership, partnership and service by coordinating with federal, state and local organizations to achieve our vision of optimal health, safety and well-being for all. Learn more.


Our Services: 

Animal Control
  • Supporting responsible pet ownership while keeping animals and the public safe by enforcing the City and County animal ordinances.
Clinical Services
  • Assists in preventing and treating diseases in order to help you stay healthy. Provides a variety of testing and immunizations, including HIV and STD testing.
Emergency & Disaster Preparedness
  • Routinely works with local agencies to plan against and respond to nearly every type of disaster.
Environmental Public Health
  • Promotes and protects public health by helping keep our surroundings safe and healthy. Provides education and ordinance enforcement. 
Health Promotion and Education
  • Provides education on healthy eating, HIV, STDs,  adolescent health and tobacco use. Offers HIV testing.  
Social Services
  • Works to address the causes and effects of poverty by purchasing, coordinating, and providing social services in our community.
Vital Records
  • Handles certified copies of Missouri Birth and Death Certificates, registration for domestic partnerships, and AED registration.
WIC & Community Nutrition
  • Provides income-based nutrition services to pregnant women, new mothers, babies, and children up to their 5th birthday.
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