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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

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.


  • Beginning Monday, June 1, residents should call 573.874.7355 to set up in-person appointments for immunizations and other clinical services.

    Official information from the City of Columbia and Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) can be found at The City will also be utilizing City and PHHS official social media accounts to post updates. They can be found at @CoMoGov on Facebook and Twitter and @CoMoHealthDept on Facebook and @CoMo_HealthDept on Twitter.

    • Walk-in environmental health, clinic and WIC services will be eliminated. Appointments will be required so that social distancing is maintained and to increase staff capacity for COVID-19 response.

    • Please be mindful of keeping a safe 6′ physical distance, for the protection of the visitors and the staff.

    • On a short-term basis, the following services will not be offered: food handler classes, lab testing, WIC classes, smoking cessation, blood pressure/blood sugar screening, lead testing, and in-person home visiting.

    • All visitors will be screened upon entering for illness and travel history.

    • Enhanced building cleaning and disinfection occurs on a continuous basis.

    • Waiting areas have been rearranged to allow for social distancing.

  • Starting 4/6/20, in an effort to protect our patients, residents, staff and community during this COVID-19 pandemic, we will be making some changes to the way we deliver clinical services here at Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services. We will be postponing some services when appropriate and offering some of our clinical services remotely.

    For services that are needed now, we will be doing a phone or video visit first and then arranging for in-person services if that is needed after the phone or video visit. All in-person visits must be scheduled. We will not be able to see patients on a walk-in basis during this time. This process is subject to change if needed. We genuinely want to provide any urgently needed services and are doing everything we can to balance that with the desire to stop the spread of COVID-19.

    Please call 573.874.7249 if you are in need of our clinical services during this time.

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Our Services: 

Animal Control

  • Supports responsible pet ownership. Keeps 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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