Columbia/Boone County Department of
Public Health and Human Services
1005 West Worley St.
Hours: Monday – Friday • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Main Phone: 573.874.7355
Additional department phone lines
Emergency/Disease Reporting (24/7): 1.800.392.0272
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.
- Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
- Business Guidance 06/18/20 opens PDF file (COVID-19)opens PDF file
- Grocery Store Guidance (COVID-19)opens PDF file
- Curbside Pickup Guidance opens PDF file (COVID-19)
- Director of Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services releases Order No. 2020-06 (effective beginning 5/26/20)opens PDF file
- Boone County Order No. 2020-06C Notice and Issuance of Rules and Regulations regarding Gatherings in Boone County – Reopening Plan – Phase 2, Step 2 (opens PDF file effective beginning 5/26/20)opens PDF file
- City Order No 2020-06: Notice and Issuance of Rules and Regulations (opens PDF file effective beginning 5/26/20)opens PDF file
- Order 2020-06 FAQ (effective beginning 5/26/20)opens PDF file
Any Missouri residents who wish to be tested with a nasal swab to see if they have an active COVID-19 infection can do so at the specified sites in each region at no cost to the individual. Missouri residency is the only requirement; individuals do not have to live in the county in which they are tested, and they do not have to be experiencing symptoms.
- Boone County
- June 1-2, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Hickman High School, Columbia
- Cape Girardeau County
- June 5, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Arena Park, Cape Girardeau
- Greene County
- June 4-5, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield
- Jackson County
- May 26-30, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Silverstein Eye Center Arena, Independence
- Jefferson County
- June 1-2, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Faith Community Church, House Springs
- June 3, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Hillsboro Civic Center, Hillsboro
- St. Charles County
- May 26-28, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., St. Charles County Public Health Department, St. Charles
- May 29-30, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.. The Youth Activity Park, Dardenne Prairie
Online pre-registration is highly encouraged and will allow for the testing event to run efficiently for patients. Those without access to online pre-registration can call the Missouri COVID-19 hotline for registration assistance at 877-435-8411.
- Boone County
- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding COVID-19. At 8 a.m. today, the hotline opened and can be reached at 877.435.8411. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Glove usage for food service workers during COVID-19opens PDF file
As of March 13, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released an expanded list of nearly 200 products, including 40 new products that went through the agency’s expedited review process, that are effective for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel #coronavirus that causes #COVID-19. That list can be found here: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2
- Frequently asked questions about flu season
- Properly disposing of pharmaceuticals
- Cooling Centers now open!
- Staying safe in the summer heat
- Boone County ranks in top 10 healthiest counties in Missouri
- Proposed Drink Specials Regulations Information
- Public Health and Human Services continues 2019 rural flu clinic schedule
- October Prescription Drug Take-Back
- Hy-Vee Pharmacies Installing Drug Take Back Receptacles
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 CoMo.gov/Coronavirus. 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.
Two people will be allowed in the front lobby at one time while 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 over the coming weeks. 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.