Health Department

The city of St. Joseph Health Department has limited public access to ensure proper social distancing and help reduce the spread of virus. Please contact the health department if you have concerns related to our services at 271-4636. The Social Welfare Board can be reached at 233-5188 to schedule an in person or telehealth appointment. 

In an effort to help provide information and answers to the public regarding city issues surrounding COVID-19, the city of St. Joseph has established a centralized phone number for residents to call. The phone number for the call center is 271-4613 and will be answered Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, subject to call volume and events occurring related to COVID-19. As time and events evolve and develop, the hours may change.

The Health Department is committed to providing citizens with health care programs that promote healthy lifestyles, education, disease prevention and assessment and are committed to the development and maintenance of a healthy environment. Services provided through the health department are available to everyone. The department also ensures public health preparedness and establishes the capacity to respond effectively to public health threats and other emergencies through its emergency planning and preparedness division. Efforts focus on assessment and planning, surveillance and epidemiological capacity, laboratory capacity, communications, information technology, risk communication, education and training.