Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

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Saint Louis County Department of Health About Your Health Department


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Dr. Gunn
Dolores J. Gunn, M.D.
Saint Louis County
Department of Health

I would like to welcome you to the homepage for the Saint Louis County Department of Health! The purpose of this site is to bring public health services and information closer to county citizens. We want to make it easy for you to find public health problem-solvers and conduct business with us. This site promotes the core functions and essential services of public health. It is just one more way we support the vision and the mission of the Department of Health.

We also want to use this page to listen to your thoughts about public health – about why we do what we do. Tell me what you think! If you have a specific complaint that requires immediate action, please contact my office at (314) 615-1600. Thank you.


The Mission of Your Health Department

The Saint Louis County Department of Health promotes optimal health for people who live, work, or visit the county. This is accomplished by monitoring and assessing the public health status of the county, and by developing programs and/or policies that prevent illness or injury.

Your Health Department’s Vision

We will be a progressive public health department providing a full array of services which includes assessment, policy development, and assurances for health information, disease and injury prevention, and environmental health.

What Is Public Health?

Public health is the science and practice of protecting and improving the health of a community through a variety of means, including preventative medicine, health education, the control of communicable diseases, the application of sanitary measures, and the monitoring of environmental hazards. For more in-depth information, visit: What Is Public Health?

Employment, Internships, and Volunteering

The Saint Louis County Department of Health does not have its own job search site; however, you can view Department of Health jobs using the following link: Saint Louis County Current Openings.

For more information about internships, please visit the department’s Internship Program page.

For more information about volunteering at the Saint Louis County Department of Health, please visit our Volunteer Program page.

Your Health Department's New Campus

The Saint Louis County Department of Health has contructed a new Health Campus at 6121 North Hanley Road in Berkeley (near the intersection of North Hanley Road and Airport Road). The new facility will serve as the main administrative headquarters for the entire health department as well as house the majority of health department programs and employees. To learn more click here.

Other Department Information

Additional information about the department and its various programs can be found using the following links:

Specific programs within the department can be found using the following links: