People often take public health for granted in Saint Louis County: our drinking water will not make us ill; our restaurants and supermarkets will not poison us; we and our children will not catch fatal diseases from neighbors or school friends.
A thin shield - a fine web of public health practices and personal habits - protects us from the nasty, brutish and short life that has been the rule for so much of human history. Two important facets of the shield are communicable disease control and health education.
Communicable disease control services:
The administrative offices for the Communicable Disease Control Services program are headquartered at:
6121 North Hanley Road
Berkeley, MO 63134
Normal business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
After-hours emergency number:
(Please note that testing for communicable diseases are NOT offered at the administrative offices. For information about testing at the department’s three health centers, please visit http://www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/HealthCentersandMedicalServices.)
Saint Louis County CDC Services provide:
- Year-round immunization services for children and adults
- Special Immunization services such as
- Fall flu campaigns and other prevention campaigns as needed
- General protection against a wide variety of communicable diseases
- Control of outbreaks, containment of effects, tracking down contacts to be sure they're treated and to be sure the community is safe
- Tuberculosis control services
- Sexually transmitted disease control services
- HIV counseling and testing including
- Metropolitan St. Louis AIDS Program
- The refugee health program
- Travel shots
We also assure that communicable disease control measures are built into other County health and environmental services.