Health Department

About Us

515 S. Liberty St.
Independence, MO 64050
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday, except for most government holidays
Phone: (816) 325-7182

Health Department

The Independence Health Department was formed in 1963. The staff started with one physician and, over the years, has grown to a department of more than 25 full-time employees consisting of public health nurses, health educators, policy specialists, and code enforcers. Today, the Independence Health Department includes four main divisions: Administration, Disease Prevention, Environmental Public Health, and Communicable Disease & Immunization.

The Health Department is committed to protecting its citizens and visitors in all matters pertaining to public health and recognizes the value of community collaboration for expanded opportunities to better serve our citizens.  We are dedicated to a process that results in greater citizen satisfaction throughout all our divisions.


Administrative Offices
Phone: (816) 325-7182
                          Fax: (816) 325-7074
Environmental Public Health -       Animal Services
Phone: (816) 325-7205
Environmental Public Health -             Property Maintenance
Phone: (816) 325-7193
Disease Prevention
Phone: (816) 325-7185

Communicable Disease & Immunizations
Phone: (816) 325-7185                        Fax: (816) 325-7098

Environmental Public Health - Permitted Establishments
Phone: (816) 325-7194