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 19 full-time employees consisting of public health nurses, health educators, policy specialists, and code enforcers. Additionally, the department provides oversight for the ambulance service.  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
Disease Prevention 
Phone: (816) 325-7185
Environmental Public Health -             Animal Services 
Phone: (816) 325-7205

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

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