The Health Department is charged by the City Charter to enforce and administer the laws of the State, the provisions of the Charter and Ordinances relating to public health, and environmental health and safety. The department ensures the public's health through activities that protect the public from environmental hazards, prevent injury and disease, and promote healthy lifestyles. These goals are accomplished through enforcement of ordinances, health promotion, planning, and surveillance activities.
Public health benefits everyone, every day, and all the time. The City of Independence believes that public health is an investment in the lives of Independence residents.
These pages are still under construction. For general questions regarding the Health Department, please call 816-325-7803.
Healthcare providers needing to report a communicable disease, please call 816-325-7176.