COVID-19 Information

All Missourians, ages 16 and up, are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Schedule

Please visit for links to sign up
 for COVID vaccine wait lists and other COVID information.

Click here for COVID-19 Vaccine Info & Missouri's Vaccination Plan

Welcome to the
Cape Girardeau County
Public Health Center!

**Due to COVID-19 all services are by APPOINTMENT ONLY**


The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center is ready to help you realize a healthy and full life. We offer many health services to the area.

Many services are available to anyone regardless of financial status and are free of charge. Some clinics have financial guidelines and reasonable fees based on the cost of providing the service. 

Please browse our site for more information on services, as well as some educational tools to help you live the healthiest life possible!

Our address and hours of operation are listed below, and if you have questions or comments, please use our Contact Form. Thanks for visiting!


Click on COVID-19 Information
or to view the Public Health COVID-19 Proclamation 
and the June 5th Proclamation Reminder and Updates

The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Board voted unanimously on Monday, March 8, 2021, to immediately rescind the Face Covering Order. The Public Health Board wants to make it clear they continue to strongly recommend face-coverings be worn by residents and visitors of Cape Girardeau County. The Order was initially put into effect on July 13, 2020, and amended on October 27, 2020, to include the following events needed for the Board to consider rescinding or amending the Order.

1. The Viral (RT-PCR) Lab Test Positivity Rate for Cape Girardeau County is below 5% for a two-week period, AND the rolling 14-day case count of new COVID-19 cases is below 200 for a two-week period. The Emergency Face Covering Order will then be lowered to "strongly recommended." The Order will revert to "required" if the positivity rate goes above 10% for a two-week period, and the rolling case count of new COVID-19 cases goes above 250 for a two-week period.
2. A COVID-19 vaccine becomes widely available to the general public
3. A highly-effective, relatively low-cost COVID-19 therapeutic treatment becomes widely available.

The Board has determined the first criteria has been met. This was based on the 14-day case count of new cases staying below 200 for a two-week period and the guidance of Medical Director Dr. John Russell. The positivity rate was omitted because the Board felt it was no longer an accurate measure with the significant decrease in testing.

              The rescinding of the Order does not supersede other governing bodies such as the Federal, state, and school board requirements. The Public Health Board supports and highly recommends businesses and schools continue to require masks.

  Flu Shots are now available by appointment. Call 573-335-7846
to schedule an appointment. Walk-in services are not available.

Are you curious about what health conditions affect residents of
Cape Girardeau County? 
To view our current Community Health Assessment, click here!

Notice for Bids
The Cape County Public Health Center is accepting bids from qualified providers for the Roof Replacement Project on Building A of the Health Center located at 1121 Linden Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The Health Center will entertain and evaluate all qualified and deemed appropriate proposals that meet the specific criteria outlined in the Request for Proposal (RFP). Please contact Jane Wernsman, Director, with any questions, to schedule an examination of the roof, and to receive a copy of the RFP at 573-335-7846, or The deadline for questions concerning this RFP is May 19, 2021. Bid submission deadline is May 24, 2021, at 4 PM, followed by the Bid Opening. Please return proposals by mail or in person to the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center, Attn: Jane Wernsman, 1121 Linden Street, P.O. Box 1839, Cape Girardeau, MO 63702. Provide 5 copies in a sealed envelope marked as Proposal for Roof Replacement. Late submissions will not be accepted and shall be returned unopened. the Board of Trustees will evaluate the responsive proposals at their May 25, 2021 meeting.