Welcome to the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center!

The Cape Girardeau County Health Department was created in 1986 when county residents approved the establishment of a property tax to support public health activities. Public efforts are designed to prevent illness, prolong life and improve and protect the health of all the people in our community.

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.

We are proud to serve Cape Girardeau County, and want you to be aware of all of the services we offer. Please browse our services menu as well as the rest of the site for important information for you and your family.

Questions? Comments? Please contact us through our FORM or using one of the methods below:


1121 Linden Street
PO Box 1839
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
(573) 335-7846
Fax: (573) 335-5909
(573) 335-7846 ext. 128
(573) 335-2229
Fax: (573) 339-8768
Monday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Late clinics available. Call for details.
(573) 335-4330

The Health Center is governed by a 5 member elected Board of Trustees that serves for a 4 year term.

News & Announcements

Lead Screenings

We offer lead screenings for children age 1 to 6 years.
Cost is $10 unless you have Medicaid.
Call 573-335-7846 to schedule a screening.
Want more info on how lead affects you and yours?