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4.14.17  MRC Member of the Year to be Recognized at May 2 Meeting 4.14.17 MRC Member of the Year to be Recognized at May 2 Meeting
The Department of Public Health will recognize its MRC Member of the Year at an orientation meeting on May 2. New and prospective members of the volunteer-based disaster response unit are welcomed to attend.
4.7.17  Expanded Income Guidelines Qualify More Families for WIC 4.7.17 Expanded Income Guidelines Qualify More Families for WIC
To provide more assistance to growing families, the income eligibility guidelines for participating in WIC have expanded. These new guidelines are effective through March 2018.
3.29.17  St. Charles County Tops Missouri's Healthiest Counties List 3.29.17 St. Charles County Tops Missouri's Healthiest Counties List
For the 8th consecutive year, a national report ranks St. Charles County at the top of Missouri's Healthiest Counties list.
3.23.17  St. Charles County Celebrates Earth Day With Electronics Recycling Collection 3.23.17 St. Charles County Celebrates Earth Day With Electronics Recycling Collection
The St. Charles County Division of Environmental Health and Protection will recognize Earth Day with an electronics recycling collection from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both April 21 and 22 at its Recycle Works Central and Recycle Works West locations.
2.28.17  SCC Public Health Recognizes Outstanding Food Safety, Sanitation 2.28.17 SCC Public Health Recognizes Outstanding Food Safety, Sanitation
Five local eateries were recognized for outstanding food safety, sanitation and education by earning 24 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Awards for 2016.
1.24.17  Spaying, Neutering Help Control Cat Population in St. Charles County 1.24.17 Spaying, Neutering Help Control Cat Population in St. Charles County
By spaying or neutering animals, responsible owners and caregivers do their part to control overpopulation in St. Charles County.
12.12.16 Recycle Natural Christmas Trees After the Holiday 12.12.16 Recycle Natural Christmas Trees After the Holiday
To make natural Christmas tree recycling more convenient for residents, the Division of Environmental Health and Protection and several St. Charles County agencies will offer free collections throughout the area.
11.8.16  Department Names Katie Willis as Humane Director 11.8.16 Department Names Katie Willis as Humane Director
Department Director Hope Woodson named Katie Willis the new Director for the Division of Humane Services.
10.19.16  WIC Contract Extends through 2017 10.19.16 WIC Contract Extends through 2017
The Dept of Public Health has renewed its contact to continue operating its Women, Infants and Children program through 2017.
10.12.16 Vaccination, Simple Precautions Protect Against Influenza 10.12.16 Vaccination, Simple Precautions Protect Against Influenza
A vaccination and other simple precautions provide the best protection against the spread of influenza (the flu). To help safeguard our community, the Division of Health Services' Immunization Clinic now offers flu shots for adults and children.
10.5.16  Humane Services Food Pantry Helps St. Charles County Pets 10.5.16 Humane Services Food Pantry Helps St. Charles County Pets
One Saturday each month, eligible pet owners can receive free dry food for their dog or cat through the Division of Humane Services's Pet Food Pantry.
9.14.16 Pet Adoption Center Tailgate Special 9.14.16 Pet Adoption Center Tailgate Special
The Pet Adoption Center offers half-off adoption fees on football-marked feline MVPs through October 1. Be sure to vote for your favorite Homecoming King and Queen candidates.
8.29.16 Learn About the St. Charles County Medical Reserve Corps 8.29.16 Learn About the St. Charles County Medical Reserve Corps
A Medical Reserve Corps is a volunteer-based unit that assists in a public health crisis. To introduce you to roles portrayed by St. Charles County's MRC, the Dept. of Public Health will host an orientation on Sept. 27 (5:30 pm).
8.11.16  Department Promotes Sara Evers to Assistant Director 8.11.16 Department Promotes Sara Evers to Assistant Director
Department Director Hope Woodson announced on Aug. 11, 2016, that she has promoted Sara Evers to assistant director, where she will oversee the Division of Health Services.
7.29.16 Explanation of Decision Regarding Chevy 7.29.16 Explanation of Decision Regarding Chevy
Statement related to Division of Humane Services decision made in June 2016.
7.12.16  Make Online Requests to Control Mosquitoes 7.12.16 Make Online Requests to Control Mosquitoes
St. Charles County residents can now make online requests to control nuisance mosquitoes near their home using the Report a Concern tool.
 6.9.16 Get Back-to-School Immunizations 6.9.16 Get Back-to-School Immunizations
The state of Missouri requires students to be up-to-date on specific immunizations. To help meet these requirements, the St. Charles County Department of Public Health's Immunizations Clinic provides these necessary vaccinations.
5.19.16 Passport Applications 5.19.16 Passport Applications
Effective June 6, 2016, individuals may apply for a U.S. passport in-person at the Department of Public Health.
5.10.16  Control Mosquitoes Through Reduction, Repellent 5.10.16 Control Mosquitoes Through Reduction, Repellent
The Division of Environmental Health and Protection will help to reduce mosquitoes this year by treating habitats and populations with larvicide and insecticide. Residents should protect themselves by using repellent when outdoors and by removing standing water sources from their homes.
4.20.16 HHW Collection Begins May 3 4.20.16 HHW Collection Begins May 3
Beginning May 3, 2016, St. Charles County residents may bring Household Hazardous Waste to either Recycle Works location for safe disposal.
4.6.16 WIC Income Guidelines Expand for 2016 4.6.16 WIC Income Guidelines Expand for 2016
An expansion of the income eligibility requirements for 2016-2017 will enable more families to qualify for the WIC program.
3.16.16  Earth Day Event April 16 Celebrates Nature, Recycling 3.16.16 Earth Day Event April 16 Celebrates Nature, Recycling
To encourage projects that improve our community and promote efficient use of natural resources, St. Charles County will celebrate Earth Day on April 16 at Broemmelsiek Park.
2.17.16 SCC Health Presents 24 Carrot Award Winners 2.17.16 SCC Health Presents 24 Carrot Award Winners
To recognize outstanding stewardship and sanitation, the Division of Environmental Health and Protection presented 24 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Awards to five establishments in 2015.
1.7.16  Department Changes Name 1.7.16 Department Changes Name
Effective Jan 1, 2016, the health department will now be named the Department of Public Health. The three divisions are the Division of Environmental Health and Protection, Division of Health Services, and Division of Humane Services.
12.15.15  Recycle Natural Christmas Trees This Year 12.15.15 Recycle Natural Christmas Trees This Year
Instead of trashing your tree after Christmas, consider recycling it. To make recycling natural trees more convenient, SCC Health partners with area municipalities to present a free collection for residents at various locations.
12.2.15  Celebrate 25 Years of Recycling 12.2.15 Celebrate 25 Years of Recycling
Since opening its first facility in 1990, St. Charles County has collected more than 40 million pounds of recyclable material. Now with two facilities open, read how SCC Health is celebrating 25 years of recycling this year.
11.13.15 SCC Health Renews WIC Services Contract 11.13.15 SCC Health Renews WIC Services Contract
The Division of Public Health has renewed its contract with the state to continue operating the popular Women, Infants and Children program through 2016. The program provides specific foods and nutrition education to growing families.
10.28.15 Take Steps to Fight the Flu 10.28.15 Take Steps to Fight the Flu
Peak flu season typically runs from November through February, but there are things you can do to protect your family. Get vaccinated today for the best protection.
10.22.15  Bat Tested, Found Positive for Rabies 10.22.15 Bat Tested, Found Positive for Rabies
A dead bat discovered in a northeastern St. Charles County home has tested positive for rabies. Pet owners are reminded that County ordinance requires rabies vaccinations for all dogs and cats.
9.22.15  Block Bug Bites By Taking Precautions This Fall 9.22.15 Block Bug Bites By Taking Precautions This Fall
Using repellents and taking simple precautionary steps can reduce exposure to insect-borne diseases.
9.8.15  HHW Collection to End for Year on Sept 30, 2015 9.8.15 HHW Collection to End for Year on Sept 30, 2015
To help with the safe disposal of potentially harmful items, St. Charles County accepts Household Hazardous Waste at its Recycle Works Central facility. The collection ends for 2015 on September 30.
8.13.15  Health Department Seeks Resident Input on Survey 8.13.15 Health Department Seeks Resident Input on Survey
To help evaluate the availability of health resources and identify threats or trends affecting the community, the department issued its Community Health Assessment survey for residents.
6.24.15  St. Charles County Enacts Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Program 6.24.15 St. Charles County Enacts Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Program
Recognizing the many benefits breastfeeding provides babies and mothers, St. Charles County Government established itself as a breastfeeding friendly workplace this spring.
6.3.15 Mosquito Control Is A Team Effort 6.3.15 Mosquito Control Is A Team Effort
In cooperation with residents, the health department will seek to minimize mosquito populations in St. Charles County this summer.
4.22.15  Household Hazardous Waste Collection Returns May 1 4.22.15 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Returns May 1
From May 1 through Sept. 30 this year, residents may safely dispose of Household Hazardous Waste that typically is not collected by curbside recycling programs.
4.21.15 Alison Tucker Public Health Division Director 4.21.15 Alison Tucker Public Health Division Director
Alison Tucker has been promoted to director for the Division of Public Health and assistant director for the department overall.
4.14.15  WIC Income Guidelines Expand, Hours Change To Help Families 4.14.15 WIC Income Guidelines Expand, Hours Change To Help Families
Income eligibility guidelines and hours of operation for St. Charles County's WIC program have expanded to help accommodate more growing families.
3.25.15 Study Ranks St. Charles County Among Missouri's Healthiest Places 3.25.15 Study Ranks St. Charles County Among Missouri's Healthiest Places
For the 6th consecutive year, the County Health Rankings placed St. Charles County among the top of its list for Missouri's healthiest - placing second in both Health Outcomes and Health Factors.
3.18.15  Celebrate Earth Day April 25 at Broemmelsiek Park 3.18.15 Celebrate Earth Day April 25 at Broemmelsiek Park
St. Charles County's Division of Environmental Health and Protection and Department of Parks and Recreation invite residents of all ages to celebrate Earth Day with a fun, free event.
3.13.15  24 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award Winners 3.13.15 24 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award Winners
The Division of Environmental Health and Protection awarded 7 food service providers with awards to recognize outstanding food safety, stewardship and sanitation.
2.27.15  SCC Health Assisting Area Hospitals With Investigation of Two Deaths 2.27.15 SCC Health Assisting Area Hospitals With Investigation of Two Deaths
The department is collaborating with two St. Charles County hospitals in an investigation into the cause of death for two individuals this week.
2.25.15 Plan Ahead To Weather The Storm 2.25.15 Plan Ahead To Weather The Storm
St. Charles County encourages residents and businesses to review dangerous weather response plans and participate in the statewide tornado safety drill on March 3, 2015.
2.5.15 SCC Health Clinics Update Policies, Fees 2.5.15 SCC Health Clinics Update Policies, Fees
To help prevent the spread of disease in our community, the Division of Public Health operates affordably priced medical clinics for children and adults.
1.26.15  SCC Health Seeks Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers 1.26.15 SCC Health Seeks Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers
To volunteer your help during a public health threat, join the Medical Reserve Corps. Orientation is Feb. 5.
12.11.14  Recycle Your Natural Christmas Tree 12.11.14 Recycle Your Natural Christmas Tree
Instead of trashing your natural tree after the Yuletide celebration, consider recycling it for free as a way to give one last gift to the environment. Various sites throughout the county will accept these trees.
12.3.14 Deck The Halls Pet Adoption Event 12.3.14 Deck The Halls Pet Adoption Event
If you're seeking to add a cuddly pet to your household this holiday, the Pet Adoption Center's Deck The Paws adoption event, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20, will help you find the purr-fect pal.
11.13.14  WIC Peer Counselors Support Breastfeeding 11.13.14 WIC Peer Counselors Support Breastfeeding
To provide information and support to families who wish to breastfeed their children, the St. Charles County WIC program introduced a Peer Counseling program. In addition, a Parenting Support Group will meet monthly to discuss parenting topics.
10.29.14 Vaccination, Prevention Can Minimize Spread of Flu 10.29.14 Vaccination, Prevention Can Minimize Spread of Flu
To help safeguard the community against influenza, the St. Charles County health department offers flu vaccines for $25 to adults and children. Please call (636) 949-1857 to make an appointment.
10.22.14 SCC Health Renews WIC Services Contract 10.22.14 SCC Health Renews WIC Services Contract
The Department of Community Health and the Environment will extend its operating agreement for the popular Women, Infants and Children program through 2015. WIC provides supplemental food and nutrition education at no cost to qualifying participants.
9.16.14  Household Hazardous Waste Collection Ends Sept 30 9.16.14 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Ends Sept 30
9.10.14  St. Charles County Health to Practice Medical Distribution Plan Oct 11 9.10.14 St. Charles County Health to Practice Medical Distribution Plan Oct 11
8.4.14  Free Workshop Sept 12 Offers Suggestions on How Churches Can Help Emergency Response 8.4.14 Free Workshop Sept 12 Offers Suggestions on How Churches Can Help Emergency Response
7.7.14  SCC Health to Host Tire Round Up July 26 7.7.14 SCC Health to Host Tire Round Up July 26
6.12.14  Curtailing Nuisance Mosquitoes is a Team Effort 6.12.14 Curtailing Nuisance Mosquitoes is a Team Effort
5.16.14  Training Education can Reduce Dog Bite Incidents 5.16.14 Training Education can Reduce Dog Bite Incidents
4.21.14  Household Hazardous Waste Collection Begins May 11 For St. Charles County Residents 4.21.14 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Begins May 11 For St. Charles County Residents
4.17.14  24 Carrot Winners Set 4.17.14 24 Carrot Winners Set "Gold" Standard
4.14.14  WIC Income Eligibility Expansion Extends Nutrition Support to More Families 4.14.14 WIC Income Eligibility Expansion Extends Nutrition Support to More Families
3.26.14  Study Ranks St. Charles County Among Missouri's Healthiest for 5th Straight Year 3.26.14 Study Ranks St. Charles County Among Missouri's Healthiest for 5th Straight Year
12.31.13  Emergencies Happen Does Your Church Have a Plan? 12.31.13 Emergencies Happen Does Your Church Have a Plan?
12.18.13  St. Charles County Offers Residents Free Recycling of Natural Christmas Trees 12.18.13 St. Charles County Offers Residents Free Recycling of Natural Christmas Trees
12.5.13  STD Clinic Introduces Trial Period for Walk In Hours 12.5.13 STD Clinic Introduces Trial Period for Walk In Hours
11.8.13  St. Charles County to Continue WIC Services in 2014 11.8.13 St. Charles County to Continue WIC Services in 2014
10.9.13  Household Hazardous Waste Collection Concludes Oct 26 10.9.13 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Concludes Oct 26
10.2.13  Parenting 101 Presents Care Giving Tips 10.2.13 Parenting 101 Presents Care Giving Tips
9.11.13  SCC Health Seeks volunteers to Join Medical Reserve Corps 9.11.13 SCC Health Seeks volunteers to Join Medical Reserve Corps
9.9.13  St. Charles County Hosts Free Mattress Recycling Event 9.9.13 St. Charles County Hosts Free Mattress Recycling Event
8.16.13  SCC Health Offers Guidance Against Childhood Obesity 8.16.13 SCC Health Offers Guidance Against Childhood Obesity
6.25.13  Stay Safe This Independence Day 6.25.13 Stay Safe This Independence Day
6.18.13  Curtailing Nuisance Mosquitoes is a Team Effort 6.18.13 Curtailing Nuisance Mosquitoes is a Team Effort
6.13.13  SCC Health Offers Free Tdap Shots at July Clinics 6.13.13 SCC Health Offers Free Tdap Shots at July Clinics
5.16.13  Prevent Dog Bites by Becoming More Aware 5.16.13 Prevent Dog Bites by Becoming More Aware
4.18.13  Income Eligibility Expansion Extends Nutrition Sup 4.18.13 Income Eligibility Expansion Extends Nutrition Sup
4.12.13 May Workshop to Emphasize Disaster Planning Among Area Faith-Based Organizations 4.12.13 May Workshop to Emphasize Disaster Planning Among Area Faith-Based Organizations
4.9.13  St. Charles County's Recycle Works Central Accepts Household Hazardous Waste April - Oct. 4.9.13 St. Charles County's Recycle Works Central Accepts Household Hazardous Waste April - Oct.
4.3.13  Health Department Launches Upgraded Website 4.3.13 Health Department Launches Upgraded Website
3.20.13  Study Ranks St. Charles County Among Missouri's Healthiest for fourth Straight Year 3.20.13 Study Ranks St. Charles County Among Missouri's Healthiest for fourth Straight Year
1.30.13  24 Carrot Award Winners Set Gold Standard 1.30.13 24 Carrot Award Winners Set Gold Standard
1.16.13  Take Care To Prevent Birth Defects 1.16.13 Take Care To Prevent Birth Defects
1.10.13  Health Department Seeks Volunteers to Assist Emergency Response Plan 1.10.13 Health Department Seeks Volunteers to Assist Emergency Response Plan
12.21.12  St. Charles County to Continue WIC Services 12.21.12 St. Charles County to Continue WIC Services
12.18.12  Give the Community a Natural Gift After the Holiday 12.18.12 Give the Community a Natural Gift After the Holiday
12.6.12  Battling Influenza is Nothing to Sneeze At 12.6.12 Battling Influenza is Nothing to Sneeze At
11.27.12  Prepare for Winter Weather Before It Arrives 11.27.12 Prepare for Winter Weather Before It Arrives
10.24.12  Household Hazardous Waste Collection Concludes Nov 24 10.24.12 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Concludes Nov 24
10.3.12  Pep Up Your Home With a New Pup 10.3.12 Pep Up Your Home With a New Pup
9.18.12  Health Department Offers CPR, First Aid Certification 9.18.12 Health Department Offers CPR, First Aid Certification
9.12.12  Health Department Flu Shots to Begin Sept 17 9.12.12 Health Department Flu Shots to Begin Sept 17
9.6.12  St. Charles County Offers Services, Tips for Curtailing Mosquitoes 9.6.12 St. Charles County Offers Services, Tips for Curtailing Mosquitoes
8.28.12  Programs Further Health Department's Ability to Provide Immunizations 8.28.12 Programs Further Health Department's Ability to Provide Immunizations
8.21.12  STD Clinic Establishes New Pricing Policy 8.21.12 STD Clinic Establishes New Pricing Policy
8.8.12  Parenting 101 Teaches Care-Giving Tips 8.8.12 Parenting 101 Teaches Care-Giving Tips
7.31.12  WIC Gives Families a Healthy Start 7.31.12 WIC Gives Families a Healthy Start
7.24.12  St. Charles County Confirms First Heat Death 7.24.12 St. Charles County Confirms First Heat Death
6.27.12  Protect Yourself During Summer Heat 6.27.12 Protect Yourself During Summer Heat
6.19.12  SCC Health Offers School-Required Vaccinations to Qualifying Students 6.19.12 SCC Health Offers School-Required Vaccinations to Qualifying Students
6.4.12  St. Charles County Health Selects Ryan Tilley as Environmental Division Director 6.4.12 St. Charles County Health Selects Ryan Tilley as Environmental Division Director
5.14.12  St. Charles County Health to Practice Medical Distribution Plan June 28 5.14.12 St. Charles County Health to Practice Medical Distribution Plan June 28
4.12.12  Missouri Increases Income Guidelines For WIC Program 4.12.12 Missouri Increases Income Guidelines For WIC Program
4.2.12  Safely Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste 4.2.12 Safely Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste
2.29.12  Birth, Death Records Now Available Online 2.29.12 Birth, Death Records Now Available Online
2.17.12  Responsible Owners Control Their Pets 2.17.12 Responsible Owners Control Their Pets
2.7.12  Fill Your Heart With Love, Care This Month 2.7.12 Fill Your Heart With Love, Care This Month
1.17.12  Birth Defects Prevention Month 2012 1.17.12 Birth Defects Prevention Month 2012