The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center was created in 1986 to support public health activities designed to prevent illness, prolong life and improve and protect the health of all the people in our community. We serve all community residents by offering a variety of programs and services that advance our mission—to promote good health and protect the county's public health.

Our Mission

To promote good health and protect the county's public health through:

  • Assessment of health and environmental needs
  • Policy development
  • Community education
  • Prevention
  • Assurance
  • Evaluation

Our Vision

Cape Girardeau County will be a community where the safety and health needs of all people are identified, addressed, and resolved.

We are proud to serve Cape Girardeau County and invite you to explore our website to learn about all of the services we offer. To facilitate access, many are available free of charge and others have financial guidelines with reasonable fees based on the cost of providing the service.

Let the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center help you realize a full and healthy life in our community. Please contact us when you need us.

Board of Trustees

The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center is governed by a 5 member elected Board of Trustees that serve for 4 year terms.  Board members can be reached by email at:

  • John Freeze, Chairperson
  • Georganne Syler, Vice Chairperson
  • William Lewis, Secretary
  • Diane Howard
  • Eric Becking

Director: Jane Wernsman

*Due to COVID-19, all services are by appointment*

Monday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Late clinics available. Call for details.

Main Office:
1121 Linden Street
PO Box 1839
Cape Girardeau, MO 63702-1839
(573) 335-7846
Fax: (573) 335-5909

Environmental Health:
(573) 335-7846 ext. 128

Rural Health Clinic:
(573) 335-2229
Fax: (573) 339-8768

(573) 335-4330