Public Health

Public Health Staff

As public health professionals, we help build the foundation of our community’s health by delivering a variety of programs, assessments, research, and recommendations designed to give everyone a chance to be as healthy as possible by:

  • Preventing illnesses before they start.
  • Promoting health opportunities for all.
  • Protecting the residents of St. Louis County.

Health starts in our families, neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces. As members of this community, we live, work, play, learn, and age alongside you. And we are committed to working with partners from across our county. Together, we can ensure that everyone has the chance to live a long, healthy life, regardless of who they are, how much they make, or what their background is.

Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission:
The St. Louis County Public Health Division leads in public health practice through strategic partnering, data-driven decision making, and results-based accountability. We work to assure that all residents of St. Louis County have the opportunity to thrive in a healthy, equitable and safe community.  

Our Vision:
Advancing prevention strategies that promote healthy people and healthy communities.  

Our Values:
The values we articulate and model set the foundation for our success as an organization. They communicate where we want to go and how we operate. These values guide our work, how we interact with each other, and which strategies we employ.  

  • Collaboration 

  • Respect 

  • Accountability 

  • Forward-thought 

  • Integrity 

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Public Health Offices


320 W. 2nd St.                  
Duluth, MN 55802    


320 Miners Dr E. 
Ely, MN 55731


1814 14th Ave E. 
Hibbing, MN 55746


201 S. 3rd Ave W. 
P.O. Box 1148 
Virginia, MN 55792


Women Infants & Children (WIC)
SLC South
Fax: 218-725-5297

SLC North
Fax: 218-471-7601

Public Health Division Director

Amy Westbrook

Emergency Contact Information

If this is an emergency, call 911

If you are ill, call your healthcare provider

For a poisoning emergency, call the MN Poison Control System at 1-800-222-1222

If you are a healthcare provider calling to report an infectious disease, please call 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414