Public Health Services

The Department of Public Health and Environment provides public health services to individuals, families, and communities. The goals of these services are to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, promote healthy lifestyles and build healthy communities.


If you suspect that you have become ill from food, call the department or report online at Report Your Concern. You can also report through the Minnesota Department of Health Foodborne Illness Hotline at 1-877-FOOD-ILL (1-877-366-3455).

If you are a healthcare provider and need to report an infectious disease, please call the Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414. Get more information on disease reporting guidelines.