Women, Children and Adolescent Health

Asthma, Lead Testing, Smoking Cessation, School Health and other family health programming

The Bureau of Women, Children, and Adolescent Health houses Child Asthma, Lead Testing , Smoking Cessation and School Health services. Programs include Show Me Healthy Women, Health Equity, and Maternal/Child Health.

Child Asthma Services

Find information on home assessment assistance, school education program and outreach. Click here for more information.

Lead Screening Services

Find information on how to request and obtain lead testing services for children six and under. Click here for more information.

Services are provided by appointment from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., with the exception of lunch hour (approximately 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.). Screenings are done Monday through Friday, except on city holidays.

Smoking Cessation Services

Sign-up for "Freedom from Smoking" courses. This course uses programming developed by the American Lung Association. Click here for more information.

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School Health Services

School Health Service provides professional nursing and supportive services to students in schools in the City of St. Louis. Services provided to Parochial, Lutheran, Christian, Charter and Public schools may include counseling, screenings, education, and referral to the community and other health promotion activities and care plans for special needs children. For more information, call (314) 657-1475.

Immunization Exemptions

Requests for immunization exemptions for religious or medical reasons are available on a walk-in basis from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (except city holidays). All other encounters will be by appointment only. City residents may call Sheria Stinson at 314-657-1518 to make an appointment. You may also call 314-612-5100.


The Department of Health works with community partners to offer vaccinations for people living in the City of St. Louis. Please visit the vaccination information website for information on school, Hepatitis A, travel, and influenza vaccinations.

Show Me Healthy Women Program

The Show Me Healthy Women program provides professional nursing case management services to ethnic minority, low-income women 40 years of age and older in the geographic areas of St. Louis City/County, St Charles, Jefferson and Franklin counties. Services include follow-up of abnormal Pap tests, mammograms and/or clinical breast exams. (314) 657-1502

Health Equity Program

The Health Equity Program focuses on five health disparities: asthma, adolescent STD infection, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and infant mortality. Efforts are concentrated in areas of high priority in an attempt to provide resources and education to the community. For more information, call (314) 657-1475.

Maternal/Child Health Program

The Maternal/Child Health Program provides professional and supportive services with community partners to identify families at greatest risk for child maltreatment. The program targets zip codes within the City of St. Louis identified as having the highest risk of reported abuse and socioeconomic factors. Services are provided by funding from the title V Maternal Child Block Grant. For more information, call (314) 657-1458.

Birth Certificates

Birth Certificates in the City of St. Louis are managed by the City of St. Louis Recorder of Deeds. Please call (314) 622-4610 or visit http://www.stlouiscityrecorder.org/vitals/#birth-and-death-records for additional information and to request a birth certificate.

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