The CDC is recommending an additional (third) dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems.
If you believe you may fall into this category, talk with your health care provider about your medical condition and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate.
View our response to the U.S. Administration’s plan for COVID-19 booster doses.
Available Tuesdays from 12:30 – 4 p.m. by appointment. Please call 952-563-8900, option 3, to make your appointment.
Public Health services currently available
Please contact the Bloomington Public Health Division at 952-563-8900 or publichealth@BloomingtonMN.gov if you wish to make use of any of the following services:
- Immunizations, including for back to school
- Family Health Home Visits (by phone or video)
- Includes: prenatal, newborn, parenting, asthma, and older/vulnerable adult support
- WIC services (by phone)
Services currently unavailable
- Tuberculin skin tests
Public Health is working with the Minnesota Department of Health to slow the spread of COVID-19. The City of Bloomington has extensive information and resources about COVID-19.
Public Health has a Community Resource line to Public Health Nurses who can help connect you with local resources, including food, housing, medical care and more. Call 952-563-8900, option 3. Non-emergency calls are answered Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
View a summary of information about COVID-19 cases in Bloomington.
Mission: To engage the community in promoting, protecting and improving the health of all.
Vision: A healthy community empowered by our locally based support and services.
- 2020 Annual Report
- Community Health Survey Data Book
- Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP)
The CHIP was developed through a joint effort of Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Minneapolis and Hennepin County. CHIP addresses complex health issues and aims to reverse health and racial inequities. It does this by partnering with communities, public health agencies, health systems and clinics, housing developers and providers, spiritual, faith and cultural communities, schools, and human service organizations.
Housing and Health 2018 (Health Equity Data Analysis in Richfield)
Minnesota Student Survey Data
Please contact us for the latest student health data from the Minnesota Student Survey. Public Health can provide data analysis for students in the Bloomington, Edina and Richfield school districts.
- A social host ordinance holds persons criminally responsible for hosting events where persons under 21 years of age are permitted to consume alcohol.
- E-cigarette use is prohibited in the following public spaces:
- Places at work
- Restaurants and bars (including their outdoor spaces)
- City-owned parks and recreational areas
- The legal tobacco sales age is 21
- Healthy eating, biking and walking (Bloomington, Edina and Richfield)
- Know your rights as a breastfeeding mom
Looking for an internship, field experience or clinical placement?
Before completing an application, please read the following guidelines:
- A contract must be in place between the City of Bloomington and the college or university before a student can apply. Public Health has contracts with the following programs:
- Augsburg University, Nursing
- Bethel University, Nursing
- Minnesota State University, Mankato, Nursing
- Normandale Community College, Dietetics
- Normandale Community College, Community Health
- Southwest Minnesota State University, Nursing
- University of Minnesota, Public Health
- University of Minnesota, Nursing
- Preference will be given to post-secondary college students living in south Hennepin County, especially within the cities of Bloomington, Edina and Richfield.
- Preference must be given to students currently enrolled at local colleges or ones within Minnesota.
- The minimum time commitment is 40 hours.
- Applications should be completed at least two months prior to requested start date.
- An interview may be requested before being accepted.
- Applications must include:
- Current transcript
- Course syllabus that includes course expectations and requirements
- End of semester evaluation requirements
Before starting an internship, a student's professor must provide confirmation of the following. Written and verbal contact from a professor is required:
- Bloodborne pathogen training
- HIPAA training
- Criminal background check within the past two years
- Up-to-date immunizations
- Mantoux test completed within the past two years
Submitting an online application does not guarantee placement with Bloomington Public Health.
Bloomington Public Health recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and interns and in supporting the Division’s mission. The Division is committed to attracting employees and interns with varying identities and backgrounds.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
CERT volunteers are members of the community trained in basic response skills by emergency personnel. Volunteers are prepared to save lives, prevent the spread of disease and protect themselves, their families and their community in the event of a disaster.
CERT training is a collaboration between Bloomington and Richfield.
For more information, visit the City of Richfield.
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
MRC volunteers include medical professionals and nonmedical community members without healthcare backgrounds. Volunteers help to strengthen public health emergency response efforts, build community resiliency and engage the public in health promotion information and community events.
Interested in learning more? Email your questions to MRC@BloomingtonMN.gov.
To become a volunteer:
- Complete a City of Bloomington volunteer application and background check authorization form and email to MRC@BloomingtonMN.gov.
- Read through the following tutorial on how to complete an online profile.
- Once you have received confirmation, complete the following trainings and email your certificate(s) to MRC@BloomingtonMN.gov.