Public Health

Public Health

Public Health services currently available

Make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Please call or email the Bloomington Public Health Division 952-563-8900 or if you wish to make use of any of the following services:  

  • Immunizations
  • 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 and vision

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.

Documents and reports

Health assessments

Housing and Health 2018 (Health Equity Data Analysis in Richfield)

Minnesota Student Survey Data 2015-2017

Laws related to public health (and additional resources)

  1. A social host ordinance holds persons criminally responsible for hosting events where persons under 21 years of age are permitted to consume alcohol.
  2. 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
  3. The legal tobacco sales age is 21
  4. Healthy eating, biking and walking (Bloomington, Edina and Richfield)
  5. Know your rights as a breastfeeding mom

Student internships

Internships Update as of September 28, 2020

Due to COVID-19, Bloomington Public Health is not accepting applications for internships or similar student experiences at this time. We will reevaluate the situation in 2021 with the hope that we can restart internships in the fall of that year. 

Thank you for your interest in Bloomington Public Health. Please visit for a complete list of current work and volunteer opportunities with the City of Bloomington.  

Volunteer opportunities

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

To become a volunteer:

  1. Complete a City of Bloomington PDF icon volunteer application and background check PDF icon authorization form and email to
  2. Read through the following tutorial on how to complete an online profile
  3. Once you have received confirmation, complete the following trainings and email your certificate(s) to
    1. Orientation
    2. Psychological First Aid
    3. Introduction to National Incident Management System (NIMS)

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