Public Health services currently available
Please call or email the Bloomington Public Health Division 952-563-8900 or publichealth@BloomingtonMN.gov if you wish to make use of any of the following services:
- 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 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.
For Your Health: Lowering your risk while celebrating the holidays
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
- Annual Report 2019
- Community Health Survey Data Book
- Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
The CHIP was developed through a joint effort of Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Minneapolis and Hennepin County. The plan includes a Community Health Assessment, vision and guiding principles, strategic health issues and goals, stakeholder engagement and planning, and additional resources and tools.
- WIC Health Indicators Summary (Bloomington, Edina and Richfield) 2016-2017
- Breastfeeding Community Assessment 2016
- Breastfeeding Assessment 2016
Housing and Health 2018 (Health Equity Data Analysis in Richfield)
Minnesota Student Survey Data 2015-2017
Laws related to public health (and additional resources)
- 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
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 bloomingtonmn.gov/hr for a complete list of current work and volunteer opportunities with the City of Bloomington.
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.
In the news
- On Jan. 5, Public Health began vaccinating first responders with the City’s initial shipment of the Moderna vaccine.
- A little exercise makes a big difference in your health.
- Make an appointment to get a free COVID-19 test in Bloomington.