About

Jackson County Health Department

For more than 80 years the Jackson County Health Department has remained resolute in preventing disease, promoting healthy lifestyles and protecting our communities and environment.

The health department was established as a unit in January 1925 and provided communicable disease control, examination and immunization of school children, and teaching home hygiene and care of the sick classes.

Today, serving over 250,000 residents, Jackson County Health Department continues its dedication to the prevention of disease and the maintenance of quality health for families and the community through education, immunization, inspection and  supportive care.

MISSION STATEMENT

Jackson County Health Department provides public health services for disease prevention, health promotion and protection of the environment.

VISION STATEMENT

The population in Eastern Jackson County will practice preventative behaviors that are appropriate, have accessible public health services, with adequate staffing and resources and the citizens will be knowledgeable and proactive about public health and public health policy.


Independence Location Office Hours

  • Monday – Friday
  • 8am – 4pm
  • Information & Appointments: 816-404-6415

Please see below for hours of specific services.

Services Hours of Operation

Birth and Death Certificates

  • Monday – Friday
  • 8am – 4pm

Immunization Clinic Services

  • By Appointment Only
  • Monday – Wednesday
  • 8:30 – 11:00am AND 1:00 – 3:30pm

Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing

  • By Appointment Only
  • 8am – 4pm

Pregnancy Tests

  • Monday – Friday
  • 8am – 4pm

Tuberculosis (TB) Testing

  • Monday – Wednesday
  • 8:30am – 3:30pm

TB Skin Test Result Readings

  • Wednesday – Friday
  • 8am – 4pm