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Many services are available to anyone regardless of financial status and are free of charge.

Some clinics have financial guidelines and reasonable fees based on the cost of providing the service.

Environmental Services

Environmental Public Health Specialists are agents of the Missouri Department of Health. The Stoddard County EPHS is a Certified Environmental Health Specialist in the State of Missouri. The responsibilities of the EPHS include the following:

Inspecting restaurants, taverns, schools, senior centers, retail food establishments, daycare & lodging establishments.

Respond to questions about the private water supplies, sewage, rabies, indoor air, etc. 

Evaluate plans for septic system installations, site evaluations, & issue permits. 

Consult with homeowners & installers about septic options.

Collect private water samples upon request.  Two types of sample available:  Bacteriological & General Chemistry (also known as New Well Series).

Investigate complaints which may indicate a public health problems such as foodborne illness or sewage problems.

Conduct food schools in which food safety & sanitation is taught to food service employees. 


**Food Service Inspection results are open to the public.

**The Environmental Health Office has a variety of brochures available on the following subjects:

consumer food safety


cooking for groups


septic system maintenance


P.O. Box 277

1001 North Highway 25

Bloomfield, MO 63825

Environmental Links

Missouri Food Code

Temporary Food Stands

Fight BAC

It's a Snap (Handwashing for Schools)

National Coalition for Food Safe Schools

National Environmental Health Association

Government Food Safety Information

Food Safety and Inspection Service

Food and Drug Administration