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Saint Paul - Ramsey County Public Health

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It’s Back to School Time!

New immunization laws for schools, child care and early childhood programs begin September 1,  2014.  Highlights include Tdap and meningitis vaccine for those children entering 7th grade, Hepatitis A vaccine for children over 12 months attending child care or early childhood programs and Hepatitis B vaccine for children over 2 months attending child care or early childhood programs.  Call your clinic for an immunization visit today.

For more information on New Immunization Laws (pdf) | Are you Ready - Required Vaccine Chart (pdf) | Minnesota Department of Health

For more information on Immunization Clinic Schedule | Metro Immunization Clinic Schedule (pdf)

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Greening Your Summer Gathering

Did you know you can borrow portable event recycling containers for free? Containers are perfect for collecting food, paper, cans, bottles and cups at your next gathering.

For more information and reserving Event Recycling Containers

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days in Saint Paul

Ramsey County's collection truck for household hazardous waste is in Saint Paul during Fridays and Saturdays in August.  Don't miss this FREE opportunity to get rid of paint, used motor oil, batteries, fluorescent lights and other products that shouldn't go in the trash.  It's easy!

For more information on Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sites

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County Offers New Prescription Discount Program
Ramsey County is partnering with a free national discount prescription savings program that could save residents money on medications and health care costs. The Coast2Coast Rx Card Program offers savings on medications, dental, vision, and hearing services; plus discounts on lab and imaging tests and diabetes supplies and equipment for all family members. The program also offers discounts on pet prescriptions and veterinary services. The RX Card is free and available to any County resident, regardless of income, age or health status.

Information about the Coast2Coast Rx card is now available at Ramsey County offices including the Public Health Center, 555 Cedar Street in St. Paul, and Ramsey County libraries. Information is also available at a variety of pharmacies, clinics and other community locations. Residents can also print out the Rx card online and view the nearest participating locations.

For more information on Coast2Coast Rx Card ProgramNews Release (pdf) | Poster (pdf) 


Contact Information:
DURING Regular Office Hours  (Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

  • If you need information about Public Health programs in Ramsey County or want to report a natural or human-caused emergency that may have serious public health consequences, call 651.266.2400.
  • If you need police, fire or medical personnel to respond, call 911.
  • If you are ill, contact your health care provider. 
  • If you are a physician calling to report an infectious disease, please call 651.201.5414 or 1.877.676.5414. 

AFTER Regular Office Hours  (After 4:30 pm on weekdays, all-day Saturday, Sunday and holidays)

  • If you are ill, contact your health care provider.
  • If you need police, fire or medical personnel to respond, call 911.
  • To report a natural or human-caused emergency that may have serious public health consequences AFTER regular business hours, call 911.