Alert us to a problem:
Please call 311 to file a health complaint or express a concern about food safety or sanitation issues, hotel/motel cleanliness, noise ordinance violations, industrial air quality, smoking ordinance violations, pool cleanliness, rats or unsanitary conditions in a public place within the city limits of Kansas City, Missouri.
• To file a complaint about a doctor’s office, nail or hair salon, tattoo parlor or massage parlor, contact the Missouri Division of Professional Registration.
• See professions regulated by the Missouri Division of Professional Registrations.
• To file a complaint related to hospitals, day-care or senior care facilities, or to report elder abuse or neglect, contact the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services.
If you don’t see your complaint here, or have a question about other services offered by the Health Department, please call us at (816) 513-6008 or email us, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remove a dead bird or other small animal:
Never touch a dead bird or other dead small animal with bare hands!
Take these steps to avoid injury or exposure:
1. Wear disposable rubber or vinyl gloves whenever possible.
2. Hold a trash bag open so that the dead bird does not touch your skin.
3. Do not touch any surface that has touched the dead bird (dead birds may carry diseases or parasites).
4. Seal the bag with the dead bird inside it. If possible, double-bag it to reduce the risk of the trash bag tearing.
5. Throw away the rubber gloves with the bird, making sure to not touch any part of the glove that has touched the bird.
6. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.
Dispose of sharps safely:
• Use caution when handling sharps such as hypodermic needles, syringes, lancets and other sharp items
• Reusing or sharing needles greatly increases the risk of contamination or infection and is known to spread HIV, Hepatitis and other blood-borne diseases
• Unintentional needle sticks can also spread disease
• Safe disposal of household generated sharps reduces environmental pollution and prevents injury and disease transmission
• See how to safely dispose of sharp objects that can spread disease in this guide provided by The Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Apply for WIC:
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is a federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Missouri department of Health and Senior Services.
Because of the large number and location of clinics currently providing WIC services, KCHD does not provide these services.