A public health emergency is anything that causes, or could cause, injuries or illness to a large number of people. Please use the following guidelines to determine how to respond.
If this is an emergency, call 911.
How to Report a Disease
For diseases that require immediate report, please call the Infectious Diseases Epidemiologist, Prevention and Control Division at : 612-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414. For more information, click on the link below.
Poisoning or Foodborne Illness
Poison Emergencies: Call 911
Got a Poison Question? Call 1-800-222-1222.
- Immediate Professional Assistance
- Free of Charge
If you think you are ill from eating food in a public setting, call the Minnesota Foodborne Illness Hotline at 1-877-FOOD-ILL (1-877-366-3455).
Natural or Man-Made Emergencies
To report a natural or man-made emergency that may have public health consequences for the community, call your local Sheriff’s Department Dispatch.
Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office
Dispatch Center: 320-235-1260
Physical Contact with a Bat
If you have had physical contact with a bat, call your healthcare provider. If you find a bat in your home, capture it. Wait until regular business hours to call the Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-5414 for advice or click on the link below.
Emergency and Community Health Outreach (ECHO)
Emergency, Community and Health Outreach Minnesota (ECHO)
In an emergency, ECHO Minnesota will work with public officials to provide you and your family with the information that you need to stay healthy and safe in multiple languages. For additional information, click on the link below.
Food, Pool and Lodging Licensing Information
Contact Minnesota Department of Health for Licensing Jurisdiction regarding Food, Pool, and Lodging (FPL)Licensing.
MDH Emergency Operations "after Hours" number: 651-201-5735