Minnesota Department of Health

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Minnesota Department of Health
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Department overview
Formed1977; 46 years ago (1977)
HeadquartersSaint Paul, Minnesota
Annual budget$500 million
Department executive

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is the state health agency of the State of Minnesota in the United States.[1] The department has four offices in Saint Paul and seven outside of the Twin Cities metropolitan area: Bemidji, Duluth, Fergus Falls, Mankato, Marshall, Rochester, and St. Cloud.

The agency was established in 1977 after the abolition of the state board of health, which had existed since 1872.[2]

The agency is responsible for Minnesotans' public health, including disease control and prevention, environmental health, public policy, and regulation of health care providers. Additionally, it runs an immunization program and reports on the quality of clinical care in hospitals and clinics across the state.[3]

On September 15, 2021, Minnesota Department of Health announced the release of Docket, a free mobile application that enables consumer access to the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) system.[4]


  1. ^ "MDH Agency Overview - Minnesota Dept. of Health". www.health.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  2. ^ "Mission, Vision, Strategic Plan and Fact Sheets - Minnesota Dept. of Health". www.health.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2020-01-24.
  3. ^ "Minnesota Department of Health - healthfinder.gov". United States Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Sep 22, 2010. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  4. ^ "News release: New mobile app gives Minnesotans access to their immunization record faster". Retrieved 2021-01-28.

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