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Feedback on Ramsey County’s Going Green Guide

Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health is currently seeking feedback on the annual Going Green Guide. Please take a short, 10-minute survey on the 2015 guide. Ramsey County will use your feedback to improve future issues of the guide.

Take the Going Green Guide survey


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E-Cigarettes Prohibited in Ramsey County Public Spaces Effective November 29

On September 22, the Board of Commissioners voted 6-1 to enact the Ramsey County Clean Indoor Air Ordinance. The act prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in public spaces where cigarette smoking is currently prohibited under the Minnesota Clean Indoor Act, as well as prohibiting vaping or smoking within 25 feet of public building entrances. The ordinance is effective November 29, 2015.

For more information on Ramsey County Clean Indoor Air Ordinance

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Program Exploring "Food Justice" Airs November 15

Food Justice, a television show that examines homelessness, food insecurity and efforts to increase access to healthier food and meals, will premiere Sunday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. on the TPT MN Channel. The program is a co-production of Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health and Twin Cities PBS that grew out of work by Public Health and local organizations over the last several years to identify barriers to serving healthy foods.

For more information on Food Justice showtimes and resources  |  Press release: Program Exploring "Food Justice" Airs Nov. 15

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County Offers 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.

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.