Health Departments in Columbus, Mississippi

There are 2 Health Departments in Columbus, Mississippi, serving a population of 24,409 people in an area of 23 square miles. There is 1 Health Department per 12,204 people, and 1 Health Department per 11 square miles.

In Mississippi, Columbus is ranked 80th of 508 cities in Health Departments per capita, and 65th of 508 cities in Health Departments per square mile.

List of Columbus Health Departments

Find Columbus, Mississippi health departments, DOH, and health and human services.


Lowndes County Health Department 1112 Military Road Columbus, MS

Lowndes County Health Department 400 Lock and Dam Road Columbus, MS

About Columbus Health Departments

Columbus Health Departments are responsible for monitoring public health risks, coordinating responses to public health risks, and setting and enforcing public health standards in Columbus, MS. Departments of Public Health (DPH) are particularly active in preventing the spread of disease, ensuring a clean water supply, and promoting a healthy environment and healthy behaviors among the public. Health Depts are also a key source of Lowndes County records.

You may contact the Health Department for questions about:
  • Columbus public health records
  • Vital records searches including birth and death certificates
  • Requesting copies of marriage certificates
  • Columbus restaurant inspection grades
  • Verifying professional licenses

Columbus Health Statistics

Find Columbus Population of People With Disabilities, Population by Disability Type, Public Health Insurance Coverage, and Private Health Insurance Coverage. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Columbus Population of People With Disabilities
 ColumbusLowndes County
People With Disabilities4,065 (17.4%)8,020 (13.9%)
Females With Disabilities2,265 (17.7%)4,291 (14.1%)
Males With Disabilities1,800 (17.1%)3,729 (13.7%)
Columbus Population by Disability Type
 ColumbusLowndes County
Hearing Difficulty1,094 (4.7%)2,220 (3.8%)
Vision Difficulty919 (3.9%)1,703 (2.9%)
Cognitive Difficulty1,257 (5.7%)2,688 (5.0%)
Ambulatory Difficulty2,296 (10.5%)4,272 (7.9%)
Self-Care Difficulty969 (4.4%)1,681 (3.1%)
Independent Living Difficulty1,557 (8.5%)2,841 (6.5%)
Columbus Public Health Insurance Coverage
 ColumbusLowndes County
Public Health Insurance9,748 (41.8%)21,361 (37.0%)
Medicare Coverage4,560 (19.6%)10,660 (18.5%)
Medicaid Coverage6,140 (26.3%)12,732 (22.0%)
VA Health Care Coverage847 (3.6%)2,073 (3.6%)
Columbus Private Health Insurance Coverage
 ColumbusLowndes County
Private Health Insurance12,351 (53.0%)35,202 (61.0%)
Employer Based Coverage8,996 (38.6%)26,442 (45.8%)
Direct-Purchase Coverage2,931 (12.6%)7,141 (12.4%)
Tricare & Military Coverage1,526 (6.5%)4,771 (8.3%)