Office Hours

Monday- Friday, 8 -11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 5 p.m.

Phone: 417-745-2138

Fax: 417-745-2400

Located at 201 Cedar, Hermitage, MO. 65668

Health Education


Stay healthy! Check here for food recalls as they are announced.


Did you know we offer two different Women's Health Programs, based on age? Read more here...


We also offer classes to help you Stop Smoking and to learn Crib Safety.




Get all the facts. Have your kids ready for their first day of school, or come in for adult or adolescent vaccines. Read more here.


T.B. Concerns



Is it true that tuberculosis is on the rise in the US? What can you do to avoid this disease? Click here to learn more.



Rabies is a viral disease of mammals and is transmitted primarily through bites.

Annually, 7,000 to 8,000 rabid animals are detected in the United States, with more than 90 percent of the cases in wild animals. Rabies is found naturally in Missouri, occurring primarily in bats and skunks, although other animals are also found rabid each year, including domestic species such as dogs, cats, horses, and cattle.

To learn more about Rabies click here.

Welcome to the Hickory County Health Dept. Website



We have been serving area residents since 1966, and are dedicated to promoting the health of all county residents. Our commitment to disease prevention is the driving force behind the many health services we offer you.


On our site you'll find information about the services we offer, WIC information, and a list of resources for many different health issues and questions.



                                       Contact us by phone, email or by visiting our office.


Latest News & Updates


Free Dental Screening Available at the Hickory County Health Department July 16th and August 20th. Call and schedule your appointment today!

Hermitage Lions Club and the Hickory County Community Improvement Foundation present the 6th Annual Running River Trail 5 K, June 7th, 2014. Run or walk for child safety!

Click here to learn more.

Healthy Recipe of the Week


Hawaiian Crock Pot Chicken

Click here to view recipe courtesy of, nutritional content included! Courtesy of Hungry Girl! 



WIC Clinic Opens in Urbana.

When: First Monday of each month from 8:30-11:00 am.

Where: Praire Chapel United Methodist Church (across from Skyline School).

Call the Hickory County Health Department to schedule your appointment today!



Nutrition Classes

WIC will be partnering with the Extension Office offering Nutrition Classes monthly over the next year focusing on healthy eating and incoorporating WIC approved foods in healthy recipes. The class will be taught by Jan Gerstlauer, nutrition program associate with family nutrition education program. For more information call the Health Department at 417-745-2138. The schedule for each month is as follows:


December: Banana Split Oatmeal

January: Peanut Butter Treats and White Grape Juice

February: Sweet Baked Apple Wedges

March: Bold Breakfast Burritos

April: Bold Breakfast Burritos

May: Chocolate Peanut Butter Parafaits

June: Chocolate Peanut Butter Parafaits

July: Colorful Veggie Pockets

August: Coloful Veggie Pockets

September: Fruit & Yogurt Breakfast Waffle Pizza


Tornado Season


 To stay safe during a tornado, prepare a plan and emergency kit, stay aware of weather conditions during thunderstorms, know the best places to shelter both indoors and outdoors, and always protect your head. Click here to read more.







 Help Us Compete in the Challenge & Hit the Trail. Start with these 3 easy steps: 1. Create an account at  2. Join our company team.  3. Hit the trail, track your miles & share your journey!   Whether you walk, run, bike, paddle or roll, this is a great opportunity to promote Missouri's proud outdoor heritage and improve your health. It's a chance to have FUN WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS. Click here to get started.




Live Well Restaurants offer healthy menu items to their customers. If you have a restaurant that would like to become a Live Well Restaurant click here to learn more.


    Fun Camp Day

Hosted by: Hickory County Health Department’s Health Schools Healthy Communities Program

July 12, 2014

At Pickering Park outside of Hermitage Mo

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Come prepared to participate in fun activity stations!

Snacks and water provided.

Children participating will receive a sports sling bag with goodies inside!



Salsa Showdown
County Health Department Will host the August 2nd event at our future building site on HWY 254 from 6 to 8:30pm
Activities include: Salsa Recipe Contest, Music, Kids games, watermelon seed spitting contest, refreshments & prize drawings
Please bring a lawn chair and join the fun, we look forward to seeing you & your family
For more information regarding the salsa contest, contact the Health Department at 417-745-2138 or visit our website

Click here for information about the Salsa Contest HOMEMADE_FRESH_SALSA.docx, home_salsa.pdf