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

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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.

Immunizations

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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

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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

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

 

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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

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The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

The Hickory Count Health Department will be participating in the Nation Precription Drug Take-Back Day April 26th, 2014 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Drop off site will be located at the Hickory County Health Department. Call 745-2138 with any questions.

Not sure what to do with your outdated/unused prescrition drugs, click here to find out.

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Free Dental Screening Available at the Hickory County Health Department March 19th and April 16th. 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.

**NEW**

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!

 

 

New Year's resolutions usually include losing weight. Make a resolution this year to live healthy! Not only for yourself but also for your family. Click here to learn more about what is really in the food we eat, weight management tips, nutrition/health issues, and meal planning.

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

 

Healthy Recipe of the Week

 

 Healthy Buffalo Wing Meatballs with Ranch Dip

Click here to view recipe courtesy of eatingwell.com, nutritional content included!

 

 

 

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

 

 Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. Click here to learn more.

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.